Mesothelioma Payout Timeline

Getting compensation quickly is vital for many mesothelioma patients and their families, which is why we strive to get results as soon as possible for our clients. At Sokolove Law, we’re often able to start securing mesothelioma payouts in as few as 90 days. 

We’ve recovered over $5 Billion in mesothelioma payouts for clients across the country. Call (800) 647-3434 now to find out if you may qualify for an asbestos claim payout.

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How Long Does an Asbestos Claim Take?

At Sokolove Law, our clients often start receiving compensation from mesothelioma lawsuits in as few as 90 days. Most mesothelioma cases are fully resolved within 12-18 months, after negotiations with all the companies have been completed.

Our asbestos attorneys will begin working on your case as soon as possible — frequently within 24 hours of your initial call.

Quick Facts About Asbestos Claim Payouts

  • The average mesothelioma payout is between $1 Million and $11.4 Million, depending on if your case settles or goes to court.
  • Over 99% of our cases result in out-of-court mesothelioma settlements.
  • We’ve handled more than 8,600 asbestos exposure cases and secured over $5 Billion in mesothelioma payouts nationwide.

We know how life-changing mesothelioma lawsuit payouts can be, which is why we’re committed to getting you the most compensation in the shortest amount of time possible. 

Get a free case review now to see if you can pursue an asbestos claim payout.

Our Past Asbestos Claims Payouts

As of June 2024, our mesothelioma attorneys have secured more than $5 Billion for thousands of clients nationwide.

A few of our many past mesothelioma payouts include:

  • $40 Million for a U.S. Navy veteran
  • $11.49 Million to a demolition worker in Florida
  • $10.5 Million for a pipefitter
  • $9.6 Million to a California construction worker
  • $9.3 Million for a family in Massachusetts
  • $8.26 Million to a Louisiana auto mechanic
  • $6.5 Million for a U.S. Army veteran and oil field worker
  • $5.4 Million to a mesothelioma patient in New York
  • $5.12 Million for a union millwright and laborer
  • $3.5 Million to an Iowa roofer

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

Billions Recovered Nationwide

Our firm has a long history of securing life-changing results for mesothelioma patients and their families. Let us get you the money you deserve.

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5 Factors Affecting How Long an Asbestos Claim Takes

While every case is unique and has its own mesothelioma payout timeline, there are generally 5 key factors that can affect how long an asbestos claim takes.

1. Complexity of Your Case

Because mesothelioma takes decades to develop, many clients may not remember when they were exposed to asbestos or all of the different products that may be responsible — but we can determine that for you.

At Sokolove Law, we’ve assembled extensive resources and a database of evidence over the last 45 years that helps us pinpoint what happened and when.

We’ll work to pursue compensation from each of the companies responsible for your exposure and illness. On average, 70 companies are named in a single asbestos lawsuit, according to KCIC’s 2022 report.

2. Where Your Mesothelioma Lawsuit Is Filed

The state where your mesothelioma claim is filed can impact your payout timeline, as some states may take longer than others to review asbestos claims or have shorter time frames on how long you have to file.

As the first truly national mesothelioma law firm, Sokolove Law can file asbestos claims in all 50 states. We’ll file your claim in whichever state may be most likely to offer you the most money in the shortest amount of time.

3. If Your Case Settles or Goes to Court

Whether your case results in a mesothelioma settlement with the defendant(s) or goes to a trial in court will greatly affect how soon you may get compensation.

Generally speaking, asbestos lawsuits pay out compensation in two ways:

  • Mesothelioma settlements: Negotiated with the defendant, these payouts usually provide families with quicker access to much-needed compensation and range from $1 Million to $1.4 Million on average.
  • Mesothelioma verdicts: Awarded by a judge or jury after a trial, verdicts may take over a year to secure, but they can award between $5 Million and $11.4 Million on average.

The vast majority of our mesothelioma cases settle before going to trial, which means many of our clients receive compensation without ever having to step foot in a courtroom.

4. Experience of Your Law Firm

As an established mesothelioma law firm, Sokolove Law has a track record of success that’s unmatched by most firms:

  • Over 45 years of experience fighting for asbestos exposure victims
  • More than 8,600 cases with favorable outcomes
  • $5 Billion+ secured for mesothelioma patients and their families

We’ve already taken on many large asbestos-related companies — and won. If our attorneys have already filed a successful claim against the defendant in your case, they may be more likely to settle, which means you could get compensation faster.

5. Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations

The mesothelioma statute of limitations is a deadline that determines how long you have to take legal action for your illness. Statutes of limitations vary from state to state, and once the deadline passes, you won’t be eligible for an asbestos claim payout.

To ensure you don’t miss out on compensation you may be owed, it’s crucial to contact us as soon as possible.

Call (800) 647-3434 now to get started before it’s too late. We’re available 24/7, and there’s no cost to contact us.

Steps of the Asbestos Claims Payout Timeline

We can handle every step of the asbestos claim payout process for you, so you can focus on your health and loved ones.

Contact Sokolove Law

At Sokolove Law, we offer free case reviews to determine if you may be able to pursue asbestos claim payouts. If you have a case, we’ll begin working to get you compensation as soon as possible.

