Mesothelioma Lawsuits

We have worked with many victims of mesothelioma from asbestos exposure and have seen unfortunate heartache felt by our clients.

While the idea of bringing a lawsuit can be daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Those responsible for exposing you or your loved ones to asbestos without adequately warning of the dangers should be held accountable. We’re here to work with you every step of the way to pursue compensation, which can help with medical costs as well as costs related to loss of work and productivity.

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What to know about Mesothelioma lawsuits

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the mesothelium, which is a thin lining found on several of the body’s cavities and internal organs. Mesothelioma may occur wherever this membrane is present, including:

  • the lining of the lungs
  • chest cavity
  • abdominal cavity
  • heart cavity
  • the outer surface of most internal organs

Mesothelioma is primarily associated with asbestos exposure as the irritation created by microscopic airborne asbestos particles can create the change in cells which causes mesothelioma.

It may take years or decades after initial exposure for mesothelioma to develop after asbestos particles are inhaled. There is no known threshold of asbestos exposure that is safe. Even brief exposure to asbestos has been found to cause mesothelioma or asbestos-related diseases.

Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Malignant mesothelioma can be difficult to diagnose early as the symptoms are often subtle. Common symptoms of mesothelioma include:

  • back pain
  • chest pain
  • cough
  • anemia
  • fever
  • hoarseness
  • shortness of breath
  • weight loss
  • enlarged abdomen
  • inflammation of the tissues lining the lungs
  • recurrent build-up of fluid in the lungs

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider having other family members examined for potential symptoms of asbestos-related diseases.

 

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Types of Mesothelioma Cancer

  • Pleural Mesothelioma
  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma
  • Pericardial Mesothelioma
  • Testicular Mesothelioma

MESOTHELIOMA CELLULAR STRUCTURE

There are three main types of mesothelioma cells, which are diagnosed based on the shape and composition of tumor cell samples. Treatment options for each type are similar, but some clinical trials and treatments target specific cells:

  • Epithelioid mesothelioma
  • Sarcomatoid mesothelioma
  • Biphasic (mixed) mesothelioma

 

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