Asbestos Victims
Victims of Mesothelioma - Asbestos Liability
Mesothelioma is a cancer that has caused many lawsuits linking the illness to asbestos exposure. Many companies that produced asbestos that was used as a fire retardant in buildings are being sued. Victims of mesothelioma file lawsuits to collect for damages and have been filed in courts all around the country.

Asbestos was used in many areas of industry. Many companies that made the asbestos began gaining information that those that worked with the asbestos is making them seriously ill. The businesses didn't want to cause harm to people and the asbestos was considered a miracle mineral. In fact, asbestos saved many lives by reducing fires in buildings. How many lives were saved can't be counted but never the less the asbestos companies are being sued by those that fell ill to mesothelioma.

How much should the victims of the cancer collect is hard to determine. The cost for medical care to treat the cancer is costly. Most want them to at least be compensated for medical costs and lost wages due to not being able to work but to sue these businesses out of business may not make sense and may set a wrong president. We can't keep driving companies into bankruptcy if later it is found that one of their products is harmful. If a company knowingly sells or uses a harmful product or makes people ill they should be prosecuted criminally and not just sued. There has to be a fair amount of compensation to victims of  mesothelioma. It's a dreaded cancer and a settlement to help the victims and their family is needed. It's best to compensate people with a fund set up to pay out to the victims.
The victims themselves should pick a representative to determine who should get what and how much from the fund. Those companies that are being sued would pay into the fund so much each year to cover the asbestos liability and they will be able to get back to their businesses without having to defend themselves in courts. There are so much costs using the court system so using a fund to pay the victims of mesothelioma cancer is much more cost effective to the victims and the companies. Thankfully a trust fund has been established by Congress and funded by companies that were liable. We will watch how well it works.
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Victims of Mesothelioma - Asbestos Liability