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Illinois Asbestos Plaintiffs Have More Time to File Claim

In the 1970s a material often used in the construction of buildings for fireproofing was asbestos. Individuals exposed to asbestos are at risk for serious illnesses including an aggressive cancer called mesothelioma. Although a diagnosis of mesothelioma is rare it is commonly linked to the exposure to asbestos, which has led to regulators banning the use of the material.

The majority of individuals with mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos over 20 years prior to their diagnosis. Illinois legislation had a 10-year time limit in place for plaintiffs filing a civil claim regarding illnesses caused by asbestos. Fortunately, Gov. Pat Quinn has done away with the 10-year timeframe allowing victims more time to file their claim.

The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with mass tort cases, and can help you or someone you know who has been injured or killed in toxic exposure. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 95 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your toxic exposure accident.

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