Legal Settlements and verdicts in asbestos cases vary wildly. The can be affected by the laws of the state in which the case is filed and the particular facts of the case. Plaintiff’s who have already developed an asbestos-related disease tend to recover far more in settlements or verdicts than those who have only been exposed to asbestos.
A RAND Corporation study found that, nationwide, the average settlement for someone who had developed mesothelioma was $1,000,000 and the average trial verdict for a mesothelioma sufferer was $6,000,000. As of 2015, these settlement values have remained fairly consistent.