Prominent Mesothelioma Lawyers
The leading cause of mesothelioma is previous exposure to asbestos fibers. Although asbestos manufacturers became aware of the dangers of asbestos nearly 70 years ago, they concealed it from the public. Since then, mesothelioma has claimed many victims who were unwittingly exposed to the dangers of asbestos.
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Understanding the Causes of Mesothelioma and Mesothelioma Lawsuits
Though relatively rare, mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer. It is nearly always linked directly to the victim's previous contact with asbestos. Asbestos is composed of microscopic threadlike fibers. It is a mineral that is mined throughout the world and was popularly used in consumer products until the 1970s because of its strength, flexibility and heat resistance.
When the fibers become airborne, they are readily inhaled by everyone working in the immediate area. In fact, family members of asbestos workers are also at risk of breathing in the fiber dust brought home on workers' clothing. When the fibers attach themselves to the lining of the throat, nasal passages and lungs, the surrounding tissue can become cancerous, often years after the initial contact. Even if the victim came into direct contact with asbestos fibers for only weeks or months, it is often enough to result in mesothelioma years later.
Kansas City Asbestos Exposure Attorneys
At Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, our Kansas City mesothelioma attorneys represent people who have contracted mesothelioma and family members who have lost loved ones to this disease. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact our offices in Independence, Missouri, to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer on our team.
We are recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms representing both individuals and classes of victims in complex litigation involving environmental contamination and toxic exposure. Toxic torts often take years to resolve. We are one of the few law firms in the nation with the financial and professional resources to fight the largest manufacturers and corporate interests through the court system and win.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is extremely likely that you came into contact with asbestos products sometime in your past. Call 888-353-0491 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation about your mesothelioma lawsuit.