Chicago Mesothelioma Lawyer

For over 45 years, Sokolove Law has successfully helped thousands of mesothelioma patients and their loved ones seek justice from the companies responsible for their illness. We’ve secured over $5 Billion for families nationwide.

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact our Chicago mesothelioma lawyers now. You may be eligible for compensation.

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Why Choose Sokolove Law as Your Chicago Mesothelioma Law Firm?

At Sokolove Law, our mesothelioma law firm has the resources and experience necessary to fight hard for the results your family deserves.

Many companies knew asbestos could cause cancer — but they used it anyway. We can help you hold these companies accountable for their negligence.

Why choose our Chicago mesothelioma law firm?

  • Over $1 Million average mesothelioma settlement
  • Start receiving compensation in as few as 90 days 
  • No hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs
  • Over 45 years of experience handling asbestos lawsuits
  • More than $5 Billion in results across all 50 states
  • We'll determine how you were exposed to asbestos

Our firm also has nurses and medical personnel on staff to help you understand your diagnosis, treatment plans, and legal options.

Call (800) 647-3434 now to see if our Chicago asbestos attorneys can fight for you. There's no cost to contact us.

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Since 1979, our mesothelioma lawyers have successfully helped thousands of asbestos exposure victims and their families. Let us get you the money you deserve.

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Who Can Chicago Asbestos Lawyers Help?

Our Chicago asbestos lawyers can help mesothelioma patients and their loved ones can take legal action against asbestos-related companies for the harm they caused.

We may be able to help you pursue compensation if you:

  • Were diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or another asbestos-related disease
  • Are the spouse or dependent of the mesothelioma patient
  • Represent the estate of the mesothelioma victim

Even if your loved one has already passed away, we may still be able to help you file asbestos claims after their death.

Compensation from a mesothelioma claim can help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and more. See if our Chicago asbestos lawyers can fight for justice and compensation on your behalf.

Call (800) 647-3434 now to find out if our asbestos attorneys in Chicago can help your family.

How a Chicago Mesothelioma Attorney Can Support You

At Sokolove Law, our Chicago mesothelioma lawyers can handle every step of the legal process for you — from finding the evidence in your case to filing the lawsuit on your behalf.

This way, you can focus on what matters most: your health and your loved ones.

We'll pursue compensation from every option available to you, which may include:

Laws called the statute of limitations limit how long you have to file a mesothelioma claim — if the deadline passes, you won’t have the opportunity to file a claim again. We'll make sure all of your paperwork is filed correctly and on time.

Working with a mesothelioma lawyer in Chicago can also help maximize your compensation. We have a track record of success against companies that knew the risks of asbestos exposure but kept this information hidden to protect their profits.

“Hiring Sokolove Law was the smartest thing we ever did. Filing the lawsuit was easy because the firm made it easy. We didn’t have to do anything.”
– John, Mesothelioma Survivor & Firm Client

Our Past Chicago Mesothelioma Settlements

We’ve recovered over $5 Billion for mesothelioma clients across the country, including in Illinois. Our Chicago mesothelioma attorneys will work hard to make sure you get the money you deserve.

Some of our past mesothelioma settlements and verdicts in Illinois include:

  • $4.95 Million for a Pontiac truck driver with mesothelioma
  • $2.9 Million to a forklift operator in Chicago with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $4.14 Million for a U.S. Army veteran and sheet metal worker in Mount Vernon
  • $3.9 Million to a Wilmington heavy equipment operator
  • $4 Million for an auto mechanic and union laborer in Zion
  • $3.13 Million to a machine operator and maintenance worker
  • $3.6 Million for a Mattoon factory worker with pleural mesothelioma
  • $3.08 Million to a tool & die maker in Maple Park
  • $3.7 Million for a Gurnee assembly line worker
  • $4.39 Million to a Charleston machine operator

Mesothelioma settlement amounts will vary for each case, and there’s never a guarantee of success.

At Sokolove Law, our Chicago asbestos exposure lawyers can fight for the most compensation possible on your behalf.

How Long Does It Take to Get an Asbestos Payout?

