Mesothelioma is an aggressive and widely spreading form of cancer, which affects over 3,000 people in the United States each year. This cancer is caused due to exposure to asbestos. Over the years, it becomes worse and fatal, even if you regularly receive treatment. Unfortunately, only 10 percent of people diagnosed with this cancer live longer than five years.
What is Mesothelioma and How it Affects the Organs?
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that targets a specific type of tissue, known as mesothelium, which lines the heart, lungs, and several other internal organs. The tissue serves a critical purpose of lubricating internal organs to help in their movement and function. A prime example is of the lungs. Mesothelium provides lubrication for its smooth expansion and contraction, allowing the lungs to perform their function efficiently.
However, due to exposure to asbestos, its fibers start to accumulate in the lungs, which cause inflammation and scarring. This not only leads to difficulty in breathing, but also leads to other harmful illnesses, even cancer. It may take about 10 to 50 years for symptoms to appear after the initial exposure to asbestos.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should immediately contact Fisk & Monteleone Ltd. Law Firm in Rockford to talk to one of our mesothelioma lawyers. These cases are time sensitive, and that is why it is important that you immediately consult with our lawyers who have experience in dealing with mesothelioma related personal injury cases. They will be able to help you decide whether you should file a lawsuit against your company that is responsible for your condition. The process may be lengthy and stressful, but with Fisk & Monteleone Ltd. lawyers, you will have the peace of mind that your case is in capable hands.
Filing a Lawsuit
Like every other state, Illinois has a time limit as well to file a lawsuit for asbestos exposure and diagnosis of mesothelioma. You and your family will have 2 years from diagnosis and 2 years from death to file the claim. Before the statute of limitations expires, our mesothelioma lawyer can help with building your case and get the claim that you rightfully deserve.
What to Expect from the Lawsuit
When you decide to file a lawsuit, our mesothelioma lawyer will take care of filing the case and work with you at every step of the way. You should prepare yourself for a routine that may consist of events such as giving response to the lawsuit, settlement discussions, possible trial and hearing, and verdict from the court. Mostly, mesothelioma cases are settled outside the court before the trial takes place, making the entire process a lot less complicated.
How Fisk & Monteleone Ltd. can help?
We are well aware that hearing the news of mesothelioma diagnosis can be overwhelming for both the victim and their family. Diverting focus from medical care to filing a claim can be extremely challenging, and that is where we come into play. The lawyers at Fisk & Monteleone Ltd. have more than 60 years of combined experience fighting to get justice for their clients. You can rely on our mesothelioma lawyers to get the compensation you and your family deserves.
Contact Fisk & Monteleone Ltd. at 815-962-0044 today to schedule a free consultation and learn about your legal options and what can you expect from your case.