Mesothelioma Settlements & Verdicts

For over 40 years, Sokolove Law has helped victims of asbestos-related diseases pursue justice through mesothelioma settlements and verdicts. As of February 2024, we've recovered over $4.9 Billion nationwide.

Average settlements for mesothelioma range from $1 Million to $1.4 Million. You may be able to start receiving money from a mesothelioma settlement in as few as 90 days. Call (800) 647-3434 now to get started.

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Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settlements & Verdicts

After a diagnosis, a mesothelioma victim can take legal action to pursue financial compensation from the asbestos companies responsible for causing their illness.

Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can result in compensation through a settlement negotiated with the defendant or a verdict from a trial in court.

Mesothelioma compensation can help victims of asbestos exposure:

  • Cover the medical costs associated with the disease
  • Hold manufacturers of asbestos-containing products accountable for their negligence
  • Provide financial security for their families

As a mesothelioma law firm, Sokolove Law can help clients nationwide pursue asbestos lawsuit settlements from the companies responsible — for no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs.

Call Sokolove Law now at (800) 647-3434 if you've been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease to learn about your financial options.

Settlements Never See the Inside of a Courtroom

Over 99% of our mesothelioma lawsuits settle without seeing the inside of a courtroom, which allows our clients to start receiving money faster. However, if a case does go to trial before a jury, Sokolove Law is fully prepared to fight for a mesothelioma verdict on your behalf.

How Much Are Mesothelioma Settlements Worth in 2024?

One of the most common questions people ask during this process is, what is the average mesothelioma settlement amount?

In 2024, average mesothelioma lawsuit settlement amounts have been valued at $1 Million to $1.4 Million, while the average mesothelioma verdict is estimated to be between $5 Million and $11.4 Million.

The average mesothelioma settlement ($1M-$1.4M) and trial verdict amount ($5M-$11.4M)

That said, mesothelioma case values can vary greatly. Any case can be worth more or less than the average.

Our Past Mesothelioma Settlements by State

Sokolove Law is a nationally recognized law firm with offices and a licensed attorney in almost every state. We have successfully represented clients in all 50 states.

Our experienced mesothelioma attorneys have secured over $4.9 Billion in compensation for patients and their loved ones across the country.

A few of our many past mesothelioma settlements and verdicts include:

  • $40 Million mesothelioma verdict awarded to a U.S. Navy veteran
  • $11.49 Million awarded to a demolition worker in Florida
  • $10.2 Million mesothelioma settlement for a U.S. Navy veteran in Washington
  • $9.6 Million mesothelioma verdict for a California construction worker
  • $10.5 Million mesothelioma verdict awarded to a pipefitter
  • $8.26 Million mesothelioma verdict for an auto mechanic in Louisiana
  • $7 Million mesothelioma lawsuit settlement for a welder
  • $5.5 Million mesothelioma verdict for a U.S. Navy veteran and mechanic
  • $6.5 Million settlement for a U.S. Army veteran and oil field worker in Louisiana
  • $3.4 Million for a laborer and U.S. Army veteran in Colorado
  • $6.5 Million asbestos lawsuit settlement for a manual laborer
  • $11.12 Million awarded to a mesothelioma patient in Arizona

While there’s never a guarantee of compensation in any case, we’ll fight hard to get you everything you’re entitled to.

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Maximizing Mesothelioma Settlement Amounts

You may wonder how to maximize an asbestos-related cancer or mesothelioma lawsuit settlement. As our founder Jim Sokolove said, "You have to do a thorough investigation."

At Sokolove Law, that's exactly what we've been doing for people with mesothelioma since 1979 — securing life-changing amounts of financial compensation.

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Video Summary: Mesothelioma settlement amounts are discussed by Jim Sokolove, Founder and Chairman (Retired 2013), and Ricky LeBlanc, Managing Attorney at Sokolove Law

The way you get the maximum compensation for a family who have been exposed to asbestos is, you have to do a thorough investigation to find the maximum amount of defendants that are responsible for the loved ones exposure to asbestos. The goal of any law firm who handles a mesothelioma case should be to maximize the value of their clients case. At Sokolove Law we're uniquely qualified to do so because of the more than 30 years of experience in this field.

In addition we have vetted and partner with the most successful trial firms in America to assist in some of these trials. We do business in nearly all 50 states so no matter where corporations are located that are responsible for you or your loved ones exposure we can help you pursue justice.

Sokolove Law is truly a national firm and the reason why has an advantage over a local firm is that local firms are generally limited to pursuing your case in the jurisdiction where they reside. Sokolove Law has attorneys in nearly every state in the United States, therefore we have the ability to pursue your case there. At Sokolove Law, it makes no difference to us which jurisdiction is going to be filed, we have the ability to file it where it's necessary to maximize your value.

Who Qualifies for Asbestos Lawsuit Settlements?

You may be eligible to pursue asbestos or mesothelioma lawsuit settlements if you:

  • Were diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease (like lung cancer)
  • Are the spouse, child, or immediate relative of the mesothelioma victim
  • Represent the estate of the mesothelioma victim

Not quite sure whether this means you? During a free, no-obligation case review, we can help determine if you’re eligible to pursue asbestos lawsuit settlements.

"I really appreciate Sokolove Law. They help you, and they treat you like a person and not a number."
– Dennis, Firm Mesothelioma Client

Mesothelioma Settlements After the Death of a Loved One

Even if your loved one has already passed away, Sokolove Law may still be able to help you pursue compensation on their behalf in the form of a mesothelioma wrongful death settlement.

We’ve helped thousands of families recover mesothelioma settlements after the death of their loved one.

Our Past Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Settlements

A few of our many past mesothelioma wrongful death settlements and verdicts include:

  • $9.3 Million for the family of a U.S. Navy veteran in Massachusetts
  • $4 Million for the family of a boiler worker in California
  • $5.2 Million for the family of a mechanic and forklift operator in Nevada
  • $3.64 Million for the family of a woman with mesothelioma in Hawaii
  • $3 Million for the family of a U.S. Army veteran and union electrician

See if we can help with your asbestos claim after death now — call (800) 647-3434 for a free case review.

How to Seek Mesothelioma Settlements

For many clients, pursuing a mesothelioma settlement is instrumental in paying for treatment and holding the asbestos-related companies accountable.

At Sokolove Law, our team can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and family.

Pursuing a mesothelioma settlement involves your legal team:

  • Reviewing your case to determine your eligibility to take action
  • Gathering medical records, testimonies, and evidence to prove your exposure history
  • Filing your mesothelioma lawsuit in the state that could provide the most money
  • Negotiating mesothelioma settlement amounts with the defendant(s)
  • Pursuing a verdict in a court trial if your case doesn’t settle

In addition to mesothelioma settlements, many clients also qualify for compensation from the estimated $30 Billion in asbestos trust funds. Our attorneys can help you file trust fund claims from the comfort of your own home.

At Sokolove Law, we can pursue money from all of the sources available in your case, including mesothelioma lawsuits, trust fund claims, and VA benefits.

Don't Miss Your Chance!

You have a limited time to take legal action after a mesothelioma diagnosis. Start the process today by getting a free case review or calling (800) 647-3434.

What Determines Mesothelioma Settlement Amounts?

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Mesothelioma settlement amounts and verdicts vary greatly from case to case, ranging from several hundred thousand to millions of dollars.

Generally speaking, the following factors in each case can influence asbestos settlement amounts.

Costs of Medical Bills

Mesothelioma is an aggressive and rare cancer that may require surgery, multiple rounds of chemotherapy or radiation, and/or other treatments.

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Average Yearly Cost of Asbestos Cancer Treatment

The mesothelioma settlement amount you receive may be influenced by the cost of past and future medical expenses as well as any travel costs to get care.

Extent of Asbestos Exposure & Companies at Fault

Asbestos settlement amounts may be impacted by the extent of your asbestos exposure and the number of companies responsible for your illness.

Many clients were exposed to more than one asbestos-containing product. In these cases, you can pursue money from each of the asbestos-related companies responsible.

