While there are cases that have resulted in sizeable judgments against companies and others, the value of any particular mesothelioma claim can’t be determined without a thorough understanding of your specific circumstances.
A number of factors will play into how a settlement or award is structured, including your age and possible future earnings.
Some of the larger mesothelioma awards have gone to younger adults who developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos by a parent who worked at a contaminated site.
Coming home every night with their clothes, skin, and hair covered in a nearly invisible dust of asbestos fibers meant that spouses and young children were inhaling the same carcinogens that the worker was, day in and day out.
Other large awards are paid out because many companies knew the dangers that asbestos posed to their workers for decades and kept that information from their employees and the public.
Courts understand that when it comes to asbestos and mesothelioma, the level of misconduct that was routinely engaged in caused thousands or tens of thousands of early death and enormous suffering.
Companies could have made other choices, but instead put people in harm’s way throughout their careers.
Holding bad actors accountable is important, but protecting your family for the long term is a critical concern for people facing a potentially terminal diagnosis.
The lawyers at The Gertler Law Firm were the first in Louisiana to secure a judgment in a case linking mesothelioma to asbestos, and we’ve helped countless families get the help they deserve when fighting mesothelioma for more than 35 years.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma in New Orleans, call The Gertler Law Firm today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation.