Edwardsville Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorneys

Mesothelioma lawsuits are very complex and require highly skilled and knowledgeable attorneys. The attorneys of Walton Telken, LLC offer our clients the experience and knowledge necessary to achieve the best results for their injury and illness.
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Edwardsville Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorneys

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Why choose Walton Telken as your Mesothelioma Asbestos Attorneys?

We have helped many clients receive the fullest compensation possible. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos – call one of our attorneys today at 618-307-9880 or 844-307-7349.

The three major diseases that can be caused by exposure to asbestos are lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Whenever you breathe in asbestos fibers, a few of those fibers can end up in your lungs, and over time, develop into an asbestos-related disease.

It was in 1935 that medical researchers first found a relationship between asbestos exposure and lung cancer. It wasn’t until seven years later that the National Cancer Institute confirmed that asbestos could cause lung cancer.

Facts about lung cancer

Some facts that many people don’t know about lung cancer include:

  1. Asbestos-related lung cancer can take between 15-35 years after you’ve been exposed to develop.
  2. There are two primary forms: small cell and non-small cell
  3. Your prognosis and treatment depend on the stage and type of cancer you have.

In 1986, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration stated that lung cancer is the highest risk for people who work with or around asbestos.

What are lung cancer symptoms?

Whether asbestos-related or not, lung cancer has typically the same general symptoms:

  1. A persistent cough
  2. Chest pain or discomfort
  3. Shortness of breath
  4. Coughing up blood
  5. Wheezing or hoarseness
  6. Loss of appetite and fatigue
  7. Face and neck swelling
  8. Chronic respiratory infections

Many of these symptoms only arise once the cancer is in a late stage of development. It’s rare to be diagnosed at an early stage unless you are screened regularly. If you have a history of being exposed to asbestos, you should have regular screenings for asbestos-related diseases.

Imaging scans such as X-rays and CT scans along with pathology are an important part of the diagnostic process.

What treatment is there for lung cancer?

The procedures for lung cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy.  There are also some experimental treatments that may be available through clinical trials. Your treatment plan is designed around the stage of lung cancer you are in and the histological type of cancer.  Your health overall may play a role in what treatment you receive for your asbestos-related lung cancer.

Asbestos Asbestos-related lung cancer lawsuits

If you or a loved one were diagnosed with lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure, contact Stephanie Lyons for a free attorney consultation. Let her guide you through the process of seeking financial compensation for your asbestos-related injury. Call today to schedule your free consultation with an attorney at 618-307-9880 or toll-free at 844-307-7349

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We’re a Midwest-based law firm, small by choice, with big impact. At Walton Telken, our mission is simple: achieve the best possible outcomes for each of our clients. Powered by our passion for victims’ rights and 150 years of combined legal experience, we work hard towards this goal every day—and we have the track record to prove it.

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We’re here to help recover maximum monetary damages to compensate you for your physical, financial and emotional losses. The personal injury lawyers at our firm understand your concerns and are committed to responding to your needs with strong advocacy and legal counsel. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your personal injury or work-related injury claim at one of our office locations in Illinois or Missouri.

At Walton Telken, trial practice is core to our DNA. We’re unafraid to fight on your behalf aggressively to ensure you recover the monetary damages you deserve.

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Edwardsville, IL

241 N Main St, Edwardsville IL 62025

St. Louis, MO (By Appointment Only)

214 N Clay Ave Suite 140, St. Louis MO 63122

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