Malignant mesothelioma is a fatal disease caused by exposure to asbestos, and is a rare form of cancer that affects the mesothelial cells around the heart, lungs, or abdominal organs. The most common type of mesothelioma is pleural mesothelioma which affects the pleura, a thin membrane between the lungs and the chest cavity. Sufferers of pleural mesothelioma can experience a range of seemingly innocent symptoms, such as:
Types of Malignant Mesothelioma
The forms of malignant mesothelioma include the following:
- Peritoneal mesothelioma:
This form of cancer affects the peritoneum membrane of the abdomen. These tumors can also be found in the stomach and abdominal organs
- Pericardial mesothelioma:
This form of cancer affects the tissue and cavity surrounding the heart
- Pleural mesothelioma:
This form of cancer attacks the lungs and respiratory area. It attacks the cells and the lining—called the pleura—of the lungs and ribs
Latency period is very long
One aspect of mesothelioma is that it does not manifest itself for years following the exposure to asbestos. Cases can commonly be diagnosed 35, 40, or even 50 years after exposure to asbestos. This long latency period makes it difficult to diagnose and difficult to treat—the disease has often spread too far to be treated effectively once it is detected. The average survival time after detection is one to two years.
Our firm can help
Greg Jones Law has the skills necessary to try cases involving malignant mesothelioma nationwide. We know how to effectively present your case so that you receive the maximum amount of fair compensation for your injuries.
As part of your malignant mesothelioma lawsuit, we seek compensation for the injuries and damages you have suffered, including the following:
- Lost income and future lost income
- Current and future medical expenses
- Compensation for pain and suffering
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If you have been officially diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos-related cancer, we will evaluate your case at no cost or obligation.
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