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Justice For Families In Missouri Facing Mesothelioma

If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness like mesothelioma, you may be wondering how this happened and what you can do about it. You deserve answers and you deserve justice.

The law firm of Satterley & Kelley PLLC has been representing individuals and families like yours for decades, protecting their legal rights and fighting for the compensation they deserve. We have won tens of millions of dollars through both settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients.

Understanding The Damage Caused By Asbestos

One of the most frustrating things about asbestos-related illnesses is that they are preventable. Companies and the government have known about the health dangers posed by asbestos since before the industrial revolution but have chosen to use it anyway. Although asbestos usage has dropped in recent years, some industries and the military still use it. New cases of mesothelioma are frequently diagnosed in Missouri.

Asbestos causes problems in the lungs and other organs. The most common disease is mesothelioma, a form of cancer that affects the mesothelium, which is a protective lining for organs. Mesothelioma progresses slowly and may even take decades to develop. It most often develops in the lungs, abdomen, heart and testicles.

Detecting The Disease

Each type of mesothelioma causes a unique set of symptoms. Generally, however, the following symptoms may indicate mesothelioma:

  • Fever and night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss, nausea or difficulty swallowing
  • Chest pains, coughing and difficulty breathing

Doctors will perform a number of tests to determine if a patient has mesothelioma, including imaging scans, biopsies and blood tests. The life expectancy for someone with this disease has improved quite a bit over the years, especially when caught and treated early.

How Can Satterley & Kelley PLLC Help?

Our attorneys help clients nationwide with their legal claims. We understand the law, the types of arguments the defense may try to raise and how to reach the best possible outcome for every case. More importantly, we understand what you and your family are going through. We will handle your case with the care and compassion you deserve while giving you the legal guidance you need.

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We understand that you need answers and we can help you get them. Start by setting up your free consultation. You can call our office or reach out to us online. We assist clients throughout Missouri and nationwide from our office in Louisville.