How Much Will My Settlement Be Worth for My Mesothelioma Case?

How Much Will My Settlement Be Worth for My Mesothelioma Case?

Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 28-Aug-2017

Successful case results for asbestos and mesothelioma claims have historically been quite significant for plaintiffs. However, past cases are standalone and guarantee nothing for future complaints. Since every single claim and case is based on individual circumstances and details, knowing just how much a successful settlement will be worth is impossible. For curiosity’s sake, though, there are some factors to consider when attempting to get a rough calculation of the value of a new mesothelioma claim.

To estimate the value of your own mesothelioma claim, think about:

  • Medical costs: The main component of your settlement or verdict, assuming that it will be successful, is the real medical costs you have incurred due to health conditions related to mesothelioma. Collecting all medical bills is a matter of good bookkeeping and adding up the costs. You also need to get a fairly accurate estimation of what medical costs will be incurred in the future. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you with this calculation.
  • Your regular income: Another significant portion of a possible settlement or verdict is how much income you have lost due to mesothelioma symptoms. You may have been forced onto a leave of absence until your health improves or missed out on a promotion because you simply could no longer meet the job requirements. If you are placed onto permanent disability due to your mesothelioma complications, you also need to estimate how much money you would have earned in your lifetime had you never been unfairly exposed to asbestos.
  • Pain and suffering: People who have been harmed by the negligent wrongdoing of a third party, such as one that exposed them to asbestos, often seek damages for their pain and suffering. Deciding how much is owed for pain and suffering – sometimes called noneconomic damages – is tricky, to say the least. Injury attorneys often take the total real damages experienced by their client and multiply it by a factor that varies depending on the perceived degree of suffering to decide how much is owed in noneconomic damages.

If you want to file a mesothelioma claim or class action but do not know where to begin, contact Golomb & Honik, P.C. and our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys. We can assist you and act as your legal guides from start to finish, including the calculation of the damages you should be pursuing in your claim. For more information or a free no-obligation consultation, dial 215.278.4449.

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