Mesothelioma Settlements & Verdicts

For over 45 years, Sokolove Law has helped victims of asbestos-related diseases pursue justice through mesothelioma settlements and verdicts. As of June 2024, we've recovered more than $5 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

By filing a mesothelioma lawsuit, you can secure financial compensation from the asbestos companies responsible for your illness through an out-of-court settlement or a jury verdict from a trial.

Mesothelioma settlements can be instrumental in helping families maintain financial stability after a diagnosis, cover the costs of treatment, and hold negligent companies accountable.

Mesothelioma Settlements at a Glance

  • Average mesothelioma payouts range from $1 Million to $11.4 Million, depending on whether your case settles or goes to court.
  • Many families start receiving money in as few as 90 days, with additional payments coming in over the next year or so.
  • At Sokolove Law, we’ve handled 8,600+ asbestos exposure cases.
  • Our team has secured over $5 Billion for our mesothelioma clients.

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

Over 99% of our mesothelioma lawsuits settle without going to court, which allows our clients to start receiving money faster.

Contact Sokolove Law now to see if we can pursue mesothelioma lawsuit settlements on your behalf.

Average Settlement for Mesothelioma Lawsuits in 2024

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

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

That said, the value of a mesothelioma lawsuit can vary greatly. Any case may be worth more or less than the typical mesothelioma settlement amount.

Our Past Mesothelioma Settlements by State

Sokolove Law is a nationally recognized law firm with offices and licensed attorneys in almost every state. Our mesothelioma attorneys have successfully secured results for families in all 50 states, securing billions nationwide.

A few of our past mesothelioma settlement amounts and verdicts include:

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

With a history of notable verdicts and settlements, the quality of our firm's work speaks for itself, oftentimes making companies more inclined to settle than face our team in court.

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

Who Is Eligible for Asbestos Lawsuit Settlements?

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

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

Not sure if this means you? Call (800) 647-3434 now. We can help determine if you may qualify to pursue asbestos lawsuit settlements for free.

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.

Mesothelioma settlements after your loved one’s death can help pay for funeral expenses, outstanding medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.

Our compassionate team understands how difficult it is to navigate legal matters after the loss of a loved one. We’re here to provide support and guidance throughout the process, so your family can receive the justice they deserve.

Our Past Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Settlements

At Sokolove Law, we’ve helped thousands of families get compensation from asbestos claims after death.

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

  • $10.99 Million for the family of a California laborer
  • $9.3 Million for the family of a U.S. Navy veteran in Massachusetts
  • $4 Million to 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 to the family of a woman in Hawaii with mesothelioma
  • $3 Million for the family of a U.S. Army veteran and union electrician

While no amount of money can bring back your loved one, securing a mesothelioma settlement after their death can provide a sense of closure and financial relief for your family during this difficult time.

Call (800) 647-3434 now to see if we can help you secure mesothelioma wrongful death settlements.

How to Get Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settlements

Pursuing a mesothelioma settlement can play a crucial role in helping many clients pay for treatment and hold 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
  • Identifying all possible sources of mesothelioma compensation in your case
  • 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

We’ve helped thousands of families across the country access mesothelioma settlements while providing them with guidance and support throughout the entire legal process.

It’s our goal to get you the maximum compensation as quickly as possible, pursuing compensation from every company responsible for your illness.

You only have a limited time to take legal action after a diagnosis. Start the process now by getting a free case review.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Mesothelioma Settlement?

Many clients start getting mesothelioma settlements in as few as 90 days, with additional compensation coming in over the next year or so. Generally speaking, mesothelioma settlement negotiations only take about 12-18 months in total.

"Our clients could receive compensation in as little as 6 weeks. The more likelihood is 2 or 3 months, and then you'll probably continue receiving various compensation for another year."
– Ricky LeBlanc, Managing Attorney at Sokolove Law

Once you contact Sokolove Law, we’ll begin working on your case as soon as possible. A member of our team can often travel to meet you at a location of your choosing within 24 hours, so your case gets the personalized attention it deserves.

3 Ways to Maximize Your Mesothelioma Settlements

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.

1. Identify All of the Companies at Fault

Many victims were exposed to multiple products that contained asbestos, and these products may have been made or sold by different companies.

Approximately 70 companies are named in asbestos lawsuits on average, according to KCIC’s 2022 report.

Our team can determine all of the asbestos-related companies that may be to blame for your illness and pursue a mesothelioma settlement from each.

The more companies responsible for your illness, the more mesothelioma case settlements you may be able to receive.

2. Work with Experienced Attorneys

Not all lawyers have experience handling 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.

In each case, your attorney’s ability to prove your exposure history can play a large role in determining whether the defendants choose to settle — and how much a mesothelioma settlement may be.

Over the last 45+ 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.

