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    St. Louis asbestos & mesothelioma attorney

    Workers' comp for asbestos and mesothelioma

    If you have been exposed to asbestos or diagnosed with mesothelioma, our personal injury attorneys are here to help

    What is mesothelioma?

    Malignant mesothelioma (me-zoe-thee-lee-O-muh) is a deadly cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of your internal organs. Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. Treatments are available, but for many people with mesothelioma, a cure is not possible.

    Asbestos: The primary risk factor for mesothelioma cancer

    Asbestos is a mineral that’s found naturally in the environment. Asbestos fibers are strong and resistant to heat, making them useful in a wide variety of applications, such as in insulation, brakes, shingles, flooring and many other products. However, exposure to asbestos is known to cause the rare and deadly cancer, mesothelioma.

    Mesothelioma may be caused by direct or indirect exposure to asbestos:

    Personal history of asbestos exposure:

    If you have been directly exposed to asbestos fibers at work or at home, your risk of mesothelioma is greatly increased.

    Living with someone who works with asbestos:

    People who are exposed to asbestos may carry fibers home on their skin and clothing. Exposure to these stray fibers over many years can put others in the home at risk of mesothelioma. People who work with high levels of asbestos can reduce the risk of bringing home asbestos fibers by showering and changing clothes before leaving work.

    Occupations with the greatest risk of asbestos exposure and Workmans’ Comp claims:

    If you or any of your family members have ever worked in one of these asbestos occupations, you may have been exposed to deadly asbestos fibers: Automobile mechanics, boilermakers, carpenters, electricians, firefighters, HVAC technicians, Ironworkers, machinists, oil refinery workers, painters, construction workers, railroad workers, shipbuilders, ship scrappers, steelworkers, tile setters, U.S. Navy Veterans, And many more.

    Asbestos exposure is one of the leading causes of workers’ compensation claims.

    Workers’ comp lawyers specializing in asbestos & mesothelioma

    If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, we understand that filing a lawsuit may not be your top priority. You are dealing with important medical matters, focused on treatment, and getting your affairs in order. However, there is a strong reason to believe that your mesothelioma was caused by exposure to asbestos, which means that you and your family may be entitled to recover substantial money damages to help pay the staggering costs of medical treatment and replace lost wages. Most importantly, a lawsuit can help provide for your family’s future.

    Mesothelioma cases are very complicated. Most lawyers have general knowledge about asbestos-related mesothelioma cases but lack the skill, experience, and resources to prove that the mesothelioma was caused by asbestos and determine who is at fault. In many cases, there are multiple defendants because there were multiple asbestos exposures and multiple potential sources of asbestos. However, Ortwerth Law, LLC has access to the very best experts in the United States, who will help to thoroughly investigate your case and win fair compensation for your asbestos-related mesothelioma case.

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