Companies that have used asbestos have unwittingly exposed their employees to health concerns for many years. These victims may be suffering from a condition called mesothelioma, and deserve compensation for their medical bills and emotional distress. Asbestos trust funds received billions of dollars, and each patient is able to get financial support for their families through these funds.
How Does the Money Help?
In cases of mesothelioma, workers have not only suffered with a medical illness that requires multiple doctor visits and treatments, but there have also been lost wages with workers unable to go to work or find another job after their company goes bankrupt. The trust funds help families get back on their feet, pay off high medical bills, and provide a standard of living to replace lost wages. Since these companies knowingly used asbestos, putting their workers at risk, employees are owed this compensation to take care of themselves and their families.
How Do I Get the Money I’m Owed?
Visit your doctor and get a mesothelioma diagnosis. Once you have that diagnosis, you can easily file a claim and get the money you deserve. Most patients are getting roughly $180,000 per person, and you are entitled to your cut of the funds. Lawyers will review your specific case individually and determine what your losses are and the seriousness of your medical issues. This could mean an expedited situation where you get your money quickly, which will enable you and your family to get the necessary help. In these situations, usually paperwork is filed out of court and a resolution reached with a mediator to go between the employer/company and the employee until a proper settlement is reached.
How to File a Claim
To file a claim, you’ll need proof of medical issues given to you by a doctor. This will prove you have health problems, including mesothelioma, as a result of asbestos exposure. You’ll also need proof of your work history and the fact that you were with this company for a number of years. You can file for an expedited or individual claim review depending on your circumstance.
Once your claim is reviewed and settled (in or out of court, depending on the nature of the claim and the evidence provided to support it) you’ll be eligible to receive your payment check. You’ll have to review and accept the offer you’re given in order to get your payout. Many companies have asbestos trust funds, and most of the money comes from corporate bankruptcy.
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Asbestos Trust Funds for Mesothelioma Victims