Helping patients and families obtain compensation from asbestos trust funds.
Mesothelioma victims who have suffered as a result of asbestos exposure have the right to collect money from negligent companies. Over 58 companies have been forced to establish asbestos trust funds to ensure that all victims of commercial asbestos use receive compensation.
Patients trying to get compensation through asbestos trust funds must meet medical qualifications outlined by trustees. That means funds are distributed based on specific criteria, including diagnosis, work history, level of asbestos exposure and overall health.
Compensation is decided on a case-by-case basis, based on factors that include the extent of injuries, number of other claimants and location of exposure, called the scheduled values of the disease. These scheduled values often change, depending on the current settlements overall, the litigation environment and the trust’s historic experience. Each scheduled value corresponds to a disease level. The higher levels mean a more serious disease and greater compensation.