If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or other illness and have been told by a medical professional or suspect that exposure to asbestos is the likely cause of your disease, contact our mesothelioma lawyers in Chicago to discuss your asbestos litigation options.
Asbestos litigation in Chicago and other areas of the country is a complicated process. Hundreds of thousands of asbestos litigation claims have been filed throughout the United States, and many more continue to be filed daily by asbestos attorneys. In Chicago and elsewhere, diseases caused by asbestos exposure, including mesothelioma, can take a significant amount of time to develop and typically many years pass between asbestos exposure and diagnosis. Even if you have yet to develop an asbestos-related illness, if you know you have been exposed to asbestos, you may still be able to file an asbestos litigation claim.
The refusal in the past of American employers to respond to warnings concerning the dangers of asbestos has given rise to the number of lawsuits filed by asbestos attorneys in Chicago and throughout the United States. “Asbestos” refers to a group of six materials that are found in nature. In the United States, asbestos became popular during World War II and remained popular until the 1970s. Asbestos was typically used as insulation because it is very strong, an excellent insulator, and corrosive and fire resistant. Even when asbestos was discovered to be harmful, many employers ignored the dangers and continued to knowingly expose their employees to asbestos.
If you have been exposed to asbestos but have not yet been diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related illness, contact our asbestos attorneys in Chicago, as you may have an asbestos litigation case. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer occurring in the areas that line the body’s various cavities. Mesothelioma litigation in Chicago has grown as a result of the growing concern over asbestos exposure.
Mesothelioma is linked to asbestos exposure, and the exposure need not be large or extensive. Mesothelioma can take decades to develop, and because the symptoms of mesothelioma resemble other more prevalent illnesses, mesothelioma is very difficult to diagnose. Failure to diagnose mesothelioma may not preclude your ability to file a mesothelioma claim. Our mesothelioma lawyers with the Chicago firm of Parente & Norem can evaluate your situation and provide mesothelioma litigation guidance.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and know you were exposed to asbestos, contact our asbestos attorneys in Chicago for information regarding mesothelioma litigation and asbestos litigation. If you have mesothelioma and are unaware of any past asbestos exposure, you may still have a claim. Our mesothelioma lawyers with the Chicago firm of Parente & Norem can evaluate your case.
Law does not ban the use of asbestos, but most United States manufacturers no longer use it because of its potential to cause serious disability, cancers including mesothelioma, and eventual death, and because knowingly using this harmful material can expose the employer to asbestos litigation. Asbestos attorneys in Chicago and elsewhere routinely advise that United States manufacturers resist using asbestos material in their products.
If you know or suspect that you have been exposed to asbestos or have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, help is available. The attorneys with the Chicago firm of Parente & Norem have extensive experience with both mesothelioma litigation and asbestos litigation. Please contact our asbestos attorneys in Chicago to discuss your case.