Missouri is known as the Gateway to the West. The state’s economic stability is built on diverse industries including tourism, retail, and agriculture, but was largely built on manufacturing, particularly the manufacture of automobile parts. The state is also home to numerous chemical processing plants and a significant aerospace industry and is also known for the abundance of its various mineral deposits. All of these diverse economic drivers subjected Missouri’s workforce to significant exposure to asbestos, placing the state 20th in its ranking for mesothelioma and asbestosis deaths.
According to records collected between 1999 and 2013, there were 842 mesothelioma deaths among Missouri residents and an additional 108 deaths attributed to asbestosis. As chilling as these numbers are, the statistics are even worse when you consider the fact that much more likely died as a result of asbestos exposure without specifically having been identified as such. Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related deaths are generally caused by workplace exposure to the mineral, which was widely used in occupational settings as a result of asbestos’ characteristic strength and insulation capabilities.
Missouri is home to many automobile assembly plants where asbestos was used in a variety of automotive parts. It was a constant part of the infrastructure of the state’s chemical and manufacturing industries, and countless Missouri residents were exposed to the carcinogenic mineral in the state’s mines and mining industries. Residents of the state who need legal representation against the asbestos companies responsible for their exposure to the toxin responsible for their illness can rely on the Flint Law Firm for compassionate and competent legal assistance. The firm is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top asbestos law firms and is respected for both its successful results on behalf of its clients and the personalized approach and interest that its attorneys take in each of the asbestos victims that they represent.
Aaron K. Dickey
Aaron is a partner at Flint Law who has been providing stellar legal representation to mesothelioma victims for the last twenty years. His dedication to his clients has resulted in settlements and jury verdicts totaling hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation. This has provided a significant level of economic security and peace of mind for those whose lives have been inalterably affected by the negligence of the asbestos companies.
Aaron K. Dickey
222 E. Park Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Aaron is a resident of Missouri who graduated cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, then went on to get his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law. He holds bar admissions in the states of Illinois and Missouri, as well as the U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois and the U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Missouri.