The family of a woman who was exposed to asbestos years ago was awarded $2 million by a jury. The Illinois woman was exposed to the dangerous substance when she washed her first husband's clothing. The husband had been a worker at the Union Asbestos and Rubber Company where he was exposed to and covered in asbestos.
Unfortunately, the latency period between asbestos exposure and diagnosis of lung cancers or mesothelioma can be decades long. In mesothelioma cases, the prognosis is generally poor. Survival after diagnosis is usually no longer than 18 months, and many patients do not make it to 12. This is in part because the disease is very difficult to diagnose.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact the Illinois mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955.