St. Louis Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuit Lawyers

Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuit Lawyers in St. Louis are dedicated to representing injury claims in Missouri and Illinois.

Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuits St. Louis

Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuit Lawyer in St. Louis. Have you or someone you love been exposed to asbestos in Missouri? If so, it is critical to speak with a lawyer about your case. Mesothelioma is caused by tiny particles of asbestos that are often undetectable and can build up over time causing mesothelioma. If you have been exposed to asbestos, you may be entitled to recover damages with a mesothelioma lawsuit in Missouri. While no amount of compensation can make up for the pain and suffering you have endured, it can make dealing with steep medical expenses and lost wages easier on both you and your family.

Our mesothelioma attorneys in Missouri are passionate about helping those who have been inflicted with mesothelioma and other health issues caused by asbestos. Our asbestos lawyers have the knowledge and drive needed to recover any compensation that you may be entitled to for your mesothelioma lawsuit in St. Louis and will make sure that you and your loved ones will be taken care of during this difficult time.

Chris Dixon

Founder and Managing Attorney

I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for the injury victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.

What Causes Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a fatal form of lung cancer that often begins in the lungs, but over time can affect other areas such as the chest, abdomen and other parts of the body. Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos, which is a natural, fiber-like substance that can be found in homes built in the late 1970s. Asbestos in its natural form, undisturbed, is not harmful, but when it is disturbed due to renovation by homeowners or labor workers, its tiny particles can be dangerous. Asbestos particles when breathed in can become trapped in people’s lungs and buildup over time. In some cases, if mild symptoms of asbestos damage are caught early on, they are treatable, however, if they’re more advanced, they can develop into mesothelioma.

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What is Mesothelioma?

There are roughly 3,000 people diagnosed with mesothelioma every year in the U.S., and most of these individuals are men. Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of lung cancer that has a very low survival rate with the outlook for the disease being one-two years to live for most patients depending on many factors including:

  • What part of the body the mesothelioma has spread to – it typically begins in the lungs, but over time it can spread to the abdomen, chest and other parts of the body
  • How advanced the cancer is – mesothelioma symptoms often go undetected for years which can cause symptoms to worsen or become untreatable over time
  • Health of the patient – do they smoke? Or, are they generally overall unhealthy and not mindful of their health? Smoking can further aggravate mesothelioma and cause it to worsen, as can not taking care of your health and regularly seeing a physician
  • The type of cancer cells – some cancer cells spread quicker than others, such as biphasic and sarcomatoid mesothelioma, while some spread slower and have a high survival rate such as epithelioid mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is not curable, but it is treatable in some cases. If cancer is found early on, it can be treated with treatment options including diet and lifestyle changes, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and medication. Treatment of mesothelioma can prolong the life of patients and give them a higher quality of life. Treatment for mesothelioma can be expensive so if you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, a Missouri mesothelioma lawsuit can be a good option. Mesothelioma can be caused by asbestos that is found in someone’s place of employment, apartment building or brought in by someone they live with that might have been exposed to it. Our asbestos lawyers are experienced in helping asbestos victims file mesothelioma lawsuits in Missouri and can help you recover the compensation that you may be entitled to.

Who is Most At-Risk for Mesothelioma?

The individuals who are most at risk for getting mesothelioma are labor workers who may be regularly exposed to asbestos and those with asbestos in their home. Small amounts of asbestos can be found in the air anywhere you go – most people have breathed in asbestos at some point in their lifetime. Asbestos is not generally toxic if someone is not regularly exposed to it, but if someone is exposed to asbestos particles on a daily basis, this can be toxic. If someone breathes in asbestos on a regular basis at work or another asbestos ridden property, over time, this can cause asbestos to build up in their lungs and lead to:

  • Lung damage
  • Fluid buildup in the lungs and chest
  • Shortness of breath and other breathing problems
  • Lung and abdominal pain
  • Lack of appetite and weight loss

Other risk factors that can increase the chance of someone exposed to asbestos getting mesothelioma include smoking and other lifestyle choices, family history, and gender. Smoking can aggravate lung damage and symptoms from asbestos and increase someone’s likelihood of getting mesothelioma. Additionally, some people are genetically at risk for mesothelioma. If your family has a history of mesothelioma, it is important to bring this up to your physician so that they can regularly monitor you for symptoms of mesothelioma. Lastly, if you’re male, you may be at a higher risk of getting mesothelioma. In fact, 75% of mesothelioma deaths were men. Men are more likely than women to get mesothelioma from asbestos because of the higher amount of men in asbestos industries such as construction and renovation. If you think that you or someone you know may be suffering from an asbestos-related illness, our asbestos lawyers can help. Our attorneys have the experience with Missouri asbestos laws needed to get the most for your mesothelioma lawsuit in Missouri, and won’t give up until they recover the compensation that you may be entitled to.

Missouri Mesothelioma Lawsuits

If you have unknowingly been exposed to asbestos by your employer, you may be entitled to compensation. Under OSHA, workers have the right to work in a safe and non-hazardous environment where all hazards are explained by their employer. If an employer fails to inform their employees that asbestos is present in their workplace, the employee has the right to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in Missouri. The most common types of mesothelioma lawsuits in Missouri are personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits. If an employee files a personal injury lawsuit against their employer for damages from asbestos, it must be backed by an official diagnosis from a physician, a filed claim and a demand letter containing damages they’re seeking from their employer.

A wrongful death lawsuit is an option for loved ones of someone who died from mesothelioma after not being informed of asbestos by their employer. The spouse, children or parents of the deceased person can file a wrongful death mesothelioma lawsuit in Missouri. Missouri’s wrongful death statute states that whatever damages the deceased could have recovered if death hadn’
t ensued, their descendants can claim with the following elements:

  • Records of employment
  • History of asbestos exposure from the deceased’s place of employment
  • Testimonies from witnesses and fellow coworkers of asbestos exposure
  • Work, medical and other documents

Wrongful death can be difficult to claim if someone you love passed away from asbestos exposure in their workplace. It can be hard to obtain copies of records, track down witnesses and other elements needed to prove that your loved one’s death was caused by their employer’s negligence. Our St. Louis mesothelioma cancer claim lawyers can help you obtain evidence, write a demand letter and file a mesothelioma lawsuit in Missouri so that you and your family can get the justice you deserve for your loved one’s wrongful death.

Speak with a Lawyer About Your Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Missouri

There are many complications caused by mesothelioma such as lung damage, trouble breathing, fluid in the lungs and more. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma that was caused by your employer’s negligence, it is essential to speak with our lawyers about filing a mesothelioma lawsuit in Missouri. Our attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and what damages to claim in your mesothelioma lawsuit, as well as provide you with peace knowing that your case is in capable hands. Our St. Louis Mesothelioma Claim Lawyers are experienced in personal injury cases and are devoted to getting you the justice you deserve. For more information on how the Dixon Injury Firm can help you with your mesothelioma lawsuit in Missouri, contact us today to discuss your case with our asbestos lawyers.

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  • $65,000 Settlement
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