Asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma are overwhelming for victims and their families. If you have mesothelioma, an incurable illness, you may want to spend your remaining days with family and loved ones - rather than in litigation. An out-of-court asbestos settlement could relieve some of your stress at a time when you need all your strength to battle your disease. It also allows you to hold accountable the companies whose reckless actions led to your asbestos exposure.
How an Asbestos Settlement Can Help You and Your Family
It’s important to understand how an asbestos settlement in a civil case differs from a sentence in a criminal case. In a criminal case, wrongdoers are declared “guilty” and punished with prison time. For defendants in a civil case, punishment means being forced to pay financial compensation.
No amount of financial compensation can make up for the loss you’ve suffered, but an asbestos settlement is an effective form of justice that holds negligent asbestos companies accountable for their actions. While an asbestos settlement can help improve the quality of your life by:
- Paying for expensive medical treatments
- Replacing income lost due to illness
- Providing your family with the things they need
- Easing your worries, so you can focus on your health
Asbestos Settlement: Your Legal Rights
As a victim of an asbestos-related disease, you have the right to pursue an asbestos settlement in court. You have the right to request not only compensation for your financial loss, but also punitive damages in some cases.
The sad truth is that the asbestos exposure that causes illnesses like mesothelioma and asbestosis is almost always preventable. An asbestos settlement that includes punitive damages tells asbestos corporations that indifference to human life for the sake of profits will not be tolerated in our society.
Are You Entitled to an Asbestos Settlement?
The moment you were diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, statutes of limitations went into effect. These statutes may affect your right to an asbestos settlement. To see if a mesothelioma lawyer can help you, call Sokolove Law today at 1-888-360-4215.