If you or a loved one suffers from mesothelioma, then you know that it's a severe disease with potentially fatal consequences. Unfortunately, it can be hard to discern how your life got to this dire state because the events that caused your illness might have occurred decades before you experienced symptoms.

At Menges Law Firm, we work to do more than just provide legal aid. We care about helping our clients in Belleville, Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri, and the surrounding areas with free consultations and aggressive representation. We've spent more than half a century combined honing our mesothelioma practice so that we can deliver the compassionate guidance you deserve when it's imperative that you find out what went wrong.

Mesothelioma Causes And Effects: Understanding The Disconnect

Many forms of cancer are brought about by exposure to some form of cancer-causing substance, or carcinogen. With mesothelioma, the culprit is asbestos, but because problems can lie dormant for decades without presenting any symptoms, sufferers may find it challenging to trace their history of exposure to this hazardous substance. Some typical asbestos exposure risks might include:

  • Working around manufacturing plants, shipyards or construction sites before asbestos usage fell into disfavor
  • Remediating or occupying old buildings where asbestos insulation became degraded
  • Living with someone who was exposed to asbestos at their workplace before unknowingly bringing it home on their clothing, skin or hair

Understanding what caused your mesothelioma is vital if you want to seek compensation for your suffering and losses. Talking to the experienced, compassionate attorneys at Menges Law Firm can help you trace your exposure history so you can take more effective legal action.

Why Knowledge Is So Important

Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma, and those who contract the disease often face hard battles for justice. Since asbestos was once used in everything from brake pads to residential fireproofing, researching and trying a civil case can be a lengthy, involved procedure. The attorneys at Menges Law Firm have conducted the research and have the knowledge regarding products and premises to know where and how you were likely exposed.

Our lawyers believe that those who suffer from mesothelioma deserve much better than an uncertain future for themselves and their families. We strive to help you develop a legal strategy that improves your chances of receiving a monetary judgment that promotes your recovery — and we don't charge you legal fees unless we help you recover damages. Want to find out more about your options? Contact us today by calling 618-277-6646 or filling out our online contact form.