Mesothelioma is a serious cancer caused solely by asbestos exposure and, due to its long latency period, takes decades to present. Families facing an asbestos-related mesothelioma diagnosis need help.
You can’t prepare for mesothelioma. But you can take steps after a diagnosis to help your family by holding the asbestos companies responsible for your disease accountable.
Our mesothelioma lawyers are highly respected professionals dedicated to helping famiies like yours. While a mesothelioma lawsuit cannot buy you a medical miracle, it can help you afford the treatment you need and remove the concern that medical expenses will hurt your family.
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may have legal rights. Contact our mesothelioma lawyers today for a free legal consultation.
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How are people exposed to asbestos?
Asbestos fibers are small, light, odorless, colorless and tasteless. They can stay in the air for a long time and are not easily detected.
Asbestos was used in thousands of products over the last century and can be inhaled or ingested by those who come in contact with it in the workplace or at home. These tiny particles also stick to a person’s clothing, skin, and hair. As a result, anyone else who comes into contact with that person may also be exposed to this dust. Upon inhalation or ingestion, this dust containing asbestos fibers remains in the lungs where it can cause serious disease.
What is mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that can affect the lining of the lungs, chest, and abdomen. More than 3,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. Virtually all cases of mesothelioma are linked to asbestos, and symptoms generally appear between 10 and 50 years after an individual was exposed to asbestos. Working with asbestos or asbestos-containing products is the major risk factor for mesothelioma.
Nationwide asbestos litigation resources
Our lawyers understand that filing an asbestos lawsuit is not a simple process. That is why we bring national experience and resources to the table by partnering with Simmons Hanly Conroy to hold asbestos companies accountable.
While each asbestos litigation case is unique, the law imposes certain time limitations on how long one can wait to file a lawsuit. You only have a certain period of time after a person is diagnosed with mesothelioma in which to file an asbestos claim. We advise that you contact us immediately so that we can evaluate your potential case.
Asbestos in Missouri and Kansas
Mesothelioma typically does not develop until decades after the asbestos exposure occurred. Manufacturers have a responsibility to produce safe materials, equipment, and products. However, many companies knew about the dangers of asbestos, but did not warn their employees and consumers about its risks.
Workers may have been exposed to asbestos at a number of jobsites in Missouri including the Kansas City Ford Motor Plant, the Pittsburg Plate Glass Chemical Plant in Crystal City, the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis, the Standard Oil Refinery in Sugar Creek and many more.
Exposure was not limited to Missouri cities, either. Many worksites in Kansas have also been linked to asbestos exposure including several Kansas Power & Light Power plant and office buildings, the Phillips Refinery in Kansas City, the Proctor and Gamble Plant in Kansas City, the Frontier Oil Refinery in El Dorado, the Coffeyville Power & Light Co-Op Refinery, the Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka and many more.
Contact Our Asbestos Attorneys for a Free Consultation
Our lawyers have worked with families in Missouri and Kansas in similar situations to your own and are passionate about securing the justice you deserve. It is our goal to get you the financial recovery you need to ensure you and your family can focus on fighting this terrible disease.
Call us today for a free, no-obligation legal consultation.