Mesothelioma: How much compensation?

By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Thursday 19 November 2009 with 0 comments



Mesothelioma” is a degenerative lung disorder caused by Asbestos exposure. Asbestos-related diseases will kill six Australians every day over the next 20 years. The number of diagnosed cases of mesothelioma is expected to reach 18,000 by 2020, when the disease numbers are expected to peak. Mesothelioma law firm specializing can help bring the mesothelioma patients to trial. The payout from these settlements averages (USD) $1 million with a small sum attributable to the law firm. Mesothelioma Law works on the premise that this exposure to an asbestos related substance without prior knowledge has lead to the injury, or sometimes death of the Mesothelioma sufferer. If you have mesothelioma, there are ways to pay for your life-extending treatment. None of them provide absolute certainty or peace-of-mind. Some are like spinning a roulette wheel.

You might stump up your workers compensation pay-out – presuming you have one – but you won’t be covered unless you prove the disease was contracted in the course of employment. Some private health insurers will cover you - but that varies wildly from fund to fund – and who would have sought coverage for lung diseases 30 years ago when we were unaware of the dangers asbestos posed?

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