What is the criteria for suing for asbestos/meso exposure?

  • Diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease: Diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis can all be causes by the presence of asbestos. A diagnosis of a disease caused by asbestos exposure is the first step in filing a lawsuit
  • Exposure to asbestos: You must be able to prove that you were exposed to asbestos and that it was the catalyst in you becoming sick
  • Identify who’s responsible: To create a lawsuit you have to know who you are suing. This step entails you figuring out who is responsible for your exposure to asbestos 
  • Statute of limitations: The statute of limitations is critical when creating a lawsuit becuase it defines how long you can wait before filing a lawsuit for a certain matter becomes null or void
  • Gathering evidence: This is a very crucial step that involves gathering information that links your illness and your exposure to asbestos. This can be through medical files, work history, and witnesses
  • Legal representation: The legal system is extremely complex and can be overwhelming to deal with alone. At Kline & Specter, we have extensive experience in the legal field and can help you get the compensation that you rightfully deserve

What is the average settlement for mesothelioma lawsuits?

The average settlement for mesothelioma lawsuits are between $1 million and $2 million. The full amount depends on the extent and the severity of the case. 

Does everyone with mesothelioma get a settlement?

Everyone that is diagnosed with mesothelioma is likely owed some sort of compensation. If you have mesothelioma, Kline & Specter can help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. 

How long does it take to settle a mesothelioma case?

On average, a mesothelioma case lasts around 18 months. 

What is the difference between a personal injury claim and a wrongful death suit?

Both cases are created because of a person or business’s negligence. However, a personal injury lawsuit is filed by the person injured, whereas a wrongful death lawsuit is filed by the family of the victim.