Has a doctor recently diagnosed you or a loved one with mesothelioma? Contact Goldblatt + Singer right away for a free legal consultation in St. Louis, Missouri. Mesothelioma is a serious and deadly medical condition and compensation is available for victims. Mesothelioma stems from contact with asbestos, a harmful naturally occurring mineral. Although the United States banned the use of asbestos in consumer products in the 1970s, thousands of people die from mesothelioma each year. If you or a loved one has mesothelioma, you’re not alone. Our personal injury attorneys can help.
Mesothelioma is a highly aggressive type of cancer that most commonly forms in the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen. From 1999 to 2015, 45,221 people died from mesothelioma in the United States. Every year, an average of 2,500 people pass away from the disease. The only known cause of malignant mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos fibers, which if breathed in or otherwise ingested can lodge in the lining of the organs (the mesothelium) and stay there indefinitely. Over time (typically 10 to 30 years), the asbestos fibers can form cancerous tumors in the mesothelium.
Exposure to asbestos was a common occurrence before the U.S. ban in the ’70s and still happens today in some older buildings and work environments. Before scientists understood the serious risks of asbestos, manufacturers around the globe widely used this mineral in building materials, powders, pipes, insulation, clothing, furniture and many other products. Asbestos is durable and naturally fire-resistant making it a popular additive. Unfortunately for hundreds of thousands of people exposed to the substance, asbestos is a deadly carcinogen.
If an employer, product manufacturer, property owner, landlord or other parties negligently failed to prevent someone else’s exposure to asbestos resulting in the development of mesothelioma, the victim could hold the negligent party accountable for damages, even decades after initial exposure. A mesothelioma lawsuit could give a family the financial recovery it needs to pay for treatments and cope with a serious negligence-related illness. The legal team at Goldblatt + Singer is here to help victims of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma in Missouri.
Call an attorney as soon as you learn of your mesothelioma diagnosis. Mesothelioma almost always means you suffered exposure to asbestos at some point in your life, either directly or through a family member that interacted with asbestos. Asbestos exposure is an environmental hazard that could result in property owner liability. Our firm has gone up against major corporations, companies and other defendants in pursuit of compensation for mesothelioma victims in Missouri. We know exactly how best to litigate these types of claims.
Even if the company that exposed you to asbestos years ago is now bankrupt or out of business, you could still receive compensation. Mesothelioma trusts exist to provide victims with financial recovery in these circumstances. Don’t assume you can’t recover until you’ve spoken to a lawyer. A good mesothelioma lawyer can present your case in such a way that shows the judge and jury your prognosis, survival estimates and life expectancy – as well as the lifelong costs your illness will have on your family, even after death. We know how to fight for maximum compensation for these serious cases.
Thanks to new technologies, mesothelioma patients are conquering their illnesses and living long, happy lives. Our lawyers can help you understand not only your legal options but your treatment options through world-renowned health care centers. We have connections in the practice area that can provide you and your family with the help you need in desperate times. Start your journey with a free legal consultation in St. Louis. Call us at (844) 4-STL-LAW today.