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If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please contact us today. We undertake our representation on a "contingency fee" basis. That means we don't get paid unless you or your family receives compensation from your mesothelioma lawsuit.
Mesothelioma (or, more precisely, malignant mesothelioma) is a rare form of cancer that develops from cells of the mesothelium, the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body.
Mesothelioma is most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos.
The most common anatomical site for mesothelioma is the pleura (the outer lining of the lungs and internal chest wall), but it can also arise in other areas, such as, for example, the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity), the pericardium (the sac that surrounds the heart), or the tunica vaginalis (a sac that surrounds the testis).
Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked in jobs such as miners, construction workers, boiler installation or maintenance employees, served in the Navy or were employed as repair workers. These individual inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers, or were exposed to airborne asbestos dust in other ways, however, this disease is not limited to these types of workers. Generally, these people have not worn protective clothing or had a safe protected environment to work in and were exposed and inhaled these fibers that became lodged in the body and were unable to be removed due to the particular shape of the fibers.
Laundering or otherwise washing clothes of an exposed family member who worked with asbestos also creates a possible risk for contamination and developing mesothelioma.
Signs and symptoms of mesothelioma may include, for example, shortness of breath due to pleural effusion (fluid between the lung and the chest wall), chest wall pain and other abnormal signs such as unexplained weight loss. The diagnosis may be suspected based on chest X-ray and CT scan findings, but must be confirmed either by examining serous effusion cytology or with a biopsy (removing a sample of the suspicious tissue). If you have received a diagnosis and wish to speak to obtain a personal no charge consultation, please call 857-222-1714 immediately.