Mesothelioma Lawsuits in 2022
Mesothelioma Lawsuits in 2022
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Mesothelioma Lawsuits in 2022
Products and materials containing asbestos were banned years ago, yet mesothelioma lawsuits still pop up today. Unfortunately, anyone who was exposed to asbestos, even if it was years ago, has a risk of developing mesothelioma over their lifetime. Asbestos fibers will never leave your body, which is why the initial discovery of the danger was so alarming for those who consistently worked with or handled asbestos-containing materials. Your first exposure essentially serves as a baseline, with each instance of exposure layering on top and increasing your chances of future health effects. It’s never guaranteed that you’ll have mesothelioma in the future; there’s a good chance you’ll never develop any health concerns at all, especially in minor instances. But, of course, there’s always a chance, and there are numerous lawsuits filed on behalf of mesothelioma victims every year, even in 2022.
Most people who developed this cancer worked directly with it in the past, such as construction workers, firefighters, military service members, and those involved in manufacturing jobs, but even family members of these workers could be at risk if they brought fibers home on their clothing. Asbestos was mostly used from the 1940s to the 1970s, and although it was banned in 1989, there’s still a chance that some workplaces used this dangerous material for far longer.
No one should come home with a life-threatening condition for performing their job or because a family member worked with these materials, but if you find yourself as a victim, you don’t have to stand for the damages. By teaming up with an attorney, you gain a powerful legal ally in your pursuit of justice and rightful compensation—one that knows the best strategies to give yourself the best possible chance of reaching a successful outcome. Mesothelioma is a serious condition, and you might not be able to devote your full attention to the legal side of your situation. With an attorney by your side, you can hand over the reins and navigate through the process using their legal experience, knowledge, and resources.
Morgan and Morgan has a proven track record of advocating for the fullest extent of our client's rightful compensation across our mesothelioma lawsuits in 2022 and over the last three decades. If you find yourself as a victim, we’re only a free, no-risk case evaluation away. Here’s everything you need to know about mesothelioma and mesothelioma lawsuits in 2022, courtesy of America’s largest personal injury firm.
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What Is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that forms on the thin layer of tissue that surrounds your organs. The most common forms are pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal mesothelioma, when the condition forms around the lung or stomach tissue, respectively. 80% of mesothelioma cases are caused by asbestos exposure at some point over the person’s lifetime, but there’s a chance that other individuals can also develop the condition if they lived in the household with someone who worked with asbestos and tracked fibers into their home on their clothes. There’s another niche group of individuals who developed mesothelioma after exposure to thorium dioxide—a radioactive substance emitted by X-ray equipment between 1920 and 1950. Your family history also plays a role in your likelihood, with some people having a higher risk than others because of a genetic predisposition to cancer development.
Who’s Most at Risk for Mesothelioma?
Materials and products containing asbestos have been used in many industries for decades. Scientific studies linking asbestos fibers to cancer came about during a time when almost everyone used these dangerous materials, and even then, the legal restrictions resulted much later. Your specific risk of developing mesothelioma from asbestos exposure depends on the extent of the exposure itself, but here are a few of the most at-risk occupations:
- Construction workers
- Military service members
These are merely the more common industries, but many more worked with or around asbestos before the legal restrictions. If you worked with these dangerous materials in the past, you should speak with a medical professional to assess your overall level of risk, and this includes individuals who lived under the same roof as someone who worked with asbestos. Your doctor will be able to give you more information, and if they discover something during an examination, they can start your treatment promptly.
What Are the Symptoms of Mesothelioma?
Asbestos fibers latch onto the tissue surrounding your lung or stomach tissue, which, in turn, causes cancer cells to form around these organs. If you experience any of the following symptoms and were exposed to asbestos at any point in your lifetime, they could be warning signs of mesothelioma:
- Abdominal pain/swelling
- Chest pain
- Painful coughing
- Lumps or masses near your chest
- Sudden or unexplained weight loss
Some of these symptoms are red flags of other, more minor conditions. If you were exposed to asbestos, however, the potential for a more severe illness is significantly elevated, and you should seek medical attention sooner rather than later if you start to experience any of the above.
