Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with mesothelioma? When pursuing a claim for negligent asbestos exposure that led to a mesothelioma diagnosis, people often want to know what the life expectancy of mesothelioma victims is.

We understand the worry of those who are battling this awful disease. We also empathize with those who have a family member with mesothelioma. Please keep reading to learn more, then give our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers a call to set up a free consultation. We would be honored to represent you.

The Average Life Expectancy of Mesothelioma Victims

The life expectancy of someone who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma is going to depend on a lot of factors. Things such as general health, alcohol or drug use, weight, age, etc. can affect someone’s life expectancy.

It is also important to note that, not only is medicine improving (which can lengthen someone’s life expectancy) but also there are people who survive mesothelioma. There is no cure, but people have been able to beat their original odds.

After diagnosis, life expectancy can be from 4-18 months. The survival rate is increasing as medicine improves.

How Mesothelioma Claims Work

The life expectancy for many people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma is admittingly short. You may wonder what happens to someone who dies before they can finish their claim. Rest assured that mesothelioma cases get pushed to the front of the docket.

We can also carry on a claim for someone who has passed so that their family receives the damages on behalf of their loved ones.

If you or a loved one is dealing with a mesothelioma diagnosis and suspects that it is because of negligent exposure to asbestos, please get in touch with us right away.

Mesothelioma does not typically get diagnosed until decades after asbestos exposure. Do not assume that you do not have a claim because you were exposed to asbestos so many years ago. We want to hear from you right away.

Call Our Buffalo Mesothelioma Lawyers Today

Do you have more questions about the life expectancy of mesothelioma victims? We would be more than happy to answer all of your questions. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please give us a call right away to get your free consultation set up.