Call (800) 647-3434 now to find out if our attorneys can fight for you. It costs nothing to speak with us.

3. Pursue Compensation from All Sources

In addition to mesothelioma lawsuit settlements, families may be able to secure even more compensation from asbestos trust fund claims and benefits for military veterans.

Asbestos trust funds were created by companies that made or sold asbestos-containing products and later filed for bankruptcy. An estimated $30 Billion is still available for affected families.

Veterans with mesothelioma may also qualify for VA benefits. Since mesothelioma has a 100% disability rating, benefits start at over $3,700 a month.

Our team can pursue compensation from all of the sources available to you, so you get everything you may be entitled to.

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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.

Does Everyone Get a Mesothelioma Settlement?

More than 99% of mesothelioma lawsuits result in settlements, which means the majority of our clients get compensation without going to court.

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

We’ll work to get you the mesothelioma case settlements you deserve. If your case doesn’t settle, our team has the experience and resources to pursue a verdict on your behalf.

Mesothelioma Settlements: An Overview

A mesothelioma settlement is an amount of financial compensation that your legal team negotiates with the companies responsible for your illness.

The average mesothelioma settlement is between $1 Million and $1.4 Million.

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 decide how much you may be awarded in a verdict.

The average mesothelioma verdict awards between $5 Million and $11.4 Million.

However, some risks accompany mesothelioma verdicts:

  • It can take a year or more for your case to resolve
  • There’s no guarantee of compensation since the jury may not rule in your favor
  • Defendants can appeal a decision and ask for a new trial, delaying your access to compensation.

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%.

Our Past Mesothelioma Verdicts

When asbestos-related companies refuse to negotiate or fail to offer an acceptable mesothelioma settlement amount, we’re prepared to fight for clients in court and pursue a verdict instead.

Every time a case goes to trial, your legal team of investigators, paralegals, and lawyers work alongside medical experts to showcase the negligence of these companies and hold them accountable in court.

$40 Million Mesothelioma Verdict

For over 20 years, Walter worked as a boiler tender and fireman in the U.S. Navy. He was repeatedly exposed to asbestos in gaskets made by Goodyear.

After being diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, Walter decided to pursue justice by filing a mesothelioma lawsuit.

“What convinced me to file a lawsuit was when I was informed I wasn’t suing the government, I wasn’t suing the U.S. Navy. I was suing the manufacturer. I got mad then. Because they knew, many years prior, what asbestos would do to a human.”
– Walter, U.S. Navy Veteran & Firm Client

After the trial, the jury deliberated for less than 2 hours before holding Goodyear accountable and awarding Walter $40 Million in compensatory damages.

$8.26 Million Asbestos Verdict

As a Louisiana mechanic, Joe was exposed to asbestos-containing brakes and clutches made by Ford Motor Company while servicing vehicles.

After he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, Joe and his wife Karen reached out to Sokolove Law for help, and we quickly began building their case.

“When you know this could have been prevented, it makes things just that much harder to bear. No one should have to endure the pain of a mesothelioma diagnosis.”
– Karen, Wife of Mesothelioma Survivor & Firm Client

Once our attorneys presented all of the evidence we’d gathered at trial, the jury deliberated for only 1 hour before awarding Joe and his family $8.26 Million.

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Since 1979, Sokolove Law has secured over $5 Billion for thousands of mesothelioma victims and their families.

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What Determines Mesothelioma Settlement Amounts?

Mesothelioma settlement amounts can vary greatly from case to case, ranging from several hundred thousand dollars to several million. Our lawyers will carefully assess the value of your case and work to negotiate an asbestos settlement that provides you with everything you’re owed.

Factors that determine mesothelioma settlement amounts include:

  • Cost of medical bills: Mesothelioma treatments can cost over $400,000 a year. Any related medical costs like traveling to get treatment as well as the treatments themselves will be factored into your payouts.
  • Lost wages: If you missed work from being sick, you can secure money for when you were unable to work.
  • Strength of evidence: We have warehouses of evidence that can be used to build a strong case on your behalf, proving the companies responsible for your illness knew about the dangers of asbestos but failed to warn you.
  • State where your claim is filed: We can file your claim in the state that provides the most compensation as quickly as possible — whether it’s where you were exposed to asbestos, where you live now, or where the company responsible for your illness is located.
  • Funeral expenses: An asbestos settlement after the death of your loved one can help you cover funeral expenses like burial plots, cremation, and more.

Each mesothelioma case is unique and deserves a personalized approach to ensure that every aspect of your suffering is addressed.

When you work with Sokolove Law, you can rest assured we’ll collect all of the evidence needed to fight for the largest mesothelioma settlement possible in your case. Let us get you the money you deserve.

Pay Nothing Unless You Get an Asbestos Payout

In 1979, Jim Sokolove founded Sokolove Law to help everyday men, women, and children hold rich, powerful corporations accountable for their actions. Today, we continue to ensure that all of our clients have equal access to justice.

