Humphrey, Farrington & McClain is the biggest personal injury law firm in the Kansas City area. Since 1984, we have served thousands of clients in Kansas, Missouri and across the country. Through our firm's combination of legal expertise and exceptional resources we have been able to maximize our clients' results in a variety of personal injury cases, including those involving asbestos.
Asbestos is a carcinogen used in a variety of consumer products and building materials for over a century. Although asbestos is naturally occurring, the majority of asbestos exposure in Kansas comes from manufactured products. Asbestos exposure has been linked to a variety of serious ailments including a highly fatal cancer called mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma in Kansas: A Latent Killer
The majority of mesothelioma cases are linked to asbestos exposure. Asbestos was used in thousands of products including insulation, floor and ceiling tiles, boilers, pipes and cement. When asbestos products are disturbed through natural wear, breaking or cutting, then asbestos fibers can be launched into the air and stay afloat for hours.
Asbestos fibers are easily breathed in and can lodge themselves in the mesothelium, which is a lining of cells that covers most of a person's organs and body cavities. Asbestos fibers then irritate the nearby cells and may cause genetic mutations that develop into mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma often takes decades to develop. The symptoms of mesothelioma are very similar to other conditions such as lung cancer, so doctors often misdiagnose mesothelioma several times before realizing what a patient has. Once diagnosed, most mesothelioma patients die within a year, although some patients have lived with mesothelioma for decades.
Legal Help for Kansans With Mesothelioma
The majority of asbestos exposure that occurs in Kansas happens at job sites and inside of contaminated buildings. Mesothelioma patients can often trace their asbestos exposure to a handful of asbestos manufacturers that may be held liable for the damages associated with a patient's mesothelioma treatment.
Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma only the most experienced law firms can consistently deliver results for mesothelioma patients. At the Kansas City law firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, the legal team has recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of our clients in a variety of record-breaking jury verdicts and settlements. We are not a mesothelioma litigation mill and are committed to maximizing the results of every one of our clients.
Set up a free consultation with one of our attorneys by emailing us or calling us at 888-353-0491. We work on a contingency fee basis and do not charge for our services until our clients receive full and fair compensation for their mesothelioma injuries.