Mesothelioma is a malignant form of cancer, most often contracted through exposure to asbestos. Asbestos has been used in thousands of products in the United States, for several decades. Although the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) finally placed strict regulations on the exposure of asbestos in the workplace in 1983, the damage had already been done for those who were exposed before that.
If you are one of the millions who were unknowingly put at risk, we can help. Call the compassionate attorneys at our law firm and let us explain what your options are.
As a rare form of malignant cancer, mesothelioma is aggressive and deadly. This disease forms in the tissue surrounding the organs, throughout the body. There are different forms of mesothelioma, which are referred to according to where they are located: pleural (chest lining), pericardial (around the heart), peritoneal (abdominal), and testicular.
These forms of mesothelioma consist of two different cell-types: either sarcomatoid or epithelial. The more prominent cell-type is epithelial, in more than 85% of cases. Out of the different forms, pleural mesothelioma is the most common, after exposure to asbestos (usually in the workplace).
Mesothelioma is Expensive to Treat
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, one of your top concerns will be how to pay for your skyrocketing medical bills. The lawyers at Simon, Greenstone, Panatier and Bartlett have been helping mesothelioma victims win millions of dollars in damages from the asbestos companies, and we can help you too. Call us today and we’ll explain how.
Dangers Of Asbestos
Asbestos is a fibrous natural mineral, which is very abundant and cheap to use in manufacturing, insulation, and construction materials. Because of this, and the fact that asbestos is known to be fire-resistant and heat-resistant, it could be found in a wide variety of occupations and materials. Between 1940 and 1970, many people were exposed to asbestos at work and at home. There are many occupations more at risk for asbestos exposure than others.
Up until the 1970s, all branches of the military used asbestos in numerous ways, including vehicles, weapons, and naval ships. There were also industrial workers, firefighters, blacksmiths, and carpenters exposed in non-military jobs.
Anyone who has been exposed to even the smallest amounts of asbestos can be at risk for mesothelioma. A frightening aspect of asbestos exposure is that, even the most miniscule exposure can lead to a diagnosis of mesothelioma up to 50 years after. In fact, many men exposed to asbestos between 1940 and 1970 are believed to have numerous forms of cancer, with no knowledge of how they got it.
Our Lawyers Can Help
Many people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma think that they won’t be able to file a lawsuit because they aren’t sure where their asbestos exposure came from, but there is no need for concern. The lawyers at our firm have the resources and knowledge to trace your exposure and hold the guilty parties responsible. Call us today and we’ll explain the process.
Experienced Lawyers For Mesothelioma Cases
When you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, the first thing you may be faced with is the emotional aspect of such a shocking change in your life. But, after the initial shock wears off, you may find yourself with an array of important decisions to make: how to supplement lost wages, how to pay for life-extending medical treatment, and what you can do to prepare your loved ones for the future.
Speaking with a qualified mesothelioma lawyer who has experience handling complex mesothelioma cases may be the key to making some tough decisions, and developing a plan to make the important decisions you are faced with. Call our lawyers today – we have been helping mesothelioma victims for years, filing claims that have won them millions to help pay for medical expenses and restore their piece of mind.