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Mesothelioma Compensation for Family Members

If your loved one has died because of mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, we are terribly sorry for your loss. The tragedy of a death related to corporate negligence is more than simple misconduct. It’s an unimaginable horror for you and other innocent families like yours to experience.

The harmful effects related to asbestos exposure have long been studied and known by researchers in the medical and scientific community. From breathing problems to loss of mobility or cognitive deterioration, the consequences of exposure to asbestos are far-reaching and crippling for those unfortunate enough to suffer from them.

Mesothelioma is considered to be a terminal diagnosis. For family members, filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party or parties is the best way to ensure they answer for what they have done.

In 2014 Kazan Law achieved the highest wrongful death jury verdict in California. The total amount awarded was $11,800,000. Results like these are not uncommon for our law firm.

 Families Are Also Victims of Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure

The emotional stress and suffering you’ve already endured has likely caused a rippling impact on your entire life. From medical costs to the inability to effectively do your job, you have endured financial repercussions from the death of your family member. Accordingly, the responsible corporation(s) should be obligated to pay damages to you for the harm they have caused. That’s why you have the right to pursue compensation for your distress.

Beyond the lost wages from the deceased, your ability to live your life has been significantly altered. This chain of events has come about because of the willful negligence or malice of corporations that need to be held responsible.

That’s why it’s so critical for you and your family to act now and seek out what is rightfully yours. You do not have to allow this tragedy to make you a victim twice. The loss you now have to live with is painful enough. It’s time for you to take action and seek out the justice you deserve.

Family Options for Wrongful Death Compensation Due to Mesothelioma

Families can pursue settlements or other compensation efforts through a variety of legal means. The goal here is to create proof that both the deceased victim and your family have endured pain, suffering and financial loss as a result of mesothelioma or other asbestos-related disease.

Common areas of injury include the following:

Medical Expenses/Treatment

Your family member’s medical costs related to a mesothelioma diagnosis or asbestos-related illness were likely very high. For many families these bills may not be fully covered by their insurance. As a result, they are left with unpaid charges potentially impacting their credit and other financial elements of their lives.

Mortgage/Utility/Other Bills

When a household is financially impacted by an illness or disease related to asbestos, the results can be devastating. This means that mortgages, credit cards or utility bills may go unpaid. You are entitled to receive a cash settlement amount which includes enough to offset these costs, late fees and related financial damages that result from the family’s loss of income.

Emotional Pain

While emotional pain is not as measurable as financial damages, it is the true crux of what you are experiencing. Your emotional distress, pain and suffering is carried with you throughout your life. This type of suffering should not go uncompensated or unacknowledged by those who are responsible, and a jury can measure the value of your loss.

Generally the legal process for a wrongful death suit related to mesothelioma or asbestos exposure starts with extensive research by multiple investigators and attorneys, and by interviews with the client.

Claims are filed once it’s determined what the best options are. These claims can be made in different states, depending on where different company offices involved with the exposure are located. The state where you are likely to get the most favorable settlement is where your claim should be made. From there your case could go to court or a settlement may be reached.

Honoring Your Loved One Through Advancing Mesothelioma Research

Beyond making negligent companies pay for the life they took, you have additional options available to honor the person you loved. Some of our clients have generously made a contribution to mesothelioma research and treatment.

Researchers have continued to invest their focus on better understanding the mechanisms behind mesothelioma and other diseases caused by asbestos. Their work can make a huge difference in the lives of other people with a similar diagnosis in the future.

Contributing to this type of research can help:

  • Earlier detection
  • Improved range of treatment options
  • Less pain and suffering for victims
  • Improved quality of life for patients
  • Continued work toward finding a cure

Mesothelioma is typically a fatal diagnosis. Perhaps one day that terminal aspect of the disease will be reversed and we can cure it. Until then, advancing research will make better treatment options more affordable and accessible to those who are suffering.

Settlements and Compensation for Your Pain and Suffering

While your loved one may be gone, he or she will never be forgotten. Although no sum of money can bring them back, you and your family deserve compensation for the emotional and financial turmoil this has caused you.

With the right legal team and strategy, your chances of a just trial or settlement amount are improved greatly. If you haven’t already, your critical next step is to schedule a consultation with a lawyer specializing in mesothelioma and asbestos litigation. Contact Kazan Law’s award winning legal firm today for a no cost – no obligation evaluation.

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