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Champaign County Mesothelioma Lawyer

Pekin workers' compensation lawyers for mesothelioma

Attorneys for Work-Related Diseases and Cancer in Champaign, Springfield, Peoria, and Decatur

Workers in many different types of industries may suffer from occupational diseases caused by conditions in their workplace or the activities performed while working. Mesothelioma is one of the most serious of these diseases, and this deadly form of cancer can affect the lungs and other organs. Those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma will want to understand the causes of this condition and determine their options for receiving workers' comp benefits and other forms of financial compensation.

The law firm of Kanoski Bresney has been working with victims of work-related diseases and injuries for over 40 years, and during this time, we have helped our clients recover more than $400 million in compensation. With our experience representing clients who have suffered occupational diseases and our understanding of workers' compensation laws and personal injury cases, we can help you take the right steps to make sure you and your family have the financial resources you need. We will give you respect, response, and results throughout the course of your case.

What Is Mesothelioma?

Malignant mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the lining of tissue surrounding the internal organs. In most cases, this disease is caused by exposure to asbestos. Inhaling or swallowing this substance can lead to pleural mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the lungs; peritoneal mesothelioma, which affects the tissue surrounding the organs in the abdomen; or pericardial mesothelioma, which affects the protective lining of the heart. Those who are exposed to asbestos in the workplace may experience mesothelioma, or family members may be affected due to asbestos particles on a person's clothing or body. Symptoms of mesothelioma may not become known for as much as 10 to 50 years after asbestos exposure occurred.

Mesothelioma can lead to symptoms such as pain in the chest or abdomen, coughing, difficulty breathing, fluid in and around the lungs, weight loss, nausea, swelling in the abdomen, lumps of tissue in the chest, fever, night sweats, fatigue, blood clots, and obstruction of the bowels. The average life expectancy following a mesothelioma diagnosis is 12 to 21 months. However, a person's prognosis can vary depending on the type and location of tumors and how far they have spread throughout the body.

Depending on how far mesothelioma has progressed when it is diagnosed, different treatment options may be available. If the disease is diagnosed at an early stage, surgery may be performed to decrease fluid buildup in the chest or abdomen or remove tissue around the lungs and other tumors. In more serious cases, a lung may need to be removed completely. Chemotherapy or radiation therapy may be used to kill cancer cells. Other treatment options, such as immunotherapy, can help address symptoms related to mesothelioma.

Because mesothelioma can result in severe pain, it can affect a person's ability to work and earn an income, and the costs of medical treatment can be massive. Because this disease may occur because of asbestos exposure that took place in the past, filing a workers' compensation claim and receiving coverage to address medical care and loss of income can often be a complex process. Victims may also be able to file third-party claims against people or companies who may have been responsible for asbestos exposure.

Contact a Bloomington Mesothelioma Attorney

To ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve, it is crucial to work with an attorney who is experienced in mesothelioma cases. At Kanoski Bresney, we understand the state laws and guidelines that apply to these cases, and we can ensure that claims against responsible parties are filed correctly. We will work to ensure that you receive compensation that will provide you and your family with the financial resources you need. To schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help with your case, contact our office at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We provide legal help to victims of work-related diseases in central Illinois, including Bloomington, Adams County, Macon County, Quincy, Springfield, Peoria County, McLean County, Schuyler County, Champaign County, Macomb, Pekin, Peoria, Sangamon County, Tazewell County, Decatur, Champaign, Rushville, and McDonough County.

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