A cancer of the lungs and chest wall, Mesothelioma can wreak havoc on your health and your life. It is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos. If you have been exposed to asbestos in the work place and developed Mesothelioma as a result, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. New York personal injury attorney Michael LoGiudice will pursue all possible avenues for recovery on your behalf.
How Much Compensation Will I Receive for Developing Asbestos-Induced Mesothelioma?
A personal injury claim is intended to compensate you for losses sustained due to the negligence of another. These losses may include:
- Medical bills
- Cost of future medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
The level of compensation to which you are entitled will depend on the extent of these types of losses. Additionally, compensation will depend on things like:
- Your personal medical history
- Proving liability
- Availability of funds
If you were in poor health before developing Mesothelioma, this can detract from your monetary award amount. The effect Mesothelioma has had on your quality of life can be a big factor in determining how much compensation you will receive for your claim. Prior health issues can interfere with this determination.
Additionally, issues regarding liability can adversely impact a personal injury claim. If there are difficulties proving that a particular party was at fault for the asbestos that lead to your Mesothelioma, it can be used to deny your claim or offer you a settlement amount way below the true value of your claim.
Another big issue in how much compensation you will receive for your claim is the availability of funds. Your claim may be worth a substantial sum, but there needs to be someone who will actually pay out the money. If you have Mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos in the workplace, there are several potential avenues to recover the money you are owed. You may be paid by:
- The manufacturer of the asbestos;
- The company responsible for installing the asbestos;
- The insurance company for the at-fault party; or
- A trust fund set up by the at-fault party for asbestos victims.
Mesothelioma can take decades after asbestos exposure to fully develop and, over the course of time, at-fault parties may have gone out of business or declared bankruptcy. It is also possible that a victim’s trust fund may have been substantially depleted over the years.
Getting the Compensation Mesothelioma Victims Deserve
Receiving compensation for the damages you have sustained as a result of your Mesothelioma may not be easy. There are challenges and legal complexities at every turn. Attorney Michael LoGiudice is up to the task. He fights for the injured to make sure they are compensated for their losses. At, Michael LoGiudice, LLP, your best interests are our priority. We provide unrivaled client support and will provide you with continual updates on how your case is progressing.