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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
- Shipyard workers
- Construction workers
- 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
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.