Statute of
Limitations

A statute of limitations is a deadline set by each state for how long you have to file a mesothelioma claim. The statutes may vary based on the type of claim being filed, personal injury or wrongful death.

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Average Statute of Limitations

Most states have deadlines of 2 or 3 years to file a claim.


Where to File a Claim

The venue for filing can be based on residence, job or military service location or the location of the responsible asbestos company.

Types of Compensation Available

There are several avenues in which a mesothelioma victim or surviving family member can file a claim and potentially receive financial compensation. Depending on the type filed, the money to pay these claims can come from a few different sources.

Settlements and Verdicts

A mesothelioma settlement of verdict generally comes out of the litigation process after a claim has been filed against a particular asbestos company or bankruptcy trust funds. The amount of compensation received will vary based on your individual case.

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Asbestos Trust Funds

Asbestos trust funds were created in the bankruptcy proceedings of some asbestos companies to ensure victims could still receive compensation. These types of claims have an established process to determine eligibility and disperse funds based on a set payment percentage.

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Veterans’ Benefits

Mesothelioma is recognized as a covered disease by the Department of Veterans Affairs, so veterans may be eligible to file a benefits claim. This type of compensation is usually paid in a set monthly amount depending on the individual claim.

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Workers’ Compensation

Workers exposed on the job who later develop mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease may be eligible for this type of benefit. Compensation amounts will vary based on each state’s maximum award limits.

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