Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that was used in over 3000 different commercial applications between 1940 and the late 1970s. Exposure to asbestos may cause cancer including mesothelioma, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, laryngeal cancer, stomach cancer, and colon cancer. Mesothelioma is specific type of cancer that is often related to asbestos exposure. Cancers caused by asbestos often lead to great suffering and even death.
There are hundreds of companies in the Rockford and Northern Illinois area that used or produced asbestos in their manufacturing operations. Workers and their families were often exposed to asbestos. Soldiers who served below the deck in the Navy or Merchant Marine also may have had exposure to asbestos. Cancer often does not appear in the victims until several decades after the exposure. An expert can determine whether your cancer was caused by asbestos or other sources.
It is important to contact a knowledgeable attorney quickly as time limits do apply and steps must be taken to preserve information regarding exposure. Once you meet with us an expert will review your medical tests for asbestos exposure at no out of pocket costs to you. Our law firm has helped the victims of asbestos exposure to ensure they receive fair and just compensation for their injuries or the death of their loved one. We can help with both mesothelioma and other cancers. We work with other attorneys who specialize in this type of litigation to make sure we can achieve maximum recovery. If you or a loved one has been victim to asbestos, call MacCloskey, Kesler and Associates, LLP.