A retired factory foreman was diagnosed with mesothelioma five years after concluding his career in asbestos manufacturing. His condition deteriorated rapidly in the months following his diagnosis, and he ultimately died as a result of his thirty years of cumulative asbestos exposure.
The victim’s family reached out to the ICML team for assistance during their time of grief, which was also fraught with financial challenges due to mounting medical bills and burial costs.
The family waited nearly two years following the victim’s passing to file their claim against the company, just within the Illinois statute of limitations for personal injury. Our team needed to act quickly and efficiently to reach a just settlement in a timely manner. We worked diligently with the defendant company to attain a better-proposed settlement than the initial offer, avoiding trial and reaching a fast settlement.
The family of the deceased worker was awarded a $1.3 million settlement, which has assisted them with paying off medical bills and funeral expenses. Our lawyers continue to follow their progress as they recover from their personal loss.