Attorney Helping People Diagnosed With Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a type of respiratory condition caused when microscopic silica fibers remained lodged in the lungs after prolonged daily exposure. Throughout the mid- and late-1900s, thousands of industrial workers were exposed to products containing asbestos fibers or silica dust on the work floor. Without knowledge of the dangers they were facing, thousands have contracted the disease.

Approximately 90 percent of diagnosed patients die within 12 months. Corporate manufacturers of products that once contained silicon fibers began facing so many personal injury lawsuits that many declared bankruptcy. The industry has now struck a deal with the U.S. government to establish a special mesothelioma trust fund, from which settlements are paid to victims or their surviving family members.

Workers' Compensation Claims For Occupational Exposure

In Illinois and Missouri, workers who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma (and related conditions such as silicosis) have the right to seek medical and pay benefits under the worker's compensation plan of their employer's state.

Benefits include:

Enhanced Benefits For Workers In Missouri

In 2014, the Missouri state legislature set up special enhanced benefits for workers diagnosed with mesothelioma and related conditions caused by exposure to silicon fibers. Minimum benefits for the worker and family may be approximately $500,000.

Third-Party Liability Lawsuits Against The Mesothelioma Trust Fund

In addition to workers' compensation claims, affected workers have the right to sue the mesothelioma trust fund for damages beyond workers' compensation.

Not A Newcomer To Mesothelioma Claims

You have probably seen late-night television commercials or billboards advertising mesothelioma lawsuits. Most are from national litigation firms who have jumped onto the scene recently.

I am attorney Mark E. Moreland of St. Louis. If you or a member of your family in Missouri or Illinois has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, silicosis or asbestosis due to exposure on the job, call me. As a workers' compensation lawyer with more than 33 years of experience, I have been helping injured workers and their families since the beginning. I know the issues involved in helping people get their workers' compensation claim approved and the full compensation their families are entitled to through the courts.

Contact Me For A Free Consultation

Call my office at 314-732-4256 or toll free at 888-320-6893 or send an email with a brief explanation of your legal circumstances. I am ready to help. I want to help.