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Mesothelioma Personal Injury Lawsuit

Mesothelioma

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Introduction

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a “type of cancer that occurs in the thin layers of tissue that covers the majority of your internal organs.”[1] Standing for a mesothelioma lawsuit occurs when an individual has been injured by exposure to asbestos.

Criteria

Typically, the criteria for filing a mesothelioma lawsuit is a mesothelioma diagnosis and documented history of exposure to asbestos. There are additional secondary criteria such as lung cancer, asbestosis, and in some cases, even COPD. This criteria is rather general and, as stated above, will require additional documentation to prove one of the diagnoses or symptoms relating to a diagnosis.

Type of Damages Recovery

When one is injured in a mesothelioma case, the types of damages that can be recovered are economic, non-economic, and punitive. Some examples of these are medical compensation, lost wages, pain, suffering, rehabilitation costs, medical equipment costs, current and future income, and current and future medical bills. Regarding punitive damages, typically, there must be a form of gross negligence, which would be an example of one of the companies knowing of the dire implications of asbestos exposure yet failing to take the necessary precautions to give the workers proper personal protective equipment.

Types of Claims

Usually, there are two types of claims associated with mesothelioma lawsuits: (1) personal injury and (2) wrongful death. In a personal injury lawsuit, the party has been injured with one of the types of matching criteria above, and it has diminished their capacity for earnings. They are typically able to recover economic, non-economic, and punitive damages, depending on the severity of the diagnosis. In the second type of claim, mesothelioma wrongful death claim, the person has died from exposure to asbestos.

Orlando Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos and are displaying signs or symptoms that have been diagnosed as one of the matching criteria above, please give us a call at the Orlando Accident Attorney at 407-706-3909.

Author: Brandon Salter

Date: 4/11/2022


[1] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mesothelioma/symptoms-causes/syc-20375022