Because our attorneys work on a contingency basis, there are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs 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: Over 45 Years of Fighting for the Largest Mesothelioma Settlements Possible

Many companies that made asbestos-containing products knew asbestos was dangerous — they hid the risks 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 fighting for the largest mesothelioma settlements possible for asbestos victims nationwide.

Why choose Sokolove Law to get your family results? 

  • Over 45 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 now or fill out our contact form to start your free, no-obligation case review.

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settlement Amounts FAQs

What is a mesothelioma settlement?

A mesothelioma settlement is out-of-court compensation from the companies responsible for your asbestos exposure. Typical mesothelioma settlements award over $1 Million on average.

Mesothelioma settlements can help pay for expenses related to your diagnosis, like medical bills, lost wages, and more. Call (800) 647-3434 now to see if we can help you get the money you deserve.

What is the average settlement for mesothelioma victims?

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

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

How can I get the largest mesothelioma settlement possible?

To get the largest mesothelioma settlement possible, you should work with an award-winning 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 that will likely award the most compensation

At Sokolove Law, we’ve been recognized for our excellence in asbestos litigation and always aim to get the largest mesothelioma settlement possible for our clients.

We know how quickly treatment costs and other expenses can add up, so we’ll also work to get you a settlement as quickly as possible.

How long does a mesothelioma lawsuit settlement take?

It can take as few as 90 days to start receiving mesothelioma lawsuit settlements when you work with an experienced law firm like Sokolove Law, with additional compensation coming in over the next year.

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 settlement amounts are determined by many factors, including the physical, financial, and emotional impact of your diagnosis.

Factors impacting asbestos settlement amounts include: 

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

Our attorneys will take all of these details into account when pursuing asbestos exposure lawsuit settlements on your behalf.

Call (800) 647-3434 now to see if you may be eligible for a mesothelioma settlement.

How do mesothelioma settlements work?

To secure a mesothelioma settlement, your lawyer will negotiate a payout amount with the companies responsible for your exposure to asbestos.

These negotiations typically take place before a trial, which means many families are able to get a mesothelioma lawsuit settlement without going to court.

If a settlement isn’t reached, there’s still a chance your case will settle during a trial.

Where does mesothelioma money come from?

Mesothelioma money comes from the asbestos-related companies that made, sold, or used the products you were exposed to.

This may include:

  • Manufacturers of asbestos-containing products
  • Distributors or sellers of these products
  • Companies that used products with asbestos on work sites

Our attorneys can identify all of the companies that may be responsible for your illness and pursue a mesothelioma settlement from each of them.

Get a free case review now to find out if you may be eligible for mesothelioma money.

Who qualifies for asbestos wrongful death settlement amounts?

You may qualify for an asbestos wrongful death settlement if you're the immediate family member or estate representative of a mesothelioma patient who passed away. This may include spouses, children, parents, siblings, or friends of the deceased.

How much are the average wrongful death settlements for mesothelioma?

The average mesothelioma wrongful death settlement usually falls between $1 Million and $1.4 Million, while verdicts typically range from $5 Million to $11.4 Million.

While there’s never a guarantee of compensation in any case, our mesothelioma attorneys will fight hard for everything you’re entitled to. Get a free case review now to get started with your case.

How long do I have to pursue an asbestos settlement?

In some states, you have as little as 1 year after your diagnosis or the death of a loved one to pursue an asbestos settlement.

The mesothelioma statutes of limitations vary from state to state, but once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to pursue an asbestos settlement again in the future.

Call (800) 647-3434 as soon as possible to avoid missing the deadline. We can make sure your claim is filed on time.

Are mesothelioma settlements taxable income?

Mesothelioma settlements aren’t considered taxable if the compensation was awarded for medical bills, lost wages, and other costs linked to a personal injury.

Find out more about taxes on asbestos settlements and what you may have to pay back.

Can I still get an asbestos settlement if I don’t know how I was exposed?

In many cases, yes. When you work with Sokolove Law, we can determine what asbestos-containing products you may have been exposed to and find the evidence needed to prove it.

Over the past 45+ years, we’ve developed databases of evidence on companies, products, and job sites that used asbestos. After helping thousands of families across the country, it’s likely we’ve already successfully handled a case similar to yours.

Few firms can match our decades of experience and vast collection of resources. Let us build your case and fight for a mesothelioma settlement on your behalf. Call (800) 647-3434 now to get started for free.

Will I be awarded a mesothelioma class action settlement?

Not quite. Most asbestos claims are filed on an individual basis now, not as a group or class action, so families get the money and personal attention they deserve.

Mesothelioma lawsuit settlements average over $1 Million, while asbestos class action settlements often award much less than the individual payout amount.

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