Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that forms on the protective tissues that cover the lungs and abdomen. The primary cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos fibers. Unfortunately, the connection between asbestos exposure and serious health risks was not fully appreciated until the mid-20th century. And by that time, literally millions of workers had been exposed to asbestos in shipyards, factories and other workplace locations. Even though legislation was enacted to limit exposure to asbestos in 1972, nearly 10,000 people continue to die each year from mesothelioma and related conditions.
Unfortunately, I continue to meet clients every year who worked in settings where they were exposed and now suffer from mesothelioma. Thankfully, through an affiliation with the most respected mesothelioma law firm in the United States, I can assist them in recovering compensation for the devastating health consequences caused by their exposure.
Please call my Chicago office if you feel you or a loved one may have been exposed to asbestos.