Mesothelioma Attorneys in Minnesota
At Sieben Polk P.A., we have been representing mesothelioma victims and their families since 1979. We tried the first asbestos case in Minnesota in 1981. Since that time, we have tried more asbestos cases in Minnesota than all other law firms combined. Those trials have resulted in the largest Minnesota asbestos verdicts.
Sieben Polk P.A. is the only firm in Minnesota handling asbestos injury cases. Our experience and the evidence we have gathered on asbestos injury sites in Minnesota are unparalleled. Our focus is to make sure our clients have their day in court. We deliver first-tier legal services to residents of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Iowa and beyond. To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss your case, call us now at 651-377-4740.
TV Advertisers Frequently Refer Minnesota Clients To Us
Local mesothelioma victims that contact television advertisers routinely end up hiring Sieben Polk P.A.. Our attorneys offer what every client needs: specialized knowledge of the companies in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest that are responsible for exposing people to asbestos and an in-depth, working knowledge of the legal system in these jurisdictions.
Using the evidence gathered over the past 40 years litigating asbestos cases, we have created a record of the companies responsible for manufacturing, supplying and installing the asbestos-containing products to schools, industries and business throughout Minnesota. This information is critical to resolving your case in an expedited, efficient and successful manner.
Experienced Mesothelioma Attorneys in Minnesota
We offer clients legal representation with respect to a wide variety of matters related to asbestos, including:
- Mesothelioma — Learn about mesothelioma and how it works and where it is found.
- Lung cancer and asbestos exposure — Learn about how asbestos-related lung cancer develops and our experience with these cases.
- Asbestosis — Learn about asbestosis and how we handle these types of claims
- Lost loved ones — Spouses and children who have lost a loved one as a result of mesothelioma, asbestosis or other asbestos exposure-related diseases may pursue recovery on behalf of the deceased.
- Asbestos-related pleural disease — Learn what is pleural disease and how we handle these types of claims.
- Occupational asbestos exposure — Learn about secondhand exposure to asbestos.
Making Sure You Get Your Day In Court
For individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma, every day is precious. At Sieben Polk P.A., we work to make sure you get your day in court.
Although Minnesota has a special court to hear asbestos cases, it is not uncommon for the defense to try and delay your case. The defense will attempt to delay your case in the hopes that you pass away before trial. They employ this tactic to eliminate the right to recover damages for pain and suffering and emotional distress, which cannot be collected after the affected person passes away.
Our decades of experience allow us to fight for our clients’ rights against companies and insurers seeking to limit or deny the day-to-day suffering that our clients face.
Our experience litigating asbestos matters mean we already understand the unique procedural timetables and laws that govern these cases. Clients who retain our firm save time because we have the evidence necessary to file your case quickly. We have the most extensive and up-to-date list of asbestos exposure sites in Minnesota.
Time Is Of The Essence. Contact Sieben Polk P.A. As Soon As Possible.
These cases are time-sensitive. Mesothelioma progresses quickly, and even with a special court to fast track cases, it can still take several months to get to trial. For that reason, we encourage you to reach out to us as soon as possible. Let us help you start now to preserve and investigate the facts that will disappear with time.
Our experienced team regularly addresses the legal needs of clients and their loved ones suffering from mesothelioma. In doing so, we understand the sensitive family dynamics involved and always place our advice and counsel within the larger context of compassion for our clients while aggressively fighting to protect their rights.
Our lawyers of Sieben Polk P.A. are here to help you and your family get the results you need. To schedule a free consultation, please call our firm at 651-377-4740. Our firm can also be reached online. All communications remain confidential.
Sieben Polk P.A. is the only mesothelioma law firm in Minnesota litigating on behalf of mesothelioma victims. Our representation of Minnesota and greater Midwest clients has resulted in thousands of successful cases. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important that you contact a Minnesota mesothelioma lawyer promptly to ensure your rights are protected.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body’s internal organs, including the lungs and heart. Mesotheliomas are uncommon tumors, accounting for fewer than 1 percent of cancer deaths worldwide. 1 About 2,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States each year. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. Its rarity combined with its strong association with asbestos exposure makes it a signal malignancy, that is, an epidemiologic marker for exposure to asbestos.
The mesothelium has different names, depending on its location in the body. The pleura is the membrane that surrounds the lungs and lines the wall of the chest cavity. A mesothelioma tumor that develops in this area is known as “pleural mesothelioma.” The pericardium covers and protects the heart. A mesothelioma tumor in the pericardium is known as “pericardial mesothelioma.” The peritoneum is the mesothelial tissue that covers most of the organs in the abdominal cavity, and a tumor in this lining is known as “peritoneal mesothelioma.”
Learn How Sieben Polk P.A. Can Help You
For the past 30 years, the Minnesota mesothelioma lawyers of Sieben Polk P.A. have been representing Minnesota mesothelioma victims. Sieben Polk P.A. is the only Minnesota law firm providing this representation, and takes great pride in helping families throughout the state. For information regarding risk factors, symptoms, medical information and resources related to mesothelioma, click on the links above. In the event you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this disease, contact the Sieben Polk P.A. mesothelioma lawyers at 651-377-4740 locally or submit your information to the right for a no-cost case evaluation.
Most Common Symptoms and Causes of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that affects the tissue surrounding a person’s internal organs. Most often, the tissue that is affected surrounds the lungs, but the cancer can also occur in the tissue surrounding the stomach, heart and other internal organs.
Over 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. Many of these people developed the cancer from asbestos exposure that occurred decades before they started experiencing symptoms.
Symptoms of mesothelioma
There are several symptoms associated with mesothelioma. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Extreme fatigue and fever
- Sudden weight loss and loss of appetite
- Lumps on your chest or abdomen
- Abdominal pain or swelling
Because these symptoms mimic the flu or other common illnesses, many people can mistake the signs of mesothelioma for something else. People who are experiencing several of these symptoms should consult with a doctor before it is too late.
Causes of mesothelioma
Doctors believe the primary cause of mesothelioma is exposure to the mineral, asbestos. Because of its heat resistance and durability, asbestos has been used to make a variety of products people use every day. When used in production, asbestos can create dust particles. Doctors believe when asbestos dust is breathed into the lungs or swallowed into the abdomen, mesothelioma can develop.
According to Mayo Clinic, people working in manufacturing plants that produce motor vehicle and construction parts are at a high risk of asbestos exposure. Some of the products that often contain asbestos include brakes, insulation, cement, drywall, flooring, roofing, paints, sealants and plastics.
If you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos or is showing symptoms of mesothelioma, seek medical attention immediately. You may also be able to bring a mesothelioma claim to receive compensation for your medical expenses.
1. Roggli, Pathology of Asbestos-Associated Diseases, 2nd Edition.