Mesothelioma is a dangerous type of cancer that can result in significant disability and death. Mesothelioma is most often the result of work-related exposure to asbestos and can require lengthy and costly treatment.

At Menges Law Firm, our dedicated mesothelioma attorneys have over 50 years' combined experience serving the Belleville, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, areas. We are focused on helping those who suffer from mesothelioma — and their families — get the financial recovery to which they are entitled from the companies that exposed them to the dangerous substances that caused their disease. We can help you with cases against both viable and bankrupt companies, often without even filing a lawsuit — contact us today to find out what options are available to you.

What Is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that destroys the thin cells that line the various organs of the body called the mesothelium. Typically, the mesothelium is responsible for producing fluid that lubricates the organs it surrounds. When mesothelioma develops, cancer cells begin taking over these areas of the body and grow uncontrollably. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for the disease and most treatment options focus on shrinking the cells and treating symptoms associated with the condition.

Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure and most often contracted by people who worked in industries where asbestos exposure was routine. At Menges Law Firm, we are skilled at prosecuting cases that involve asbestos exposure that led to mesothelioma. With over 50 years' combined experience, our mesothelioma lawyers understand what it takes to fight for you and help you obtain the settlement or verdict you deserve.

The Most Common Types Of Mesothelioma

There are multiple types of mesothelioma, and the type often depends on the organ around which the cancer cells have begun to form. Three of the most common types of mesothelioma include:

  • Pleural mesothelioma — This type accounts for more than 70 percent of all mesothelioma cases and involves damage to the lining that surrounds the lung
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma — In this instance, cancer attacks the peritoneum, which is the lining around the abdominal cavity
  • Pericardial mesothelioma — In this type of cancer, malignant cells grow in the pericardium, which is the sac that lines your heart.

If you are a mesothelioma victim or have a loved one who suffers from mesothelioma, time is of the essence. Contact Menges Law Firm at 618-767-5528 today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Your consultation is risk-free — and if you don't receive compensation for your injury, we don't collect any fee.