Being detected with mesothelioma can be devastating for you as well as your loved ones. It leads to mental agony, pain and suffering, and also involves important financial aspects like loss of wages and exorbitant medical bills. Taking the help of experienced mesothelioma lawyers can be beneficial for you.
In the U.S, asbestos exposure has occurred with millions of people. Considered as the main risk factor for mesothelioma, people with asbestos exposure at the workplace are more prone to this disease. Along with them, their families that come in contact with them too have a chance of being affected with mesothelioma.
Exposure to high levels of asbestos, exposure at a young age or exposure for a long period of time can be responsible for mesothelioma. Inhalation or swallowing of asbestos dust particles can lead to their settling in the lungs or other organs of the body. Mesothelioma affects more men than women. It is mostly detected in men beyond 40 years of age.
Pleural mesothelioma is caused by development of cancerous cells in pleura, the thin membrane covering the lungs with symptoms like pain in the chest or shortness of breath. Peritoneal mesothelioma is caused by development of cancerous cells in the peritoneum, the thin membrane covering the organs in the abdomen, with symptoms like weight loss, swelling in the abdomen, etc. However, sometimes there may be no symptoms at all.
Mesothelioma is mostly fatal, but the treatment can help victims live for 2 to 5 years more after diagnosis, depending upon its stage. Surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy can help in extending the victim’s life.
Mesothelioma lawyers provide the victims with the best legal help in getting the deserved compensation while maintaining their dignity. They are compassionate towards the victims and their families.