Illinois has long been recognized as one of the country’s leading hubs of manufacturing and industry. Unfortunately, many products used in the manufacturing, railroad and heavy industrial trades contained dangerous levels of a material called asbestos.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring set of minerals that were used heavily in Illinois industry to make products heat and fire resistant. Asbestos was most commonly found in railroad brakes, boilers, cement piping, insulation and construction materials. Many workers exposed to asbestos would go on to develop a deadly form of cancer called mesothelioma, which is almost exclusively linked to asbestos.
Help for Chicago Mesothelioma Sufferers
Being diagnosed with mesothelioma is a difficult experience for any person to go through. There are a number of immediate medical concerns that mesothelioma patients have including deciding between the many treatment options available for mesothelioma.
Because mesothelioma is such a rare and aggressive form of cancer, it is important to seek out a cancer care specialist who is knowledgeable about all of the current forms of mesothelioma patient care and how treatment options will impact a patient’s quality of life.
What Are the Legal Ramifications for Illinois Asbestos Companies?
In addition to seeking the appropriate medical care for mesothelioma, individuals who are diagnosed with mesothelioma should seek legal advice. Mesothelioma is a unique form of cancer because it is almost exclusively caused by asbestos exposure.
Asbestos fibers are natural, but the vast majority of asbestos exposure is the result of companies choosing to use asbestos to enhance their products. Studies into the dangerous impact of asbestos have been conducted as early as World War I, but asbestos manufacturers aggressively fought to suppress the data concerning the dangerous nature of their products. This means that many Illinois residents were unnecessarily exposed to this highly carcinogenic material needlessly due to the desire of an industry to place profits before the health of Illinois consumers.
Legal Representation for Mesothelioma Sufferers Throughout Illinois
Since 1984, the legal team at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain has held many corporations liable for injuring consumers. We handle mesothelioma and asbestos cases in Chicago and throughout Illinois including:
We pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to all of our clients. Our lawyers understand that the successful outcome of a mesothelioma lawsuit means more than simply settling for the first amount offered. Our firm has the legal experience and the resources to carry the cost of litigation for our clients until they receive full and fair compensation for their mesothelioma injuries.
To speak with a mesothelioma attorney at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, contact us online or call 888-353-0491.