Fortunately, victims can fight back by pursuing the following legal claims for asbestos exposure Illnesses.
Compensation for Medical Expenses
Cancer treatment is incredibly expensive across the board. Medication alone can cost upwards of $10,000 a month, and treatments can cost triple that.
For rare cancers like mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer, the costs of diagnosing and treating the condition can be even higher. Even with insurance, patients face a high burden.
Other direct costs may include transportation to doctor’s appointments, and expenses for extensive home care.
Asbestos exposure injury lawsuits can reclaim such direct costs by accurately providing documentation of these expenses.
Loss of Income
Asbestos-related illnesses are extremely debilitating, so much so that leading an ordinary life may be difficult if not impossible. For most people, returning to work is out of the question.
In asbestos exposure cases, the plaintiff can estimate their loss of income in the past and future as a result of being unable to work, projecting them throughout the assumed life expectancy of the victim.
Family members who have lost a loved one as a result of asbestos exposure may be entitled to loss of income damages on behalf of the victim’s estate.
Pain and Suffering
Asbestos exposure illnesses are severe, debilitating, and life-threatening. Most illnesses such as mesothelioma and lung cancer leave the victim with a short amount of time to live.
Under these circumstances, the pain and suffering claims of the asbestos exposure victim are substantial and lead to large settlements and jury awards.
Loss of Consortium
Loss of consortium are the damages a spouse of an asbestos exposure victim can claim. These damages range from loss of emotional support of the victim to loss of sexual relations with the victim.
Wrongful Death Claims
Wrongful death is a potential claim for victims who may have passed. See the related asbestos wrongful death claims page for more details.
On top of the emotional and financial loss, the actions of an organization that forced asbestos exposure upon an individual may be so egregious as to warrant a jury to penalize them for their willful actions of exposing the victims to asbestos.
The plaintiff would need to prove that the defendant knew of the potential for the plaintiff to be exposed to asbestos and resulting injuries and knowingly and willfully allowed them to be exposed to the asbestos.
To provide a deterrent for future conduct such as this, the court may decide to assess punitive damages, making an example of the defendants and discouraging further similar actions.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer or mesothelioma, contact Mesowatch today. You will receive immediate assistance and a free, confidential case evaluation.
Our team of the nation’s best mesothelioma lawyers will examine your potential trust fund claims and all liable parties in order to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation for your losses.