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We are a nationwide leader in asbestos litigation with more than 20 years of experience and a staff that is highly qualified and specially trained to handle complex asbestos cases.

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Mesothelioma
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We help clients who need assistance with work-related injuries linked to asbestos and other serious problems.
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Personal Injury &
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We help clients who need assistance with work-related injuries linked to asbestos and other serious problems.
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How Does Someone Get Mesothelioma?

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Representing The Legal Rights Of Asbestos Victims

One of the most common questions asked by people diagnosed with or affected by mesothelioma is, “How does someone get mesothelioma?” The most common cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Asbestos exposure is usually due to working directly with asbestos-laden products, working in an environment with a high risk of asbestos exposure or living with someone who carried asbestos fibers into the home on his or her work clothes.

For a free case evaluation and answers regarding your specific case, don’t hesitate to call 888-362-6890 or contact us online..

Asbestos is the term for six different, naturally occurring mineral fibers:

  • Chrysotile
  • Anthophyllite
  • Grunerite (amosite)
  • Riebeckite (crocidolite)
  • Tremolite
  • Actinolite

Because these fibers can separate so easily into fibers hundreds of times thinner than human hair, they can easily invade the lungs. Over time, usually decades, these fibers collect, leading to serious illness such as mesothelioma.

Nationwide Mesothelioma Attorneys For Victims And Families.

St. Louis Area: 618-307-4085 / Toll Free: 888-362-6890.

Assert your legal rights and pursue some measure of justice, and compensation, through the civil justice system. The skilled Illinois asbestos exposure attorneys at The Gori Law Firm have decades of asbestos litigation experience to draw from. Our Madison County lawyers have the knowledge and resources you’ll need to assert those legal rights effectively.

For a free case evaluation, please call our law offices directly or contact us online. An experienced attorney will be available to discuss your potential lawsuit, answer your questions and address any other concerns you may have.