Companies that have used asbestos in their products have known about the dangers for more than 60 years. Unfortunately, many companies have hidden the truth from the public and even from their own employees. If you, or a loved one, have been diagnosed with this cancer, you may be entitled to substantial financial damages. Our expert asbestos attorneys have over 30 years of combined experience of representing 1000s of asbestos-related Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer claimants in all 50 states. Even if you have been or are a current smoker. Even if you have been turned down before. Even if you have already had a prior asbestosis case, you could still receive representation.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The primary cause is inhaling or swallowing airborne asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral fiber. It forms on the protective lining of certain parts of the body, most commonly the lungs or abdomen. Symptoms, treatment and survival rates vary depending on the cancer’s location and other important factors. Learning key statistics about mesothelioma can help you better understand the disease and make more educated decisions about your health.
Shortness of Breath
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Loss of Appetite
Pressure on the Heart
Abdominal Swelling or Tenderness
Feeling of Fullness
Lumps Under Abdominal Skin
Lumps Under Skin of the Chest
Coughing up Blood
Pain & Fever
Reduced Chest Expansion
There are a variety of different issues that determine the prognosis for a patient. The main locations that mesothelioma is found in are the lungs (pleura) and the lining of the abdomen (peritoneal). Pleura is the most common and has the best chances of survival. Peritoneal mesothelioma is harder to treat. Less common types such as pericardial and testicular mesothelioma are very difficult to treat. A major factor in the prognosis for mesothelioma cancer is the stage of the disease. The sooner the disease is diagnosed and treated, the better. Metastases are when the mesothelioma begins to spread. The extent of it will determine what type of treatment is recommended as well as the prognosis.