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Mesothelioma Settlements for Veterans

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What Are Mesothelioma Settlements?

Mesothelioma settlements are financial awards to asbestos exposure victims who develop malignant Mesothelioma as a direct result of the negligence of asbestos companies.


Most Mesothelioma lawsuits will never go to trial. Settlement amounts are agreed upon by both parties to avoid a lengthy trial.


How Much Are Settlements Worth?


The amount of settlement compensation for a Mesothelioma claim can depend on various factors involved in the negotiation with the asbestos companies. 


Determining factors during negotiations in a Mesothelioma settlement can include:


  • Asbestos Exposure History
  • Children 
  • Lost Wages
  • Medical Expenses
  • Other Dependents
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Type of Diagnosis

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Mesothelioma Settlements Process

Four Steps in the Mesothelioma Settlement Process


Step 1: Filing of Case – This will determine which asbestos companies are liable to file your claim. Claimants will need to provide evidence of their workplace asbestos exposure.


Step 2: Review of Case – Trustees will review your claim, medical history, and asbestos exposure, allowing them to determine if you claim their criteria for financial compensation. 


Step 3: Liquidation – Trustees will determine how much financial compensation to payout. A Mesothelioma lawyer can negotiate an individual claim for a larger settlement than the fixed amount set up by asbestos trust funds.


Step 4: Compensation Payment – When an agreement is reached with an asbestos company or asbestos trust fund the settlement amount is paid to the victim.


Benefits of Mesothelioma Settlements


  • Avoid a Lengthy Jury Trial
  • Guaranteed Financial Settlement
  • Keep Your Compensation Private
  • Receive a Guaranteed Negotiated Sum

Mesothelioma Settlements vs Verdicts

There is always a risk of going to trial because Mesothelioma cases can be very complicated. Placing your outcome in the hands of a jury, whose opinions can be swayed a crafty defense counsel can be risky. There is no guarantee the jury will side with you.


In most Mesothelioma cases jury verdicts may result in more substantial financial awards. While the amount awarded in a Mesothelioma settlement may be smaller than a trial verdict, you are at least guaranteed some compensation.


To settle or put your fate in the hands of a jury verdict is best made with the counsel of an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer.

What Causes Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos materials and products. Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly type of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, stomach (abdomen), and the heart sac. When a person breathes, inhales, or ingests microscopic asbestos fibers they can stay dormant in the body for 10-50 years before manifesting cancer symptoms.


Who is Most Likely to Get Mesothelioma?


The average age of a person diagnosed with Mesothelioma is 69 years old. People most likely to get diagnosed with Mesothelioma have worked around asbestos did the laundry for a worker would have been exposed. About 3,500 people will be diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma each year in the U. S., and more than 15,000 Americans will be diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease (asbestos lung cancer, asbestosis). 


1 in 3 of all diagnosed Mesothelioma cases in the U. S. is military veterans.

5-Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations

Statutes of Limitations is the time a Mesothelioma victim has to file a lawsuit. 


The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure varies from state to state.


The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma begins when a person is either diagnosed or dies, not the date of their exposure.


An experienced Mesothelioma attorney can help you file a claim before your Statutes of Limitations expires.

6-Get a Free No Obligation Mesothelioma Case Evaluation

No Legal Fees Unless You Win


Contact a Mesothelioma lawyer today for a free, no obligation Mesothelioma case evaluation to find out if you have a viable claim.


Our Mesothelioma lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means NO MONEY OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES by the asbestos victims or their families. You will find the contingency fees to be among the lowest in the country.


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List of Duties - Army Asbestos Exposure


Assembling,  Binding,  Buffing,  Changing,  Chipping,  Cleaning,  Coating,  Covering,  Crushing,  Cutting,  Demonstrating,  Designing,  Developing,  Digging,  Dismantling,  Drilling,  Examining,  Filling,  Fitting,  Fixing,  Folding,  Measuring,  Mixing,  Modifying,  Mounting,  Moving,  Observing,  Operating,  Overhauling,  Packaging,  Grinding,  Helping,  Inserting,  Inspecting,  Instructing   Investigating   Laboring   Lining   Loading   Painting   Piling   Pouring,  Prepping,  Pressing,  Processing,  Pumping,  Removing,  Repairing,  Replacing,  Sealing,  Servicing,  Setting,  Sorting,  Spinning,  Spraying,  Stacking,  Stamping,  Stripping,  Supervising,  Testing,  Training,  Trimming,  Troubleshooting,  Twisting,  Unloading,  Washing,  Weighing,  Welding,  Winding,  Wiring,  Working,  Wrapping   

30 Billion in Asbestos Trust Funds!

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Veterans Mesothelioma Diagnosis & Asbestos Trust Funds

Asbestos manufacturers of products and materials have admitted fault and set up trust funds to compensate workers for their asbestos exposure. There are more than 30 billion dollars in asbestos trust funds for patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer, asbestos lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases. If you know someone who has Mesothelioma, contact us to learn more about your legal rights for asbestos compensation.


Veterans diagnosed with  Mesothelioma have legal rights and may be eligible to recover compensation from negligent asbestos companies and asbestos trust funds. Get a free consultation from an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer to know if you have a valid legal claim today.

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Veterans and Mesothelioma

Navy Mesothelioma

Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Navy veterans account for 16 percent of all asbestos-related lung diseases.

Air Force Mesothelioma

Air Force Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Asbestos materials were used to build aircraft and construct Air Force bases.

Army Mesothelioma

Army Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Asbestos was used in thousands of Army vehicles, brakes, gaskets and insulation.

Coast Guard Mesothelioma

USCG Coast Guard Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

The Coast Guard used the same asbestos-containing equipment as the Navy.

U. S. Marines Mesothelioma

US Marines Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

American Cancer Society report - Asbestos was found in old Marine Corps barracks.

Retired Veterans

REtired Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

There are 21.5 million living veterans that served in the U. S. military forces.

Why You Need a Lawyer

Why You Need a Lawyer

Mesothelioma Lawyer Firms

An experienced Mesothelioma lawyer will get you a larger settlement!

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Start Claim Mesothelioma Law Firms

About 600,000 victims have filed claims for damage from their asbestos exposure. 

Mesothelioma Settlements

Mesothelioma Settlement Lawsuits

Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.

Statute of Limitations

Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations

Each state has a strict statute of limitations to file your asbestos lawsuit.

Asbestos Trust Funds

Asbestos Trust Fund Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.

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Mesothelioma Medical Information

Mesothelioma Diagnosed?

Mesothelioma Diagnosed Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Mesothelioma primarily diagnosed in Veterans between the ages of 55-75 

Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma Treatment

The 3 main treatments for Mesothelioma are: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Mesothelioma Symptoms

90% of Mesothelioma patients reported shortness of breath as their first symptom.

Secondhand Exposure

Secondhand Exposure

Diagnosed Mesothelioma rates are higher among spouses of asbestos workers.

Mesothelioma Survival Rate

Mesothelioma Survival Rate

Life expectancy for a mesothelioma patient is 12 – 21 months after diagnosis.

Asbestos Lung Cancer

Asbestos Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

There is about 15,000 Asbestos-related cancers diagnosed each year in U. S.