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Illinois Mesothelioma LawyersResidents and workers in Illinois were exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers with highest exposure years being between, 1920-1980. Mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancers are typically diagnosed 10-50 years after initial exposure.

Thousands of asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout the state of Illinois in buildings, residential buildings, industrial plants, factories, power plants, chemical plants, refineries, shipyards and manufacturing plants.

Illinois shipyard workers, construction workers, mechanics, power plant workers, mill workers, steel workers, railroad workers, pipefitters, plumbers, Insulators, electricians, and laborers are at higher risk than the general population for being diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.


There were 9,702 asbestos related deaths in Illinois (1,876 Mesothelioma) from 1999-2013 – EWG Action Fund 2015 Study.


Illinois Asbestos Exposure Hot Spots

More than 372,000 tons of asbestos shipments were received in the state of Illinois. High asbestos exposure was in Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, Madison County, Sinclair County and Robinson, Illinois.

Asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout Illinois included; asbestos ceiling & floor tiles, asbestos mixed in paints, asbestos mixed in cement, asbestos used in boilers, asbestos used electrical wiring, roofing materials, plumbing pipes & gaskets, attic insulation, heating and air-conditioning products, car and truck brakes, welding equipment, fire retardant clothing & gloves, drywall, fiberboard, wallboard, asbestos tape, vinyl flooring, fireproofing materials, fireplaces, ovens, etc.

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Asbestos Cover Up – Quotes From Asbestos Executives

“…if you have enjoyed a good life while working with asbestos products, why not die from it.” 1966 memo from an executive of the Bendix Corporation (now part of Honeywell)

In early 1940s, the president of Johns-Manville called the managers of another company “a bunch of fools for notifying employees who had asbestosis.” When asked by another corporation representative, “Do you mean to tell me you would let them work until they drop dead?” he responded, “Yes. We save a lot of money that way.”


Illinois Mesothelioma Statistics (Asbestos-Related Deaths)

  • Illinois ranks 6th in the U. S. for deaths from malignant Mesothelioma.
  • The mortality rate from Mesothelioma in Illinois is 13.52 per million.
  • 2,200 Illinois residents died from malignant Mesothelioma.
  • 2,607 asbestos-related deaths were reported in Illinois since 1979.
  • Cook County, IL has more than 1, 050 asbestos-related deaths and more than 969 Mesothelioma Deaths.
  • 140 Illinois resident died from malignant Mesothelioma in 2005.
  • 892 Illinois resident died from malignant Mesothelioma during 1999-2005.
  • Illinois ranks seventeenth in the U. S. in Mesothelioma mortality rate during 1999-2005
  • Lake County and Rock Island County are listed among 20 counties in the U. S. with the highest malignant Mesothelioma death rates.
  • Clinton County ranks in the top 50 counties with the highest Mesothelioma age-adjusted mortality rate of 32.2 per million.
  • Illinois age-adjusted death rate for malignant Mesothelioma is 13.39 deaths per million per year according to CDC statistics during 1999-2005.
  • 30% of U. S. Veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their life time.
  • 1 in 125 U. S. males who live over the age of 50 will die from an asbestos-related disease.
  • Experts believe 60,000 Malignant Mesothelioma deaths will occur between 2010 and 2030.

*Statistics on Mesothelioma and asbestos related deaths were compiled from CDC (Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics), and NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and other cancer reporting sources.


Mesothelioma Facts and Statistics

  • More than 20 million American workers have been exposed to asbestos.
  • Mesothelioma cases are found in 9 out of every 1 million people.
  • 3,000 new cases of Mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the U. S.
  • Each year in U. S 10,000 Americans will die from an asbestos related disease.
  • 30% of U. S. Veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their life time.
  • 1 in 125 U. S. males who live over the age of 50 will die from an asbestos-related disease.
  • Experts believe 60,000 Malignant Mesothelioma deaths will occur between 2010 and 2030.

Illinois Veterans and Asbestos Exposure

Veterans Mesothelioma Lawyer IllinoisMilitary Veterans that have a 1 in 3 chance of developing an asbestos related disease in their lifetime. Veterans have the right to bring lawsuits against negligent asbestos companies for exposing them to toxic asbestos-containing products and materials.

There are 21.5 million current living Veterans according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans who served between 1940 and 1970 have the greatest risk of developing Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related cancer. Navy Veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War have the highest incidence of Asbestos-related diseases.

The U.S. Military used thousands of asbestos-containing products in their ships between the 1920-late 1970’s. 14 in every 1,000 WW II shipyard workers died of an asbestos-related disease compared to 18 in every 1,000 combat related deaths.

  • Mesothelioma primarily occurs in Veterans between the ages of 55-75.
  • Asbestos was listed as the top contaminant at 32 U.S. Army base closures during the 1990s.
  • A recent study showed that as many as 30-40% of Mesothelioma victims is U. S. Veterans.