How Much Is a Typical Mesothelioma Settlement in 2022?
The average mesothelioma lawsuit settlement in 2022 ranges from $1 million and $1.4 million, with the average trial verdict falling around $2.4 million. However, your specific recovery will depend on the extent of your damages, the circumstances surrounding your case, and your attorney's expertise, amongst other things. If you want to give yourself the best possible chance of recovering the maximum extent of your damages, you should team up with Morgan and Morgan’s mesothelioma attorneys—a proven track record of success.
Mesothelioma lawsuits in 2022 are just as important as any mesothelioma lawsuit over the last century. All victims exposed to asbestos through their occupations deserve justice because, after all, they wouldn’t have developed the condition if they weren’t working in that environment in the first place. Your situation matters, and if you want help navigating through the legal side of your condition, you can trust Morgan and Morgan to take you across the finish line.
Does Everyone Get a Mesothelioma Settlement in 2022?
No, you can only seek damages through a lawsuit if your condition was caused by asbestos exposure. Anyone who develops mesothelioma from another source may not be eligible to file a lawsuit, but you should speak to an attorney to double-check. Here are some of the most common damages that mesothelioma victims seek for recovery through their settlement or jury award:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional damage
- Diminished quality of life
- Punitive damages
- Funeral costs, if applicable.
Some of these damages are relatively easy to advocate for because there’s a dollar figure attached to that specific harm, like medical expenses. You’ll have a bill that makes it easy to know the exact amount you’re entitled to, but this isn’t necessarily true for pain and suffering damages. Most of your suffering will be internal, and you’re the only one who can truly understand how much the condition is affecting you, making it challenging to recover however much restitution you need to heal correctly.
You never have to worry about that with Morgan and Morgan by your side. Our extensive resources and decades of experience combine to form a legal powerhouse capable of achieving record-breaking verdicts even when the odds seem grim. By teaming up with us, you put someone in your corner who knows the rules and how to work the situation to their benefit. We work every case up the right way, and if you find yourself as a victim, choosing Morgan and Morgan in your pursuit of justice is one of the best ways to ensure you can reach the finish line successfully, regardless of the size or severity of your case.
Will I Need an Attorney for Mesothelioma Lawsuits in 2022?
While it’s never required to retain an attorney for your mesothelioma lawsuit, their involvement can serve as a significant benefit throughout the process. Not only can you leverage their experience to ensure you’re taking the right steps, but they can also take the reins of your case and give you a much-needed chance to focus on your physical recovery. They’ll handle the negotiations, the legal documentation, and the process of determining fault, all of which is challenging for anyone without prior experience in the matter. However, not all attorneys are the same, and there are some that can offer more benefits than others for your specific situation.
Smaller firms offer a more attentive touch with a cheaper price tag, whereas larger firms have more resources that come with a more significant bill. Both of these options could be great choices, but if you need the more powerful approach of the larger firm, the cost of their service might stand as a barrier between you and your rightful compensation. No one should have to settle for less than they deserve because of a price tag, especially with something as important as the outcome of your mesothelioma lawsuit, which is why we’ve chosen to take an approach that best serves the client’s needs.
When you team up with Morgan and Morgan, you pay no out-of-pocket costs, and we’re only paid if we reach the finish line of your case. Our contingency allows anyone who’s diagnosed with mesothelioma after asbestos exposure to afford comprehensive representation in their time of need, regardless of their financial situation at the time. We’re uniquely capable of handling mesothelioma lawsuits in 2022, and with us by your side, you gain an untenable advantage throughout the process.
Contact Morgan and Morgan for Mesothelioma Lawsuits in 2022
In the most difficult moments of your life, Morgan and Morgan has your back. Anyone who developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure has a friend, ally, and trusted legal partner in America’s largest personal injury firm. With more than $13 billion recovered on behalf of our clients nationwide, decades of experience behind us, and a commitment to never settle for less than you deserve, you can trust us to help you recover every penny that you’re entitled to in any mesothelioma lawsuits in 2022 and beyond—all for no up-front costs.
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