Highly toxic, microscopic and durable, asbestos fibers attach easily to fabrics, hair and skin. They can transfer through the air and through contact with others, which is why individuals who do not work directly with asbestos can be exposed to this dangerous substance. Individuals who are not protected against asbestos exposure at work cannot see that they are carrying these fibers home, exposing family members and others in the household.
Government agencies have established safety regulations to protect workers and their family members, but these agencies relied on employers to comply with these requirements. Our attorneys at Wylder Corwin Kelly LLP have helped workers whose employers failed to provide safety equipment or training to reduce the risk of asbestos exposure. We represent individuals who have suffered from this negligence in Illinois and other states across the country.
Obtaining Fair Compensation For Diseases Or Illnesses Caused By Asbestos
Our Bloomington firm represents clients suffering from a range of asbestos-related diseases that include:
- Mesothelioma — This is an asbestos-related cancer that develops on the mesothelium, which is a protective lining, in the lungs, testes, heart or abdomen. This type of cancer is difficult to detect initially and highly aggressive.
- Lung, laryngeal, and esophageal cancer — These forms of cancer can develop in individuals who have been exposed to asbestos for a lengthy period. Smoking can exacerbate the rate at which lung, laryngeal, and esophageal cancers develop.
- Asbestosis — A lung disease that develops when asbestos fibers scar and inflame lung tissue. Individuals who suffer from asbestosis may have a hard time breathing because the inflammation can prevent their lungs from expanding or relaxing.
- Colorectal and gastrointestinal cancers — Cancer studies dating back to 1984 have shown an increased likelihood between individuals exposed to asbestos and colorectal or gastro cancers. This includes cancers relating to the liver, gallbladder, rectum, colon, and kidney.
Our lawyers are familiar with the strategies companies use to settle asbestos claims to their advantage. As your advocates, we are committed to your best interests and will not advise you to accept less compensation than you deserve. We are ready to challenge at-fault companies in court and have compiled an impressive record of success on behalf of our clients.
You can depend on our legal team to remain in your corner throughout the legal process. Whether you have been exposed to asbestos at work or in your home, we are ready to handle your case.
Consult With Us Today
We invite you to contact us about your legal concerns today. For your convenience, you can reach our firm at 309-828-5099 or by emailing our online form.