Illinois Mesothelioma Attorneys Help You Seek Compensation
Illinois Mesothelioma Lawyers strive to keep Chicago healthy
The attorneys of Phillips Law Offices, located in downtown Chicago, Illinois, have been assisting injured individuals and their families for more than 65 years. We fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
What is mesothelioma?
Malignant mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of cells lining the body’s internal organs, known as the mesothelium. There are three recognized types of mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of the disease, accounting for roughly 70 percent of cases, and occurs in the lining of the lung known as the pleura. Peritoneal mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the abdominal cavity, known as the peritoneum, and pericardial mesothelioma originates in the pericardium, which lines the heart.
What causes mesothelioma?
The only recognized cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, though other factors such as smoking can make mesothelioma more or less likely in some individuals. Industrial laborers were widely subjected to asbestos exposure on the job, as the material was widely used throughout the 20th century. Few of these workers knew they were being exposed to asbestos and thus put at risk for mesothelioma, despite the fact that many manufacturers were aware the material was hazardous.
In most cases, mesothelioma symptoms will not appear in an individual exposed to asbestos until many years after the exposure has occurred. Those who believe they may have been exposed to asbestos are at risk for mesothelioma and should contact our offices immediately. We have the years of experience is takes to help Chicago’s mesothelioma victims.
How we can help
For over 65 years, clients from across Illinois have relied on Phillips Law Offices for aggressive representation and pursuit of fair compensation. Our Chicago asbestos lawyers focus on analyzing and proving liability, and then work tirelessly to establish the maximum amount of your damages.
Serving injured individuals and families in Illinois for over 65 years
From our offices in Chicago, the attorneys of Phillips Law Offices offer quality and comprehensive legal services to the injured and their families throughout Illinois. Call (312) 346-4262, or contact us online today for a free consultation with one of our attorneys about your case.