St. Louis Hosts Annual Midwest Asbestos Legal Conference

St. Louis Hosts Annual Midwest Asbestos Legal Conference

The sixth annual HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference is soon to take place on September 18 at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. This informative one-day conference will update attorneys, judges, and doctors on the latest litigation trends related to asbestos exposure.

Leading experts in asbestos, mesothelioma, and other deadly diseases linked to asbestos exposure will be in attendance to share their knowledge. The agenda will include talks on subjects that include the causes of mesothelioma, take-home exposure cases, law practice tips, Medicare and efficient lien resolution, and more.

What is Asbestos? Why is it Dangerous?

Asbestos is a once-popular building material praised for its fire-retardant and insulating properties. The heat-resistant, fibrous material was widely used in a number of applications, particularly as a building material. A large number of Americans are thought to be at risk, especially military veterans, because numerous military vehicles, ships, barracks, and tools contained the substance. Other groups who are at risk include construction, railroad, and factory workers.

Because asbestos is a fibrous material, particles may become airborne. Inhalation of these carcinogenic particles can affect the lungs or abdomen, leading to an aggressive and usually fatal form of cancer called mesothelioma. Asbestos exposure can also lead to other illnesses such as lung cancer of asbestosis. According to the World Health Organization, 43,000 people die annually from asbestos-related illnesses.

Asbestos and mesothelioma have been the subject of widespread litigation in the United States, with an estimated 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed ever year throughout the country.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Springfield, MO

Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. is committed to protecting the rights of clients who have suffered serious personal injury from dangerous materials. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other illness related to asbestos exposure, please contact our Springfield personal injury lawyers today for a free case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation, so don’t wait – call now: (417) 855-2022.