How Much Have Other Mesothelioma Victims Received In Court?

How Much Have Other Mesothelioma Victims Received In Court? Victims in mesothelioma cases recover large sums compared to those in other types of personal injury lawsuits and consistently achieve averages beyond $1,000,000.

Turning From Injury To Action: Pursuing Recovery In An Illinois Court Of Law.

Not long after you are diagnosed with mesothelioma or learn that you were exposed to asbestos, you will begin to wonder what the damage will be. In fact, you might quickly rack up medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. Cancer is an incredibly serious and complicated illness and it necessitates advanced modern care which can be costly. Thus, many turn to the legal system as a means to recover the money they lost because of this tragic disease. How much can you recover in an Illinois mesothelioma lawsuit? That question involves a number of legal issues that are all wrinkled by the particular facts and circumstances of your case. However, we know that you need some type of general context when deciding if you should even bring a case at all. Therefore, we provided some important statistics below related to how past victims of mesothelioma and general asbestos injuries fared in court. Please, do not look at these as an answer to your question. Look at them as a starting point to a larger discussion of what you and your attorney could achieve in a mesothelioma suit.

Illinois Mesothelioma Plaintiff Awards

Amount
$0
$1-$50,000
$50,000-$100,000
$100,000-$200,000
$200,000-$500,000
$500,000-$1,000,000
$1,000,000-$2,000,000
$2,000,000-$5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Plaintiffs
25
3
1
8
8
13
3
15
24

National Mesothelioma Plaintiff Awards

Amount
$0
$1-$50,000
$50,000-$100,000
$100,000-$200,000
$200,000-$500,000
$500,000-$1,000,000
$1,000,000-$2,000,000
$2,000,000-$5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Plaintiffs
27
4
1
3
5
7
11
16
26

The first two tables show you what plaintiffs across the country and in Illinois obtained in litigation for mesothelioma injuries of all sorts. Illinois actually plays host to a high number of cases relative to the national average. When looking at these numbers, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Note Illinois trails the nation in recoveries over $1 million by over 10%.
  • Illinois typically has fewer plaintiffs that recover nothing compared to the national average.
  • Illinois almost doubles the nation in recoveries between $100,000 and $1,000,000.
  • Consequently, plaintiffs across the country receive less than $100,000 at a higher rate (almost 5%) than those in Illinois.

Illinois Asbestos Plaintiff Awards

Amount
$0
$1-$50,000
$50,000-$100,000
$100,000-$200,000
$200,000-$500,000
$500,000-$1,000,000
$1,000,000-$2,000,000
$2,000,000-$5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Plaintiffs
26
12
2
6
14
8
8
10
14

National Asbestos Plaintiff Awards

Amount
$0
$1-$50,000
$50,000-$100,000
$100,000-$200,000
$200,000-$500,000
$500,000-$1,000,000
$1,000,000-$2,000,000
$2,000,000-$5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Plaintiffs
23
10
3
5
9
8
10
14
17

The final two tables illustrate general asbestos claims. They are important because mesothelioma is normally caused by asbestos exposure and inhalation. Again, the national and Illinois figures are provided so you can gain deeper insight. Here are some worthy takeaways:

  • Like in mesothelioma cases, Illinois falls behind the country in recoveries over $1 million by around 10%.
  • Unlike in mesothelioma cases, Illinois generally has more plaintiffs that obtain nothing in asbestos cases than those that bring actions in other states around the nation.
  • Illinois leads the country in compensation recoveries between $100,000 and $1,000,000 by 6%.
  • Unlike in mesothelioma cases, Illinois plaintiffs recover less than $100,000 in asbestos cases at a higher rate than those in other states.

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Want To Know More Facts About Mesothelioma Cases?

These facts and figures only tell part of the story surrounding mesothelioma litigation in Illinois and around the United States. If you call our offices, someone from the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can give you a more complete understanding of what these suits entail. Plus, we can explain how we can help you on contingency so that you won’t have to worry about paying for our services or any costs whatsoever unless you get the recovery that you deserve.

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