At Sokolove Law, we know how important it is for mesothelioma patients and their families to get money fast. Our asbestos attorneys in Chicago strive to secure financial support for victims as soon as possible.

Many of our clients start receiving mesothelioma compensation in as few as 90 days, with additional checks coming in for months after that.

While the payout timeline for mesothelioma will vary for each case, our track record of success often makes companies choose to settle instead of risking a battle in court.

"Our clients could receive compensation in as few as 6 weeks. The more likelihood is, it would be 2 or 3 months, and then you'll probably continue receiving compensation for another year."
– Ricky LeBlanc, Managing Attorney at Sokolove Law

Known Asbestos Sites in Chicago

There are over 5,500 known asbestos sites throughout Illinois, with more than 1,000 located in the city of Chicago.

Known asbestos sites in Chicago include:

  • Acme Steel
  • Allied Chemical Corporation
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Chicago State Hospital
  • Diamond Match Company
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Mills
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • Illinois Brick Company
  • Illinois Steel Company
  • Kraft Foods Company
  • National Tea Company
  • O’Hare International Airport
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Republic Steel Corporation
  • Sherwin Williams Company
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Texaco Incorporated

These are just a few of the workplaces throughout Chicago where asbestos has been found.

Please note: Some of these sites previously contained asbestos and may have since removed it from their buildings.

Our asbestos attorneys in Chicago can help you determine if you may have been at risk of asbestos exposure at any of these sites.

At-Risk Chicago Asbestos Jobs

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most asbestos exposures happen in the workplace. Certain job sites and occupations may have exposed employees to asbestos through different products, materials, and locations.

Some of the occupations most at risk of asbestos exposure include:

  • Auto or aircraft mechanics
  • Boilermakers
  • Cabinet makers
  • Carpenters
  • Construction workers
  • Custodial and maintenance workers
  • Drywall installers
  • Electricians
  • Factory workers
  • Firefighters
  • Insulators
  • Miners
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Shipyard workers
  • U.S. military service members

Unfortunately, family members of those working high-risk jobs may have also been exposed to asbestos through secondhand exposure.

Anyone who worked around asbestos could unknowingly bring the fibers home on their clothing or hair, putting the whole household at risk.

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Exposure in Chicago, IL

Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, they can become lodged in the linings of organs and irritate healthy tissue.

It can take 20-50 years for symptoms of mesothelioma to appear after exposure to asbestos. Since mesothelioma often presents similarly to common illnesses, it’s often not diagnosed until it has reached an advanced stage.

Early symptoms of mesothelioma can include:

  • Abdominal or chest pain
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss

Tell your doctor immediately if you begin experiencing any of these symptoms and have a history of asbestos exposure.

We have registered nurses on staff who can work with our Chicago asbestos lawyers to help you further understand your diagnosis.

Get a free case review now by calling (800) 647-3434. Our team is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.

Get Help from Our Chicago Mesothelioma Lawyers

At Sokolove Law, our Chicago mesothelioma lawyers can help people from all walks of life access the justice and compensation they deserve.

There are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our asbestos attorneys in Chicago — we only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

Our team has secured more than $5 Billion for mesothelioma patients and their families, including those in Chicago.

Call (800) 647-3434 now or fill out our contact form to see if our Chicago mesothelioma lawyers can fight for you.

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Chicago Mesothelioma Legal Question FAQs

How do I file a mesothelioma claim?

Our asbestos attorneys in Chicago can handle every step of filing a claim on your behalf, so you can focus on spending time with your loved ones.

Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit has several essential steps: 

  1. Call (800) 647-3434 or fill out our contact form for a free case review.
  2. If you have a case, we’ll work with you to gather evidence about your asbestos exposure history and medical records.
  3. We’ll file your Chicago mesothelioma claim within any legal deadlines.
  4. We’ll negotiate a mesothelioma settlement on your behalf — over 99% of our mesothelioma claims result in settlements before ever reaching the inside of a courtroom.
  5. If a settlement cannot be reached, we will fight for you in court.

We’re committed to making the legal process as easy and stress-free as possible. Let us fight for the justice you deserve.

What is the average settlement amount for mesothelioma?

