Mesothelioma & Asbestosis
If you watched a loved one die from mesothelioma, you already know how terrible the disease can be. Mesothelioma and asbestosis are both rare forms of cancer that are linked to exposure to asbestos. When an individual is diagnosed with mesothelioma, the next step is identifying where the exposure came from.
Unfortunately, asbestos was used for years before people realized how dangerous it was. Now, many buildings are torn down when it is determined that they were made with asbestos, but asbestos exposure still kills hundreds of people each year.
If your loved one is suffering from mesothelioma or recently lost a battle to the cancer, an experienced lawyer can help you receive the benefits to which you are entitled. At the law office of Jay Gervasi, P.A., we recognize that there is no amount of compensation that can alleviate the pain you are going through. However, workers’ compensation death benefits can help provide the financial stability you need after accruing medical bills and losing wages from a family member.
Fighting For The Maximum Compensation Available
In a typical workers’ compensation death case, family members can receive up to 500 weeks of the decedent’s average weekly pay. However, in some situations, people may have access to financial settlements beyond workers’ compensation. Even if a case has extended beyond the statute of limitations, many companies are still willing to settle asbestos cases to avoid public battles in court. For example, in North Carolina, some of the biggest power companies and paper mills have settled numerous large mesothelioma and asbestosis cases.
If you are interested in learning more about the financial benefits an experienced Greensboro lawyer can pursue on your behalf, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. Attorney Jay Gervasi can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 336-790-0157.