Missouri Attorneys Handling Mesothelioma Claims

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that has been conclusively linked to exposure to asbestos, a fire retardant that is found in building materials and other products. Although asbestos was long thought to be hazardous, little to no action was ever taken to curb its use as the symptoms of mesothelioma do not make themselves known until decades after asbestos exposure. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma you may have a personal injury claim against the manufacturer of asbestos and other negligent parties.

At The Copeland Law Firm, we have been standing up for the rights of injured victims since 1984. We understand how to build an effective case for mesothelioma claims and how to hold all parties accountable for their actions. We provide a personalized, hands-on approach that is designed to help you achieve the results you deserve.

Who Is At Risk For Mesothelioma?

Anyone who has been exposed to airborne asbestos fibers or dust is at risk for mesothelioma. This does not just include those who have worked directly with the material. Hazardous fibers can cling to the clothes of workers who may then unknowingly bring the hazard home, exposing their spouses, children and other family members to the toxic material.

Exposure to asbestos does not automatically mean that you will develop mesothelioma in the future and mere exposure does not give rise to a personal injury claim. However, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this type of cancer, you should speak with our attorneys as soon as possible.

Who Is Accountable For Asbestos Exposure That Results In Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma cases are unique in that it is often difficult to pinpoint one incident that may have resulted in the subsequent disease. There are a number of potential avenues to pursue when it comes to holding parties accountable.

A product liability suit against asbestos product manufacturers and suppliers is one possible method of recovery. Filing a lawsuit against an industry where the presence of asbestos was once commonplace is another potential option. Many asbestos companies have gone bankrupt in the wake of multiple lawsuits, but they may have established trust funds for mesothelioma victims. If you were exposed to asbestos at work and later developed mesothelioma, you may be entitled to workers' compensation. We will thoroughly review your situation to help determine the best options in your case.

If You Have Suffered Harm Due To Asbestos Exposure, Contact The Copeland Law Firm

If you or a loved one has developed a disease that can be traced back to asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact us online or call 573-397-5277. From our Columbia law offices, we provide legal representation for accident victims throughout Missouri.