In short, the more companies responsible for your illness, the more claims you can file and the more settlements you may receive.

Experience of Your Mesothelioma Lawyer

Not all lawyers have experience handling cases involving asbestos litigation. It’s crucial to find an experienced mesothelioma attorney with a long history of past successes and a vast network of resources to help maximize your potential winnings.

Sokolove Law has been helping victims and families affected by mesothelioma for over four decades — and we’re ready to fight on your behalf too.

Get started now with a free case review by calling (800) 647-3434.

Strength of Evidence

How strong the evidence of asbestos exposure is in your case can play a large role in determining whether the defendants choose to settle and how much a potential mesothelioma settlement may be worth.

Thankfully, when you work with Sokolove Law, your legal team can gather the evidence for you. Over the last 40+ years, we’ve assembled databases of evidence on asbestos exposure locations, manufacturers, and job sites.

It’s very possible that we’ve already represented someone from the same company or job site as you.

More Influential Factors

Additional factors that can affect mesothelioma lawsuit settlement amounts include:

  • The number of dependents you support
  • Past and future wages lost due to inability to work
  • Potential funeral expenses
  • State where the claim is filed
  • The type of asbestos you were exposed to

Learn more about your legal rights and potential compensation options today during a free legal case review.

Billions Recovered Nationwide

At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered over $4.9 Billion for thousands of mesothelioma patients and their families nationwide. Let us get you the results you deserve.

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Does Everyone Get a Mesothelioma Settlement?

While there’s never a guarantee of compensation in any case, more than 99% of mesothelioma lawsuits result in settlements.

Since 1979, Sokolove Law has fought hard for our clients. Asbestos-related companies know the quality of our work and often don’t want to risk a battle in court.

Mesothelioma Settlements: An Overview

A mesothelioma settlement is an amount of financial compensation that your legal team negotiates with the defendant(s). Settlements are often reached before your case goes to court, which means you can start receiving money faster.

Mesothelioma Verdicts: An Overview

If a settlement isn’t reached, your asbestos case will continue to a court trial. During a trial, a judge and jury will hear your case and render a verdict determining how much you may be awarded.

Although verdicts often award more compensation than settlements, they are risky, don’t guarantee compensation, and can take a year or more to resolve.

With mesothelioma verdicts, the defendant can appeal the court’s decision and ask for a new trial. For this reason, our team reaches a settlement in most cases — but we’re always prepared to fight for our clients in court if needed.

Whether you choose to pursue a settlement or a trial verdict, Sokolove Law will back you 100%.

Only Pay If You Get an Asbestos Settlement or Verdict

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In 1979, Jim Sokolove founded Sokolove Law to help all men, women, and children in their fight against the rich and powerful.

Today we continue to ensure all clients have equal access to justice, regardless of their background.

Because we work on what’s known as a contingency basis, our clients don’t have to pay anything out of pocket to file a mesothelioma claim with us.

Our firm only collects a fee if your case results in compensation. We don’t get anything if you don’t, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

Sokolove Law: Securing Mesothelioma Settlements for Over 40 Years

Many companies that made asbestos-containing products knew the dangers of asbestos — but hid the risk for decades to make a profit at the expense of their workers and the public.

At Sokolove Law, we’ve dedicated our legal practice to holding these companies accountable and securing asbestos settlements on behalf of mesothelioma victims nationwide.

Why choose our mesothelioma law firm for your claim?

  • Over 40 years of asbestos litigation experience
  • Billions of dollars successfully secured for past clients
  • We’ll come to you wherever you may be if you have a case
  • Able to secure compensation in as few as 90 days for many clients
  • Registered nurses on staff who can help clients get care
  • No hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with us

Let us get you the money you deserve. Call (800) 647-3434 or start your free case review now.

Mesothelioma Settlement Amounts FAQs

What is the average mesothelioma settlement amount?

The average mesothelioma settlement amount is between $1 Million and $1.4 Million, while the average mesothelioma verdict amount is between $5 Million and $11.4 Million.