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Illinois Mesothelioma Verdicts and Settlements

A Mesothelioma claim is a lawsuit filed on behalf of a victim or surviving family members as a result of hazardous exposure to asbestos.

  • $90 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Bloomington, Illinois Pipefitter that developed Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.
  • $2.5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For an Illinois Union Asbestos & Rubber Co. suffering from Mesothelioma.
  • $3.2 Million Settlement: For a Steel Worker diagnosed with Mesothelioma in Illinois.
  • $3 Million Settlement: For an Illinois Millwright Worker exposed to asbestos on Illinois job sites.
  • $2 Million Settlement: For an Illinois Powerhouse Worker exposed to asbestos in power plants.
  • $8.8 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Coast Guard Engineer that developed malignant Mesothelioma.
  • $1.1 Million Veteran Mesothelioma Settlement: For an Illinois construction site welder.

Illinois Workers and Residents Have the Right to Sue Manufacturers that exposed them to Asbestos


Illinois Asbestos-Related Deaths

 

Adams County, IL – 57 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Bond County, IL – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Boone County, IL – 34 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Bureau County, IL – 52 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Carroll County, IL – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Champaign County, IL – 0146 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Christian County, IL – 24 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Clark County, IL – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Clinton County, IL – 71 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Coles County, IL – 36 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Cook County, IL – 3,144 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Crawford County, IL – 52 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
De Witt County, IL – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
DeKalb County, IL – 75 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Douglas County, IL – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
DuPage County, IL – 68 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Edgar County, IL – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Effingham County, IL – 23 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Fayette County, IL – 15 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Ford County, IL – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Franklin County, IL – 27 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Fulton, County, IL – 47 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Greene County, IL – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Grundy County, IL – 64 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Hamilton County, IL – 00 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Hancock County, IL – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Hardin County, IL – 00 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Henry County, IL – 72 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Iroquois County, IL – 20 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Jackson County, IL – 40 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Jefferson County, IL – 27 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Jersey County, IL – 15 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Jo Daviess County, IL – 15 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Kane County, IL – 304 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Kankakee County, IL – 51 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Kendall County, IL – 61 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Knox County, IL – 36 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Lake County, IL – 768 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
La Salle County, IL – 174 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Lawrence County, IL – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Lee County, IL – 24 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Livingston County, IL – 26 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Logan County, IL – 22 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Macoupin County, IL – 67 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Madison County, IL – 348 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Marion County, IL – 27 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Mason County, IL – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Massac County, IL – 42 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
McDonough County, IL – 22 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
McHenry County, IL – 206 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
McLean County, IL – 207 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Mercer County, IL – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Monroe County, IL – 21 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Montgomery County, IL – 20 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Morgan County, IL – 42 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Moultrie County, IL – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Ogle County, IL – 42 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Peoria County, IL – 175 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Perry County, IL – 15 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Piatt County, IL – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Pike County, IL – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Randolph County, IL – 23 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Richland County, IL – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Rock Island County, IL – 166 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Saline County, IL – 17 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Shelby County, IL – 15 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
St. Clair County, IL – 242 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Stephenson County, IL – 61 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Tazewell County, IL – 152 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Union County, IL – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Vermilion County, IL – 79 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Warren County, IL – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Washington County, IL – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Wayne County, IL – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Whiteside County, IL – 47 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Will County, IL – 522 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Williamson County, IL – 75 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Winnebago County, IL – 231 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Woodford County, IL – 25 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

Source: EWG 1015 Study

Asbestos Exposure in Illinois

Asbestos was used heavily in U. S. building trades between 1930-1980. More than 3,000 commonly used products in Illinois contained toxic asbestos fibers and materials.

Illinois Workers and Residents that were exposed to asbestos are at higher risk (7 times) than the general population for being diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.

It can take 10-50 years after initial asbestos exposure before symptoms of Mesothelioma may appear. People that were exposed to asbestos in Illinois decades ago are walking time bombs. There is no clear way of knowing if a person will develop Mesothelioma, but most people diagnosed are around 70 years of age.

If you worked in an industry in Illinois that exposed you to deadly asbestos fibers a Mesothelioma lawyer can help you seek compensation for medical expenses resulting from a Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis.

When asbestos is disturbed, broken apart, cut, decayed, or damaged, it releases tiny asbestos microscopic fibrous particles that can cling to the skin, hair and clothing. These asbestos fibers are easily transferred to others where they can accumulate in the lining of lungs that cause Mesothelioma lung cancer.

