If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Illinois or live in another state and believe you were exposed to asbestos in Illinois, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer with ample experience in asbestos litigation. Exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs or other organs. In Illinois as in many other places in the industrialized world, asbestos was once commonly used in building materials and other typical products that are prevalent in our modern environment.
Many Mesothelioma Victims Today Were Exposed To Asbestos Decades Ago
The use of asbestos is still legal in the United States, but there are strict regulations as to how to protect workers and consumers from exposure to it. This was not the case in past decades. Many mesothelioma sufferers today were put in harm's way long after professional literature had spread the word about the dangers of asbestos fibers.
When And Where Were You Exposed To Asbestos?
Mesothelioma is a progressive disease. It can take many years to develop. As such, you may have been exposed — or your spouse or parent may have been exposed — to asbestos in long-ago work environments in Chicago, Rockford, East St. Louis, Rock Island, Moline, Peoria or anywhere in Illinois. Your contaminated job site may have been related to some type of industry such as manufacturing, metal coating or shipping, or it may have been in an environment such as a school or bank that had asbestos-infused ceiling tiles or pipes in it.
A review of your work history (or your close family member's work history) will help Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, determine whether any past employment took place in a job site that has been proven to have contained asbestos. This information will help us pursue compensation for you if you entrust your case to our experienced plaintiffs' attorneys. Our attorneys have recovered nearly $1 billion for asbestos and mesothelioma clients throughout the United States.
Contact Us To Consult With One Of Our Illinois Mesothelioma Lawyers
Our personal injury law firm represents people injured on the job in Illinois, Ohio and other states, including:
We offer free initial in-person or phone consultations to mesothelioma victims in the Land of Lincoln and nationwide. We also file wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of surviving family members of individuals who have already died of mesothelioma. Please call our Cleveland office at 800-398-1795 or send an email to schedule a free consultation.
For more information about asbestos, mesothelioma and help for sufferers of mesothelioma in Illinois and elsewhere, see the following: