When an individual is exposed to high levels of asbestos for a prolonged period of time, the results can be deadly. Asbestos exposure can cause a person to suffer from mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that most commonly affects the mesothelial cells found in the lining that covers the lungs.
Asbestos is an extremely flexible and heat resistant material that has been widely used for all sorts of commercial purposes in Chicago. Workers who have had contact with asbestos on the job can inhale or swallow the tiny asbestos fibers leading to asbestosis (a chronic lung disease characterized by shortness of breath and lung tissue scarring), mesothelioma and other forms of cancer.
While countless industries have made use of asbestos, there are a number of occupations where workers have been placed at particular risk for high level, long term asbestos exposure, including:
- Construction Workers
- Manufacturing Workers
- Maintenance Workers
- Chemical, Cement, Industrial and Power Plant Workers
- Oil Refinery Workers
- Iron and Steel Mill Workers
- Railroad and Shipyard Workers
- Auto Mechanics
- Members of the Military
It is important to note that it can take 40 years or more before symptoms of an asbestos related disease begin to appear. Furthermore, asbestos exposure and disease is not always limited to the worker. Family members and other individuals who are in regular, close contact with the worker can also suffer from asbestos related conditions.
Protecting Asbestos Exposure Victims and their Families
Jackowiak Law Offices provides highly skilled and compassionate representation to Illinois residents who have suffered serious personal injuries, including victims of asbestos exposure. Our Chicago asbestos lawyers are experienced trial attorneys with a comprehensive understanding of cases involving mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. We are an aggressive team of litigators with the knowledge and resources necessary to successfully tackle the most difficult and complex asbestos claims.
When we take on your case, our office will launch a complete investigation of the claim and your injuries. We will carefully examine all documents and medical reports and interview witnesses who may have key information that supports your claim. When necessary, we will assemble a team of medical, scientific and industry experts who will work directly with us to develop and present the strongest case possible for you and your family members.
The asbestos attorneys at our firm are not afraid to take on the large corporations and insurance companies who should be held accountable for your injuries. We are widely recognized for our professionalism, diligence and use of innovative and creative strategies in challenging legal cases. Our opponents understand that our attorneys mean business. While we attempt to settle asbestos claims as quickly as possible, our opposing counsel knows we are well prepared to take a case to trial when it is in the best interests of our client to do so.
Contact our Chicago Asbestos Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been the victim of asbestos exposure, don’t wait. The Jackowiak Law Offices can help you get the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today 312-795-9595, or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.