In 2012, mesothelioma victims across the country were awarded record-breaking settlements. Mesothelioma is an aggressive and fatal form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a mineral fiber used in a variety of products, such as insulation, roofing materials, and automotive parts. When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they can become lodged in the lining of the lungs, leading to mesothelioma.

In 2012, a jury in California awarded a record-breaking $250 million to the family of a mesothelioma victim. The victim, a former Navy veteran, was exposed to asbestos while serving on a nuclear submarine. The jury found that the company responsible for the asbestos exposure had been negligent and awarded the family a substantial sum to compensate for their suffering.

In another case, a Texas jury awarded a mesothelioma victim $18 million. The victim, a former schoolteacher, was exposed to asbestos while working in a school that contained asbestos-containing products. The jury found that the school district had been negligent in not informing the teacher of the risks associated with asbestos and awarded the victim a large settlement.

In addition to these two cases, there have been numerous other mesothelioma settlements in 2012. In total, mesothelioma victims have received over $500 million in settlements this year. This is a record-breaking amount, and it shows that mesothelioma victims are being taken seriously by the legal system.

Mesothelioma is a devastating illness, and it can cause immense suffering for victims and their families. These record-breaking settlements are a sign that the legal system is taking mesothelioma seriously and is willing to provide victims with the compensation they deserve.