The personal injury law firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain is the biggest and most successful personal injury practice in the Kansas City region. Located in the heart of downtown Independence, Missouri, we have represented injured Missouri residents for over 25 years.
Due to our lengthy record of success, our legal team has the resources to successfully litigate even the most complex personal injury cases. Many other law firms advertise that they take toxic tort cases for which our firm has the only settlements or jury verdicts.
Asbestos cases are among the most difficult types of toxic tort cases to litigate. Throughout the years our legal team has developed an extensive network of asbestos experts and a vast library of resources regarding asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. These resources allow us to remain on the cutting edge of mesothelioma and asbestos research and are one of the many reasons we continue to maximize our clients' results in every case we handle.
What Is Mesothelioma and How Is It Related to Asbestos?
Mesothelioma is cancer of the mesothelium, a thin layer of cells that covers most of our organs and body cavities. Mesothelioma is an extremely rare form of cancer that is primarily linked to asbestos exposure.
When asbestos fibers become airborne, they can be inhaled or ingested very easily. Once in the body, asbestos fibers lodge themselves in the mesothelium and can cause a series of genetic mutations that may develop into cancer.
The development of mesothelioma happens very slowly. Decades often pass between a person's asbestos exposure and the diagnosis of mesothelioma. The symptoms of mesothelioma, such as fatigue, breathing problems and generalized pain, are common among a variety of diseases, which is why mesothelioma often goes undiagnosed until its later stages. The majority of mesothelioma treatment options therefore focus on improving the quality of a patient's life rather than curing this aggressive cancer.
Experienced Lawyers Handling Missouri Mesothelioma Cases
Environmental exposure to asbestos does happen, but it is exceedingly rare and localized among certain mining communities. The majority of asbestos exposure, and in turn mesothelioma cases, is caused by asbestos products in homes and workplaces.
Asbestos manufacturers were aware of the dangerous nature of their products for decades before the public became informed of asbestos hazards. This means that many workers in Missouri suffered preventable asbestos exposure.
The law firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain has a lengthy track record of successfully suing Missouri manufacturers and companies that failed to protect workers and consumers from asbestos exposure. When we decide to take a mesothelioma case, we dedicate all of the time and resources necessary to ensure that our client gets of the compensation that he or she deserves. We stick with our clients and make sure that they have the support necessary to stay the course and obtain the best outcome possible.
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