Mesothelioma Verdicts - Lawsuits And Compensation
A dramatic rise in mesothelioma cases in the last one-decade has resulted into thousands of lawsuits filed and compensation, running into millions of US dollars, awarded to the victims in several mesothelioma verdicts.
Mesothelioma is a relatively rare cancer of the lining of the lungs and abdomen. Exposure to asbestos, a fibrous material that had been widely used as an insulator in various industrial products, is the main cause of mesothelioma cancers. The disease remains asymptomatic and dormant for a very long period, sometimes up to fifty years. However, once detected the patients has a very grim chance of survival. In this situation the negligent owners of industries using asbestos materials, for their own profit motives must compensate the victims. Numerous mesothelioma verdicts have gone in favor of the victims, setting encouraging trends for others.
As the new cases of mesothelioma are being diagnosed everyday, a large number of lawsuits are filed for compensation. Though, nothing in this world can compensate the sufferings and loss of life of the mesothelioma victims, they and their grieved family members can get some solace if they are awarded an appropriate compensation. If you or any of your dear ones are also a victim of this deadly disease, you can recover compensation. There are numerous examples of mesothelioma verdicts wherein victims been awarded compensation reaching into millions of US dollars.
Some Important Mesothelioma Verdicts:
The followings are two most famous mesothelioma verdicts awarded in favor of asbestos and mesothelioma victims.
? Four individuals Consorti, Luchnick, Pulizzi, Tabolt suffering with mesothelioma, whose cases were tried in a consolidated trial in the Southern District of New York, awarded a total jury verdict of $47.15 million.
? Two individuals, Matteson and Lustenring one of them suffering from mesothelioma and other who died of mesothelioma, whose cases were tried in a consolidated trial in New York State Supreme Court, awarded a total jury verdict of $19.5 million.
There are many more encouraging and trend setting examples of mesothelioma verdicts where the victims have been compensated suitably. If you are also a victim, there is definitely a great hope for you too.
About the Author: Kirsten Hawkins is a asbestos and mesothelioma specialist from Nashville, TN. Visit http://www.asbestosblog.org/ for information on asbestos reform, mesothelioma lawsuit news, and more.