Statute of
Limitations

The statute of limitations on mesothelioma claims begins after diagnosis for a personal injury lawsuit or at the time of death for a wrongful death lawsuit. Most statutes of limitations for mesothelioma claims fall within 1 to 2 years, but some can reach up to 6 years.

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Average Statute of Limitations

The average statute is around 2 years but most states range from 1 to 4 years to file.


Where to File a Claim

The state you lived in, state where you worked or were exposed to asbestos or the state where the responsible company is located.

Types of Mesothelioma Compensation

Compensation for mesothelioma averages from $1 million to $2.4 million. Your compensation may come from an asbestos trust fund, settlement or jury verdict when you file a mesothelioma lawsuit. There is no exact timing for when you get compensated with a successful lawsuit or trust fund claim but most are usually paid within 1 – 2 years with most getting paid in only a few months if you file a claim against a trust fund.

Settlements and Verdicts

A settlement or verdict happens when a defendant offers to pay compensation to a mesothelioma plaintiff. The average payout for a settlement or verdict ranges between $1 million and $2.4 million.

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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 (VA)

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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