Through 2003, more than 700,000 People have been involved in mesothelioma lawsuits. They have filed claims against more than 6,000 companies.
Claims from Mesothelioma suits can cover medical bills, pain and suffering and offer security for loved ones after the sufferer has passed away.
The attorneys' fee is usually between 15 and 40% of the gross amount of the settlement.
Amounts of Mesothelioma settlements vary widely, not only from case to case but from region to region. Even different counties within the same state can have substantial differences in settlement values.
Some previous Asbestos-related lawsuits have settled for:
$250 Million in Settlements for 70-Year Old retired U.S. Steel worker, Gary, IN (3/2003)
$55 Million in Settlements for 47-Year Old Construction Worker.
$19.3 Million in Settlements for 66 year old chemical plant operator
$18 Million in Settlements for Copper Smelter Worker.
$9.178 Million in Settlements for Aircraft Mechanic, Texas.
$8,000,000 for 63 year old Coast Guard - Bystander - IL
$7 Million in Settlements for Boiler Operator. Dallas County, TX (9/22/03)
$2,700,000 for 45 year old Bystander Exposure - Home renovation and machine and toolmaker exposures - GA
$2,100,000 for 52 year old worked as electrician - MS
$1,600,000 for 51 year old secondary exposure - LA