Loss of Companionship Damages and Mesothelioma

 

What is Loss of Companionship Damages?

 

Loss of Companionship Damages is also referred to as, “Loss of Consortium”.

Loss of Companionship is considered a non-economic damage and is often associated with wrongful death cases and also refers to the loss of care, companionship, and affections of a loved one, whether or not there is a decrease or loss of a sexual relationship.

Loss of Companionship is also sometimes referred as the “Loss of Society, Loss of Conjugal Fellowship,” and “Loss of Marital Compatibility”.

Loss of Companionship is considered non-economic damages because the loss of companionship cannot be quantified in numbers.

Loss of Companionship refers to the damage sustained to a Mesothelioma patient’s relationship because of a Mesothelioma diagnosis to you or your spouse.

Who Can You Recover Damages Loss of Consortium?

Parental Consortium: Some states have recognized the loss of a relationship between a child and a parent.

Unmarried Partners and Couples:  Some jurisdictions to extend Loss of Companionship to same sex partners or unmarried couples in a permanent relationship.

Grandparents: Some states recognize the rights of grandparents to their grandchildren in limited circumstances.

It is very important to contact a Mesothelioma lawyer soon after you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma. The only known cause of this Mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma is a progressive disease, with a 10-50 year latency period developing over years or even decades in many patients. Therefore, your statute of limitations does not begin with the time of exposure. Rather, it begins with your diagnosis that you have Mesothelioma.

If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you have legal rights. But you need to act quickly, because the statute of limitations in most states is 1-3 years.

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure

  • Malignant Mesothelioma is commonly diagnosed in people between the ages of 50 and 75 years old.
  • There are 2,500-3,000 malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the United States.
  • 1 in 3 U. S. military veterans will develop an asbestos related disease in their lifetime.

Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.

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Mesothelioma Claims

A person diagnosed with Mesothelioma may be entitled to recover compensation for the following:

Mesothelioma Damages

Disfigurement Damages (past and future)
Economic Damages (past and future)
End of Life Cost Damages   
Exemplary Damages
Funeral Expense Damages
Future Economic Damages
General Damages
Gross Negligence Damages
Loss of Companionship  
Loss of Consortium Damages
Loss of Earning Capacity Damages
Loss of Life Damages
Loss of Wages Damages (past and future)
Medical Expense Damages    
Mental Anguish Damages  
Monetary Compensation Damages   
Nominal Damages
Non-Economic Damages
Pain and Suffering Damages
Pecuniary and Non Pecuniary Damages
Physical Impairment Damages (past and future)
Punitive Damages  
Treble Damages
Workers Compensation Damages
Wrongful Death Claims

Other Factors that May Affect the Value of Your Mesothelioma case Include:

  • Age, Gender, Location, and Work History
  • History of Military Service
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred
  • How Many Asbestos Products are involved with Your Exposure

There Are 4 Primary Types of Mesothelioma Claims:

  • Product Liability– Can be filed against companies that manufactured and distributed asbestos products.
  • Medical Malpractice– Can be filed against doctors or hospitals if they misdiagnose, or delay your diagnosis of Mesothelioma.
  • Workers Compensation– Can be filed against an employer if you were exposed to asbestos while on the job.
  • Wrongful Death– Can be filed against asbestos manufacturers, asbestos distributors, or an employer of a product containing asbestos that directly caused a person’s death if their actions constituted gross negligence for a deceased worker’s safety.

How a Mesothelioma Attorney Can Help

An Experienced Mesothelioma attorney will take the following steps to ensure that you receive just and fair compensation for your injuries:

  • A Mesothelioma lawyer will help you recover costly mesothelioma Loss of Companionships.
  • A Mesothelioma lawyer will help you recover loss of income.
  • A Mesothelioma lawyer will help you get diagnosed with proper medical testing.
  • A Mesothelioma lawyer will help you sort out which asbestos companies are liable in your Mesothelioma claim.
  • A Mesothelioma lawyer will help you obtain old records, legal documents and work records that are important to your case.
  • A Mesothelioma lawyer will help you identify asbestos-containing products used in your workplace or home.
  • A Mesothelioma Lawyer will guide you through each step of the legal process and answer any questions you may have.
  • A Mesothelioma lawyer will provide expert witnesses that have testified in other Mesothelioma cases.
  • A Mesothelioma lawyer will make sure that your claim is filed within your states statute of limitations.
  • A Mesothelioma will check your eligibility to see if you qualify for asbestos bankruptcy trust funds.

An experienced Mesothelioma lawyer will help you to file a Mesothelioma lawsuit to hold negligent asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies accountable for the severe Loss of Companionship that comes with a Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis.

