Mesothelioma Attorneys Serving St. Louis and Surrounding Areas
Dedicated Lawyers Serving Victims of Mesothelioma and Asbestos Cancer
Receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis can be devastating, both for you and your family. The illness can take years after being exposed to asbestos to manifest, and once it does, it is extremely difficult to treat. The (approximate) 3,000 individuals diagnosed with the cancer each year often find themselves dealing with this illness in their retirement, facing endless medical bills and questions.
It has been well established that asbestos causes mesothelioma and other ailments, yet certain industries continued to expose workers and consumers to the toxic material in spite of this knowledge, for decades, leading to the issues we have today with all asbestos-related disease. Rather than warn those who worked with the material everyday, or provide them with the necessary protection, instead, innocent victims and their families were placed in harm’s way. This is especially the case for veterans who worked in navy shipyards and related professions.
Many who are now dealing with mesothelioma and other negative repercussions find that they have to bring claims against those responsible in order to ensure that their medical bills and families are taken care of. In these circumstances, working with an experienced, aggressive attorney who focuses on mesothelioma cases can help ensure that justice is achieved.
At the Throneberry Law Group, we know what it’s like to deal with a mesothelioma diagnosis in the family. Our principal attorney Michael Throneberry dealt with his father being diagnosed with and battling the illness. After navigating both the health care and legal system on his behalf, he decided to dedicate his firm to serving mesothelioma victims. Since then, we’ve helped connect clients with the right treatment centers and information necessary to decide whether pursuing a claim against those responsible for compensation makes sense. Contact us today for a free consultation and we’ll get started helping you.
Asbestos in Saint Louis & Throughout Missouri
Mesothelioma develops as a result of exposure to asbestos fibers, which can become lodged within the lungs after being breathed in, ultimately leading to scarring and tumor development, usually in the lungs, but sometimes in the tissue surrounding the organs in the abdomen or heart. Asbestos was historically used throughout Missouri as it was in the rest of the United States in construction, shipyards, and related areas—mostly for insulation and roofing. Although studies definitively show that it is linked to various cancers and there is no known safe level of asbestos exposure, it is not yet entirely banned in the United States. Many can still be exposed when older buildings are demolished or renovated.
Asbestos can also be found at some chemical and/or power generation sites. Saint Louis is one such city in the state where asbestos jobsites are known to be located. If you have worked in particular capacities in Saint Louis and/or in other areas of Missouri, you and/or your family may have been exposed.
The Throneberry Law Group
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we are here to help. We provide zealous representation and compassionate care for those who are dealing with this devastating illness. We are exclusively focused on mesothelioma cases and have a strong team put together to represent our clients. Contact us today so that we can start helping you recover.