A jury awarded $1 million in the wrongful death of a man who died from mesothelioma cancer, a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The tugboat worker was initially diagnosed with mesothelioma in May 2008; he died a year later.
The man worked in various capacities on tugboats for the New York State DOT for thirty-five years. He claimed that his mesothelioma was caused by exposure to the asbestos-containing equipment he repaired and maintained while working on a tugboat. Although his exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, his death is relevant because mesothelioma symptoms can take up to 50 years after exposure to asbestos. In fact, lawsuits over mesothelioma from asbestos exposure are the longest running tort in U.S. history, dating back to 1929.
This case did not take as long as some to get through the court system; this doesn’t mean the plaintiff didn’t go through years of pain and suffering – from his period of illness, through treatment, medical expenses, death, and funeral expenses. Every year another 2,000 – 3,000 new cases are diagnosed. No amount of compensation will ever stop the pain and suffering; no amount will save a dying loved one because there is no known cure for mesothelioma cancer.
Many families wait several years for a settlement to be reached. The long, hard battle to reach justice may place a financial burden on a victim’s family. Loved ones need to know that they do not have to settle for too little, too soon. They can apply for lawsuit funding, a lawsuit cash advance against a potential jury verdict or settlement.
At Lawsuit Financial, we know that it is tough to manage a loved one’s illness, medical expenses, funeral expenses, plus all the daily household bills and expenses. The corporate giants have all the time and money in the world; they wait until most plaintiffs become financially desperate to settle. Their goal is not justice. Lawsuit Financial hopes that by assisting with daily expenses, plaintiffs can wait for justice to be served.
If a loved one has died from mesothelioma cancer due to improper working conditions and you have filed a wrongful death lawsuit, you may be able to receive pre-settlement funding. If you qualify, the lawsuit loan can be received within 24 – 48 hours. Use litigation funding to pay for medical expenses, therapy, medications etc., in addition to the monthly bills such as mortgage, rent, car payments or utilities. There are no fees and no monthly payments. Credit and employment do not matter because we focus on the case and the case, alone. And, if you lose your case, you do not have to repay the lawsuit cash advance. This is, truly, no-risk legal funding.