Asbestos Exposure in Illinois Neighborhoods Pre-1980

 

Academy Conservatories Juvenile Halls Rectories
Administration Buildings Convalescent Homes Juvenile Homes Reformatories
Air Bases Convention Centers Laboratories Rehab Centers
Air Facilities Convention Halls Landfills Rehabilitation Centers
Air Stations Convents Laundries Research Labs
Airports Correctional Institutes Libraries Reservoirs
Ammo Depots Country Clubs Lighthouses Residence Halls
Ammunition Depots Courthouses Lodging Houses Rest Homes
Amphitheaters Cow Barns Lunatic Asylums Restaurants
Amusement Parks Dairies Medical Buildings Retardation Centers
Animal Shelters Dams Medical Centers Retirement Homes
Apartment Complexes Deaf Dumb Institutes Memorial Homes Roads
Apartment Houses Department Stores Memorial Institutes Rooming Houses
Apartments Depots Memorial Parks Salvage Yards
Arcade Buildings Detention Centers Men’s Dorms Sanitariums
Armories Detention Facilities Military Academies Schools
Art Galleries Dining Halls Military Bases Science Buildings
Art Institutes Dispensaries Military Homes Scrap Yards
Assembly Hall Dock Yards Monasteries Seminaries
Asylums Dormitories Monuments Shipyards
Athletic Clubs Dorms Motels Shopping Centers
Auditoriums Elderly Housing Museums Shopping Malls
Bakery Buildings Elevators Music Halls Skyscrapers
Banks Equestrian Farms News Buildings Smelters
Barber Shops Federal Buildings Nursing Homes Soldiers Homes
Barns Federal Jails Observatories Sports Arenas
Barracks Field Houses Office Buildings Stadiums
Bath Houses Fire Departments Office Complexes Stock Yards
Botanical Gardens Fire Stations Oil Storage Facilities Storerooms
Bowling Alleys Fish Hatcheries Old Buildings Streets
Boys Clubs Fisheries Opera Houses Supermarkets
Boys Farms Foundries Orphans Homes Symphony Halls
Bridge Underpasses Freeways Parking Lots Synagogues
Bunkhouses Fuel Depots Pavilions Telephone Buildings
Bus Terminals Gas Stations Penitentiaries Temples
Cabins Girls Club Plantations Terminal Buildings
Cafeteria Buildings Golf Courses Police Stations Theatres
Campus Buildings Grandstand Buildings Post Offices Tower Buildings
Cathedrals Gymnasiums Power Buildings Towers
Cemeteries Health Centers Power Plants Town Halls
Children’s Homes Highways Power Stations Townhouses
Churches Homes Powerhouses Train Terminals
City Buildings Hospitals Print Shops Training Facilities
Civic Centers Housing Complexes Prisons Trams
Club Houses Housing Projects Public Buildings Tunnels
Clubhouses Housing Tracts Quarries Universities
Coliseums Ice Skating Rinks Racetracks Utility Houses
Colleges Industrial Buildings Raceways Vineyards
Community Centers Industrial Centers Radar Stations Warehouses
Community Houses Industrial Parks Rail Yards Widows Homes
Concert Halls Infirmaries Railroad Buildings Wrecking Yards
Condominiums Insane Asylums Railroad Terminals YMCA Building
Conference Centers Insurance Buildings Reclamation Centers Zoos

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Malignant Mesothelioma

Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.

Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.

Call TOLL FREE 888.640.0914 right now to talk with a live Mesothelioma Counselor that can answer many of your questions and give you the peace of mind that you need.

Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?

If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.

We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.


Illinois Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations

In Illinois, the Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Claims are;

  • 2 years from date of diagnosis
  • 2 years from the time a loved one passes away to file for wrongful death claims.

Illinois Statute of Limitations on Mesothelioma and Asbestos Cases

735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/13-201 et seq.

Illinois Asbestos Exposure Hot Spots

More than 372,000 tons of asbestos shipments were received in the state of Illinois. High asbestos exposure was in Chicago, Lake County, DuPage County, Madison County, Sinclair County and Robinson, Illinois.

Asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout Illinois included; asbestos ceiling & floor tiles, asbestos mixed in paints, asbestos mixed in cement, asbestos used in boilers, asbestos used electrical wiring, roofing materials, plumbing pipes & gaskets, attic insulation, heating and air-conditioning products, car and truck brakes, welding equipment, fire retardant clothing & gloves, drywall, fiberboard, wallboard, asbestos tape, vinyl flooring, fireproofing materials, fireplaces, ovens, etc.

Mesothelioma Damages

 

Disfigurement Damages (past and future)
Economic Damages (past and future)
End of Life Cost Damages   
Exemplary Damages
Funeral Expense Damages
Future Economic Damages
General Damages
Gross Negligence Damages
Loss of Companionship  
Loss of Consortium Damages
Loss of Earning Capacity Damages
Loss of Life Damages
Loss of Wages Damages (past and future)
Medical Expense Damages    
Mental Anguish Damages  
Monetary Compensation Damages   
Nominal Damages
Non-Economic Damages
Pain and Suffering Damages
Pecuniary and Non Pecuniary Damages
Physical Impairment Damages (past and future)
Asbestos Trust Funds  
Treble Damages
Workers Compensation Damages
Wrongful Death Claims

Mesothelioma Latency Period

Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.


There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts


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