Recent Mesothelioma Verdicts

  • $4.6 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a union insulator that developed malignant Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.
  • $10.2 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Paper Mill worker suffering from pleural Mesothelioma.
  • $8 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a man diagnosed with Mesothelioma. Noneconomic damages and $1.5 Million for Loss of Companionships.
  • $1.2 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a 76 year old carpenter that developed malignant Mesothelioma.
  • $1.1 Million Veteran Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Navy veteran machinist that developed malignant Mesothelioma at age 71.
  • $245,000 Asbestosis Settlement: For a Paper mill worker suffering from Asbestosis.
  • $2.5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a union pipefitter man who died from malignant Mesothelioma.
  • $2.6 Million Shipyard Worker Mesothelioma Settlement: For the family of a 72-year old shipyard worker with Mesothelioma who suffered second hand exposure.
  • $5 Million Navy Veteran Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Navy Boilerman who developed Mesothelioma during his service.
  • $1.8 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a carpenter that developed malignant Mesothelioma at age 68.
  • $7.5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a woman that developed peritoneal Mesothelioma from laundering her husband’s work clothes.

Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.

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Malignant Mesothelioma

Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.

Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.

Call TOLL FREE 888.640.0914 right now to talk with a live Mesothelioma Counselor that can answer many of your questions and give you the peace of mind that you need.

Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?

If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.

We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.

Mesothelioma Latency Period

Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.

There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts

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Workers and Asbestos Containing Products

People that worked in shipyards, refineries, power plants, mills, factories, plants, salvage yards, engine rooms, installing brakes, gaskets, insulation, valves and pipes have a higher risk of developing an asbestos related disease in their lifetime.

Access Panels
Acoustic Tiles
Acoustical Insulation
Adhesives
Air Compressor Pipes
Air Conditioning Systems
Air Handling Systems
Ammunition Hoists
Anchors
Armored Vehicles
Asbestos Blankets
Asbestos Boards
Asbestos Cement Sheets
Asbestos Coated Steam Pipeline
Asbestos Concrete
Asbestos Containing Coots
Asbestos Containing Gloves
Asbestos Containing Parts
Asbestos Filters
Asbestos Gaskets
Asbestos Heat Wrap
Asbestos Insulation
Asbestos Sheets
Asphalt Plastic Cement
Autoracks
Base Floor Covering Materials
Base Structures
Block Insulation
Boat Parts
Boat Propellers
Boiler Insulation
Boiler Room Equipment
Boiler Valves
Boilers
Bouys
Brake Clutches
Brake Linings
Brake Pads
Brake Shoes
Brakes
Braking Systems
Bulkhead Systems
Cables
Capacitors
Cargo
Caulks
Ceiling Tiles
Cement Chalk Boards
Cement Covered Flues
Cement Mixtures
Cement Pipes
Cement Products
Chemicals
Clutch Facings
Clutch Pads
Clutches
Coal-Powered Engines
Communication Systems
Concrete Additives
Concrete Foundations
Construction Equipment
Construction Mastics
Construction Products
Containers
Cords
Cork Board
Cranes
Gas Masks
Gasket Covers
Gaskets
Generators
Grinders
Guardrails
Gun Mounts
Gunning Mix
Hand Rails
Handrails
Heat Resistant Gloves
Heat Resistant Materials
Heat Shields
Heating Systems
High Temperature Gasket
Hot Water Lines
Hot Water Pipes
Hot Water Tank Insulation
Hulls
Hydraulic Assemblies
Hydraulic Systems
Instrument Paneling
Insulating Materials
Insulation
Insulation Cement
Insulation Felts
Insulation on Boilers
Insulation on Hot Water Pipes
Insulation Tanks
Joint Compound
Lubricants
Marine Hosing
Mooring Line
Mortar
Oil Products
Packing Assemblies
Paints
Pallets
Pipe Insulation
Pipe Joint Insulation

 

Pipe Wrap
Pipes
Plaster
Plastics
Plumbing Products
Plumbing Systems
Protective Fire Retardant
Pumps
Refrigeration Products
Refrigeration Units
Rivets
Rods
Roof Shingles
Roof Tar
Roofing Materials
Rope
Sealants
Sealers
Sealing Cement
Sealing Firewalls
Ship Containers
Signal Equipment
Smoke Screen Generators
Sound Dampening Materials
Spray Insulation
Steam Boilers
Steam Generators
Steam Lines
Steam Pipes
Steam Valves
Steel Railing
Steering Systems
Stucco
Surfacing Materials
Tadpole Tapes
Tape
Tar Joint Compound
Textile Cloths
Textile Garments
Thermal Insulation
Torque Valves
Transport Vehicles
Tubes
Turbine System Workers
Turbines
Valves
Vibration Dampeners
Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl Products
Wall Insulation
Wallboard Joint Compound
Wallboards
Weapon Systems
Welding Equipment

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Mesothelioma Damages: Loss of Companionship Damages