On average, mesothelioma settlements range between $1 Million and $1.4 Million. If the case goes to trial, mesothelioma verdicts can fall between $5 Million and $11.4 Million.

It is important to note that mesothelioma case values may vary based on several factors, like what product(s) you were exposed to and the severity of your illness.

Get a free case review now to see if our Chicago asbestos exposure lawyers can pursue the maximum compensation possible in your case.

How much do asbestos attorneys in Chicago charge?

At Sokolove Law, there are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our asbestos attorneys in Chicago.

We only get paid if we successfully secure compensation for you, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

How long do I have to contact a Chicago mesothelioma lawyer?

You only have 2 years to contact a Chicago mesothelioma lawyer after your diagnosis or the death of a loved one due to a state law called the statute of limitations.

Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to take legal action for your injuries ever again.

Call (800) 647-3434 as soon as possible — before it’s too late.

Can family members file an asbestos claim for their loved one?

Yes. Family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of loved ones who have passed away from mesothelioma.

These claims can be filed by the spouse, children, sibling, or estate representative of the deceased.

Will my Chicago asbestos case be handled as a class action?

Our Chicago asbestos lawyers only handle mesothelioma claims on an individual basis, not as an asbestos class action lawsuit.

This way, we can ensure your case gets the personal attention it deserves, allowing us to fight for the maximum compensation possible on your behalf.

Sokolove Law Affiliations & Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Illinois State Bar Association


  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report - 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell - 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB) - A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Local Areas We Serve

Our Illinois mesothelioma lawyers can help patients and families across the state, including in:

  • Arlington Heights
  • Aurora
  • Bartlett
  • Belleville
  • Berwyn
  • Bloomington
  • Bolingbrook
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Carol Stream
  • Carpentersville
  • Champaign
  • Chicago
  • Cicero
  • Crystal Lake
  • DeKalb
  • Decatur
  • Des Plaines
  • Downers Grove
  • Elgin
  • Elmhurst
  • Evanston
  • Glenview
  • Hanover Park
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Joliet
  • Lombard
  • Moline
  • Mount Prospect
  • Naperville
  • Normal
  • Oak Lawn
  • Oak Park
  • Orland Park
  • Palatine
  • Park Ridge
  • Peoria
  • Plainfield
  • Quincy
  • Rock Island
  • Rockford
  • Romeoville
  • Schaumburg
  • Skokie
  • Springfield
  • Streamwood
  • Tinley Park
  • Urbana
  • Waukegan
  • Wheaton
  • Wheeling
  • And more

Chicago Neighborhoods We Serve

  • Albany Park
  • Ashburn
  • Auburn Gresham
  • Austin
  • Avondale
  • Belmont Cragin
  • Bridgeport
  • Brighton Park
  • Chatham
  • Chicago Lawn
  • Dunning
  • Edgewater
  • Gage Park
  • Garfield Ridge
  • Grand Boulevard
  • Greater Grand Crossing
  • Humboldt Park
  • Hyde Park
  • Irving Park
  • Jefferson Park
  • Lakeview
  • Lincoln Park
  • Lincoln Square
  • Logan Square
  • Lower West Side
  • Near North Side
  • Near South Side
  • Near West Side
  • New City
  • North Center
  • North Lawndale
  • Norwood Park
  • Portage Park
  • Rogers Park
  • Roseland
  • South Chicago
  • South Lawndale
  • South Shore
  • Uptown
  • Washington Heights
  • West Englewood
  • West Lawn
  • West Pullman
  • West Ridge
  • West Town

Chicago Zip Codes We Serve

  • 60608
  • 60609
  • 60613
  • 60614
  • 60616
  • 60617
  • 60618
  • 60619
  • 60620
  • 60622
  • 60623
  • 60625
  • 60626
  • 60628
  • 60629
  • 60630
  • 60632
  • 60634
  • 60637
  • 60638
  • 60639
  • 60640
  • 60641
  • 60643
  • 60644
  • 60645
  • 60647
  • 60649
  • 60651
  • 60657
  • 60804

Call (800) 647-3434 now to see if your family can pursue compensation from a mesothelioma lawsuit.

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