Mesothelioma is a small group of aggressive, malignant cancers, which affects the mesothelium lining the organs of the body. The most common form of this type of cancer is pleural mesothelioma, which affects the chest and lungs. Being exposed to asbestos causes pleural mesothelioma.
Asbestos is a naturally-occurring, resilient mineral found all over the world. This mineral is very cheap and durable, with highly desirable characteristics including resistance to heat, flame, electricity, and chemicals. For several decades, asbestos products were used in homes and businesses across the U.S. resulting in the needless asbestos exposure of countless thousands to this carcinogenic substance. Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of mesothelioma. Contact us today at 1-800-706-5602 for more information on how we can help you.
If you’ve Been Diagnosed with Mesothelioma, You Were Exposed
Though the majority of those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma were exposed in a way that is easily traceable, in other cases there is more investigative work required.
You should also start learning about the disease itself. There are aspects to learn about this aggressive and deadly disease.
When people are exposed to asbestos through their workplace or daily activities at home, they ingest or inhale the tiny fibers, introducing them to their body. After initial exposure, it could be anywhere from 20 to 50 years before symptoms of mesothelioma develop.
Once the disease becomes active, it is usually very aggressive (fast-acting) and frequently metastasizes (spreads) throughout the body. The most common life expectancy for someone with pleural mesothelioma is approximately four to 18 months.
Who Gets Mesothelioma?
A large majority of mesothelioma patients are U.S. military veterans, who served their country between the 1930s and 1970s. Because all branches of the military used asbestos products in construction and daily operations, the chance for exposure to asbestos is inordinately high.
Other industry workers are also susceptible to mesothelioma, due to their consistent exposure to asbestos through valves, gaskets, asbestos-containing equipment and machinery, friction products, etc. Workers susceptible to mesothelioma include metal workers, chemical workers, construction laborers, first responders, and asbestos miners.
Our Lawyers Have Extensive Mesothelioma Experience
As with any devastating medical news, the first step is to learn about the disease itself. Immediately afterwards, it is vital to begin the process of finding a specialized mesothelioma lawyer, who knows all of the specific ins and outs of dealing with filing a mesothelioma case.
Because mesothelioma is such an aggressive (fast-acting) disease, you need a dedicated lawyer with experience handling mesothelioma cases. We have the passion, knowledge and resources you need.
Call our Mesothelioma Law Firm Today
For anyone who is facing a new mesothelioma diagnosis, time is of the essence. Hiring an attorney without knowledge and experience with mesothelioma cases, as well as all of the details required to file a successful legal action, is something you do not have time for.
Many states have strict guidelines, regarding time for filing a legal action, what the paperwork must include, and the choices for proceeding with the case. Don’t delay this crucial decision; meet with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer from our firm today.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you need powerful advocates on your side who understand the ins and outs of this rare and serious condition, as well as the right way to pursue a mesothelioma lawsuit. The attorneys at our law firm have spent years representing mesothelioma clients, and we are here to help.
We understand the unique emotional, financial and legal needs that a mesothelioma diagnosis brings. We will work with your schedule and do everything we can to make sure that your special needs and requirements are met at every step along the way. Our entire staff is here to answer your questions and to help you and your family. Act now by calling us at 1-800-706-5602.