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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 3,000 U.S. patients die from mesothelioma each year, many of which likely contracted the disease through asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is rare, though aggressive cancer that usually affects the lungs, abdominal area, or heart. People who work in labor-intensive fields, usually around toxic minerals or debris, are most susceptible to asbestos exposure, which causes the development of this dangerous cancer.

If you or someone you love developed mesothelioma because of asbestos exposure, you may have a legal right to compensation. Mesothelioma is life-threatening and causes an untold amount of stress and emotional pain, not to mention the medical expenses. The companies that knowingly expose workers to asbestos or create unsafe products containing asbestos should be held responsible for any damage their unjust decisions cause.

Call our firm at (888) 811-9747 to discuss your case with our lawyers.

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. It usually forms in the lungs or abdomen and can remain dormant for years or even decades before showing symptoms or growth. Most cases of mesothelioma, nearly 75%, appear in men, especially those over the age of 70. The symptoms of the disease may vary depending on what part of the body is affected and what stage of development the cancer has reached. While there are many treatment options, mesothelioma, like other forms of cancer, has no cure.

Common symptoms may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Abnormal fatigue
  • Chronic coughing
  • Weight loss
  • Bowel obstruction

Risk of Exposure

Individuals who work in factories or other industrial occupations face a higher risk of asbestos exposure, and may be exposed on a daily basis for years on end. When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they can reside in the lungs, causing mesothelioma to develop in the lining.

The following work areas or professions are more prone to the development of mesothelioma:

  • Shipyard workers
  • Construction workers
  • Firefighters
  • Military, especially the Navy
  • Auto shop mechanics
  • Power plant workers
  • Metal workers and welders

Diagnosed with Mesothelioma? We Can Help!

If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, we encourage you to take immediate action to protect your rights and your future. Mesothelioma is an aggressive, deadly disease, and if you were exposed through work or because of a contaminated product, our firm wants to help you obtain maximum compensation. Treatments for mesothelioma cancers can be extremely costly and your diagnosis will impact your ability to work and earn wages to support your family. Also, the pain of the disease and the emotional toll on you and your family is extreme.

Our personal injury lawyers can work to obtain maximum compensation to cover these costs due to your wrongful exposure, as well as any future costs. If you lost a loved one due to mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure, we can help you fight for compensation to pay for medical costs, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering.

Contact Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP for help with your mesothelioma case.

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