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Asbestos/Mesothelioma Litigation Lawyers Chicago, IL

Have you suffered an asbestos-related disease? If so, you may have grounds for a legal claim and compensation for your injuries. Contact an experienced mesothelioma attorney immediately, as these cases are time-sensitive. Our proficient asbestos attorneys will speak with you to determine if you should pursue a lawsuit against the company responsible for your injuries as a result of asbestos exposure, and we will support you through the entire process.

About mesothelioma

What is mesothelioma?

The rare, asbestos-related cancer, malignant mesothelioma, attacks the protective tissues of the lungs and abdomen.

How does asbestos cause cancer?

When a person is exposed to asbestos, usually in the workplace, whether it is a one-time, short-term, or long-term exposure, mesothelioma can occur. Asbestos gets inhaled into the lungs, the fibers are lodged into the mesothelial tissues causing cellular damage and tumor growth.

Complications and health issues can arise even decades after exposure to asbestos because the dangerous microscopic fibers can take a long time to develop complications, such as serious inflammation, genetic damage, scarring, and cancer.

What are the types of mesothelioma?

There are three types of mesothelioma that your disease will be categorized in:

  • Pleural: The most common type of mesothelioma forms on the lining of the lungs.
  • Peritoneal: Affects the abdominal cavity’s lining.
  • Pericardial: The most challenging type to treat, as it attacks the lining of the heart.

Common symptoms of mesothelioma

Mesothelioma symptoms can vary widely, from extremely subtle, mild symptoms to overtly bothersome ones that prompt patients to seek medical treatment. Here are the most common mesothelioma symptoms

  • Anemia
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dry cough
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Fluid buildup
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pain in chest or abdomen
  • Pain near tumor
  • Tumor
  • Weight loss

How Is Mesothelioma Diagnosed?

Your physician will use a number of tests to diagnose mesothelioma, and often, doctors will use a combination of these tests:

  • Biopsies
    • A doctor will take a sample of tissue if cancer is suspected. The tissue will be tested to determine is mesothelioma is present.
  • Blood tests
    • While blood tests cannot currently diagnose mesothelioma, research is under development for use of blood tests for helping to diagnose former at-risk workers.
  • Imaging scans
    • A basic X-ray can show abnormalities in the chest, in which case the doctor may order a detailed PET, CT, or MRI scan.
  • Staging
    • The most common staging system, the IMIG system, is used to determine the stage of pleural mesothelioma, the most common type of this disease.

Filing a mesothelioma claim

In order to determine if you have a mesothelioma case, there needs to be a thorough investigation from a proficient asbestos attorney. At the Kanuru Law Group, we will procure and thoroughly review your medical records and other supplemental work-related documents to determine your diagnosis and connection to any exposure to asbestos in your past.

By filing a mesothelioma claim, you can recover money for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of wages due to the asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma damages

First, there are no legal fees to you unless we recover damages for your mesothelioma case. In the event that we win your case, you will be eligible for money damages that are determined based on current and future medical expenses that you incurred as a result of the asbestos exposure. Additionally, loss of wages and other economic damages will be calculated and factored in so you are not financially penalized due to your injuries. Finally, your quality of life, pain, and suffering may all be factors in your money damages.

Statute of limitations

Because of the long latency period for asbestos-related diseases, asbestos litigation is one of the longest mass torts in American history and are very unique cases. The unique nature of asbestos cases, including the complications from the latency period, comes with time constraints on when you can file a lawsuit. These statues of limitations vary by state and claim type, and at Kanuru Law Group, we know how to navigate the otherwise complicated world of limitations.

It’s imperative that you contact us as soon as possible so we can get started on your case and do not miss the window of opportunity to file a lawsuit. If you have been harmed by asbestos in the workplace and have suffered as a result of this exposure, please contact the mesothelioma attorneys at the Kanuru Law Group today: 312-855-9330.

File a mesothelioma claim

When you or a loved one have been injured as a result of asbestos exposure, your whole world gets turned up upside down. At the Kanuru Law Group, we genuinely care about you; we care about more than the law and will help you through your greatest time of need, supporting you in all ways while you recover. You can focus on our health knowing that we are fighting tenaciously for you so the wrongful party is held accountable.

If you have been harmed by asbestos in the workplace and have suffered as a result of this exposure, please contact the mesothelioma attorneys at the Kanuru Law Group today: 312-855-9330.