If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation from the asbestos manufacturer or employer responsible for exposing you in the past. When estimating the value of your case, our experienced Baltimore asbestos attorneys will evaluate several different factors, including:
- The type of mesothelioma you have
- The stage at which your cancer has been diagnosed
- Your work history
- Whether or not you are a veteran
- Your location, age, and gender
Many mesothelioma claims are settled before trial and paid out of a special fund that is set aside by manufacturers and employers to handle the financial burden of asbestos cases. For example, if you are a Navy veteran who was exposed to asbestos onboard ships in the past, your case will most likely be evaluated based on a specific matrix that assigns a dollar figure to your claim.
It is possible to obtain compensation from more than one source. You may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer of the asbestos product(s) that you were exposed to, as well as receiving compensation from your former employer.
The cost of your continued medical care, your ability to support dependents, your prognosis, and other considerations will also affect how much compensation you ultimately receive through your case.
If you or one of your loved ones has mesothelioma, please contact The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP today or call (410) 625-9330 to schedule a free case evaluation with our experienced Baltimore asbestos attorney. We can help you estimate the true value of your case, and fight for your right to compensation.