Mesothelioma is a rare kind of cancer which is caused by the development of cancerous cells in the linings of internal organs.
The main risk factor for mesothelioma is asbestos exposure.
Usually, there is a long gap between the time of exposure and the occurrence of the disease.
Due to the inhalation of asbestos particles, Pleura, the thin membrane covering the lungs, is more commonly affected.
Depending upon the location of tumor mesothelioma symptoms may be
- chest pain,
- shortness of breath,
- weight loss,
- pain or swelling in the abdomen,
- fever, etc.
Mesothelioma is fatal in most cases due to late diagnosis, but by treatment like surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy,
the victim’s life can be extended for a certain period of time.
Asbestos exposure is the only known reason for mesothelioma.
Hence, these cases are prone to get higher compensation than other types of cancer, like lung cancer or oesophageal cancer.
Even non-smokers with lung cancer have high chance of better compensation if they’ve been exposed to asbestos.
Compensations for claims are mostly made from bankruptcy trusts of asbestos companies.
To get compensation from a specific trust fund,
case building can be difficult even if you have ample evidence about asbestos exposure affecting you or your loved one and leading to mesothelioma.
The place, time and asbestos product that possibly affected the victim need to be proven satisfactorily by the asbestos claim lawyer.
It is advised to hire an experienced lawyer for such cases,
since the legal process for the compensation is quite tricky, thus demand serious legal attention and care.
You can claim for the monetary damages including medical expenses and loss of wages due to the illness.