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According to a study by the RAND Corporation (www.rand.org), in the United States, the average mesothelioma-related settlement was $1 million dollars. For cases that go to trial, awards averaged $6 million dollars. Persons found to have asbestos-related diseases and cancers may be entitled to substantial monetary damages from the asbestos manufacturers.

A person effected by mesothelioma may have substantial legal rights

Under most state laws, persons with asbestos-related diseases or cancers may sue the asbestos manufacturers to recover money damages for their injuries. It has been proven that the asbestos manufacturers knew since the 1920s that asbestos exposure was highly hazardous to humans, yet suppressed that information and made huge profits by selling products containing asbestos.

If you have an asbestos-related disease or cancer, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis, you may be entitled to substantial money damages.

Because the law imposes a statute of limitations, which varies from state to state, you have a limited amount of time in which a lawsuit can be filed. If you are interested in pursuing a case, you should speak with an attorney about your legal rights as soon as possible.

You may want to skip straight ahead to finding an attorney rather than research the conditions and such. Most lawyers who specialize in mesothelioma cases are well connected with resources for both patients and care takers. In this event, search for a mesothelioma lawyer in your state.

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