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
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