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Proving the Source

Proving the Source of Asbestos Exposure

Our law firm, based in Edwardsville, Illinois has nationwide experience investigating injuries caused by asbestos exposure injuries and pursuing claims against asbestos manufacturers and other responsible parties. If you or someone you love was exposed or diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important to begin an immediate investigation in your case to preserve evidence and provide the source of asbestos exposure.

We are dedicated to pursuing maximum compensation against asbestos manufacturers, negligent employers, and premises owners responsible for asbestos exposure. Contact us for an immediate consultation or case evaluation.


Larry Bullington, an insulator with Local 37 of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers, was a client diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. We videotaped Larry's trial testimony while he was still able to do so. Mesothelioma is a cancer that invades and encases the lung, making breathing very difficult even after only minimal exertion. You will hear Larry having breathing difficulties in this video as he performed basic insulator tasks. As part of Larry's testimony, he demonstrated how insulators cut pipecovering and mixed insulating cement. These processes that insulators performed many times each day generated clouds of dust that formerly contained untold billions of asbestos fibers. This video shows how insulators and other workers on job sites were exposed to large amounts of asbestos.

Does mesothelioma diagnosis mean that I was exposed to asbestos?

While asbestos is not the only cause of mesothelioma, it is the predominant cause of mesothelioma. If you believe that you or someone you love has contracted mesothelioma, our attorneys and investigators can begin an immediate investigation to identify and prove the source of asbestos exposure. If you already suffer from an asbestos related injury or illness, contact us to learn more about your potential exposures to asbestos.

How do I know if I was exposed to asbestos?

When someone discovers that they have mesothelioma or lung cancer it takes a detailed investigation to establish what caused the mesothelioma. Our firm offers the strategy and experience of four full-time investigators and several part time investigators dedicated solely to identifying the source of your exposure.

How do I know when and where the exposure took place?

For any victim of an asbestos related injury, including mesothelioma, our firm will begin an immediate investigation to determine when and where you were exposed. We create a detailed history of the victim and family members including work history, remodeling, automobile repairs, and hobbies that may have resulted in asbestos exposure. We create a history to document specific points in time and place that may have resulted in exposure.

How do I know who is at fault for my injury?

In creating the detailed history of potential points of exposure, we are able to narrow a potential list of defendants, including asbestos manufacturers, automobile companies, construction companies, power plants, oil refineries, and other industry leaders responsible for widespread asbestos exposure. While many defendants are bankrupt we also look for premises defendants, including companies that used asbestos based products in their buildings.

Contact the Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey, P.C., for a free initial consultation with an experienced asbestos manufacturer personal injury lawyer serving clients nationwide.

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