Often within 24 hours, we can travel to meet you at a location of your choosing to discuss your asbestos exposure history and compensation options.

“I was shocked at how fast Sokolove Law called me. Two days later, they were meeting with me at my house. I was in a mild shock, but it was a good shock.”
– Dennis, Firm Mesothelioma Client

Investigate and Gather Evidence

Our team will work to determine which asbestos-containing products you may have been exposed to, and we’ll collect evidence linking your mesothelioma to these products.

Since 1979, we’ve built up an extensive warehouse of evidence on different asbestos products and developed an asbestos job site database.

Our lawyers may have already represented someone exposed to the same product as you, which can speed up the investigation process.

Secure Your Asbestos Claim Payouts

Once your lawsuit is filed, our attorneys will work to negotiate a mesothelioma settlement with the defendant(s). If a settlement isn’t reached, our team is prepared to fight for a trial verdict in court.

Over 99% of our mesothelioma cases result in settlements, which provide patients and families with quicker access to compensation.

Our asbestos attorneys will pursue compensation from all of the avenues available to you in order to maximize the compensation you may receive.

Mesothelioma Settlement Timeline

The time it takes to get a mesothelioma settlement payout depends on a number of factors in each case. Many of our clients begin receiving compensation within 90 days of contacting us, with their case completely resolved within 12-18 months.

The mesothelioma settlement timeline may be impacted if the defendant:

  • Doesn’t agree to a fair settlement amount
  • Limits access to or hides relevant evidence
  • Attempts to delay the legal process with unnecessary claims
  • Appeals a successful verdict after the trial is over

Our decades of experience allow us to stand up to powerful asbestos-related companies and ensure you get you the money you deserve.

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

Time Frame for Mesothelioma Trust Payouts

In addition to filing a lawsuit, you may also be able to file mesothelioma trust fund claims. There’s an estimated $30 Billion remaining in these trusts, and average total payouts for mesothelioma claims are between $300,000 and $400,000.

When some asbestos-related companies filed for bankruptcy, the courts ordered them to put aside money in these trust funds to pay current and future victims of asbestos-related diseases.

Trust funds typically provide families with compensation faster than a lawsuit — without requiring you to step foot in court. Many clients start receiving funds in just a few months. 

We may be able to pursue asbestos claim payouts from both lawsuits and trust funds. Contact us now to get started.

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Our experienced asbestos lawyers can pursue compensation from all of your available options. Let us get you the mesothelioma payout you deserve.

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Get Help Pursuing Asbestos Claims Payouts in 2024

At Sokolove Law, our asbestos attorneys are committed to helping patients and their families secure mesothelioma lawsuit payouts as quickly as possible.

Over the last 45 years of standing up to asbestos-related companies, we’ve recovered more than $5 Billion for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones.

We believe everyone should have access to the justice system, so there are no upfront costs or hourly fees to work with our team.

Let us help you get the mesothelioma payouts you deserve. Call (800) 647-3434 now or fill out our contact form to get started with a free, no-obligation case review.

Asbestos Claims Payout Timeline FAQs

How long does it take to get compensation for mesothelioma?

Within 90 days of first contacting us, many of our clients have started to receive mesothelioma compensation from their claims.

The asbestos claim payout timeline will depend on a number of factors, like if your case settles or goes to court.

Our team can work to get you the most compensation in the shortest amount of time possible.

What is the average mesothelioma payout amount?

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

At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered over $5 Billion nationwide. Find out if you may be eligible for a mesothelioma payout now during a free case review.

What are the amounts awarded from the mesothelioma trust funds?

The average total payout amount from asbestos trust fund claims is $300,000-400,000. Many mesothelioma patients qualify for payouts from multiple trusts.

An estimated $30 Billion still remains in asbestos trust funds — and you may be entitled to some of that money. Call (800) 647-3434 now to see if you qualify.

How do you get mesothelioma compensation?

Working with an experienced asbestos lawyer may be the easiest way for families to get mesothelioma compensation.

At Sokolove Law, our experienced team can handle every step of the process for you, from finding evidence of your asbestos exposure to filing your claims.

Mesothelioma compensation can be secured from: 

  • Asbestos trust fund claims
  • Mesothelioma lawsuits
  • VA benefits

Ready to begin pursuing the money you deserve? Find out if you may be eligible for compensation now.

How long does a mesothelioma lawsuit take?

Some asbestos claims begin resulting in compensation in just a few short months, especially with compensation from trust funds or settlements.

At Sokolove Law, over 99% of our asbestos lawsuits settle. This means you may be able to get compensation quicker — without ever having to go to court.

What is the statute of limitations on mesothelioma claims?

The statute of limitations or deadline for pursuing mesothelioma claim payouts is generally a few years after a patient’s diagnosis or death. However, these time limits vary from state to state. 

Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to take legal action for mesothelioma ever again.

Contact our team as soon as possible to get started with your claim before the deadline passes.

  1. KCIC. “Asbestos Litigation: 2022 Year in Review.” Retrieved from: https://www.kcic.com/media/2253/kcic_asbestos2022report.pdf. Accessed on January 3, 2024.