See if you qualify for compensation now during a free case review.

How long does it take to get a mesothelioma settlement? 

Within 90 days of contacting us, many of our past clients start to receive asbestos settlements, with additional payments coming in over time.

That said, the mesothelioma payout timeline depends on the specifics of your case. Our mesothelioma lawyers will do everything we can to get you the most money in the shortest amount of time.

What determines asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuit settlement amounts?

Mesothelioma lawsuit settlements vary according to a number of unique factors in each case, including:

  • The age of the victim
  • Their diagnosis and life expectancy
  • Their overall health at diagnosis
  • How many asbestos-containing products they were exposed to
  • How long they used or were around these products
  • Any lost income from being unable to work
  • Medical bills and related expenses, including travel costs to treatment
  • Whether the case settles or goes to court

These are only a few of the many details your attorney takes into account when negotiating mesothelioma settlement amounts on your behalf.

How can I get the largest mesothelioma settlement possible?

To get the largest mesothelioma settlement possible, you need to work with an experienced legal team who can:

  • Do a thorough investigation and build a strong case on your behalf
  • Find as many defendants as possible who were responsible for your exposure
  • File your claim in the state most likely to award the most compensation

As a national mesothelioma law firm, Sokolove Law always aims to get the largest mesothelioma settlement possible for our clients because we know how quickly treatment costs can add up.

How much are average wrongful death settlements for mesothelioma? 

Average wrongful death settlement amounts usually fall between $1 Million and $1.4 Million, while verdicts award between $5 Million and $11.4 Million on average.

While there’s never a guarantee of compensation in any case, our mesothelioma attorneys will fight hard for everything you’re entitled to.

Who can receive a mesothelioma wrongful death settlement?

Asbestos wrongful death settlement amounts are typically awarded to the mesothelioma victim’s:

  • Spouse, children, or immediate family members
  • Estate representative

If your loved one has passed away from mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, we can help determine your eligibility to take legal action and receive a mesothelioma wrongful death settlement.

Call (800) 647-3434 now to learn more about your legal options. We’re ready to help 24/7.

Does pursuing a mesothelioma settlement cost money?

Only if we secure compensation in your case. When you work with Sokolove Law, there are no out-of-pocket costs or hourly fees.

Our mesothelioma lawyers will only get paid if you do, whether it’s through an asbestos lawsuit settlement or verdict.

If your case doesn’t result in compensation, you don’t have to pay us anything.

How long do I have to pursue an asbestos lawsuit settlement?

Due to state laws called statutes of limitations, you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action over asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma.

Unfortunately, if this deadline passes, you won’t be able to pursue an asbestos settlement again in the future.

Be sure to get in touch with a mesothelioma attorney as soon as possible to avoid missing the deadline. We can make sure your claim is filed on time.

Are mesothelioma settlements taxable?

Generally speaking, yes. It’s likely that some but not all of your settlement winnings will be taxed. Taxes on settlements are complicated and depend on the specific damages involved in the suit.

To avoid taxation, settlements must satisfy two requirements: physical injury and wrongful action. Since mesothelioma is a physical injury, the money you receive to cover your injuries and medical expenses may not be taxed.

However, the money awarded as punitive damages (intended to punish the asbestos-related companies at fault) or lost wages may be taxed. Contact us today to learn more.

Can I pursue an asbestos lawsuit settlement if I don’t know how I was exposed? 

In many cases, yes. When you work with Sokolove Law, we’ll handle every step of the legal process for you, including determining what you were exposed to and finding all of the needed evidence.

Over the past 40+ years, we’ve developed a deep understanding of what’s needed to prove exposure to asbestos — along with databases of evidence on asbestos-related companies, products, job sites, and past cases.

Few firms can match our decades of experience and evidence. Let us build your case and fight for compensation on your behalf. Call (800) 647-3434 now to get started for free.

If someone passes away before their case is complete, will their family receive the mesothelioma lawsuit settlement?

Yes. Any mesothelioma settlement after the death of the asbestos victim will be awarded to their spouse, dependents, or estate representative.

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