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Questions About Mesothelioma Settlement Amounts

A mesothelioma settlement can offer relief from the significant financial burdens that a positive diagnosis can quickly inflict on asbestos injury victims and their families. To receive a settlement, you’ll first have to hire a highly competent mesothelioma lawyer, who has experience in successfully negotiating substantial settlement amounts for past clients. Your lawyer will file a claim on...

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Information for Residents of Illinois Concerning Asbestos

For those living in the state of Illinois, asbestos is a health issue of particular concern. This is because Illinois ranks seventh among the 50 U.S. states for resident deaths from asbestos-related conditions like mesothelioma cancer. The following sections will explore the reasons behind that statistic, as well as what actions the state government is taking to improve it. Why So Many Illinois...

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What You Need to Know About Mesothelioma Compensation BEFORE Filing a Claim

Understanding what to reasonably expect from mesothelioma compensation—including how to go about collecting it and just how much can be plausibly sought—is important for anyone considering filing an asbestos injury claim. The following Q & A is designed to answer some common and basic questions that many potential claimants have, even before making the decision to retain a mesothelioma...

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The Who, When and Why of Mesothelioma Litigation

While it’s no secret that mesothelioma litigation has become a staple of civil law today and that its prevalence seems to be continually on the rise, understanding this wide-reaching legal phenomenon requires a familiarization with its key players, as well as the setting and basis from which it has grown. To break down the field as a whole, let’s look at three basic elements: the who, the when...

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Occupational Exposure to Asbestos and Symptoms of Associated Illnesses

If you know that your job at one time involved the use of asbestos, symptoms like persistent coughing, chronic bouts of fatigue or significant weight loss could all be signaling the presence of a rare but fatal cancer called mesothelioma. Because many of its victims are not aware of their exposure and resulting risk, mesothelioma is usually not suspected by patients, or their doctors—resulting...

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