Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that attacks the linings of the lung, chest wall, heart and stomach. It is so rare in fact, that only about 2500 new cases are diagnosed each year. It is widely accepted that exposure to asbestos is the primary cause of this disease. Mesothelioma is a very aggressive form of cancer that grows rapidly when untreated.
The Different Types of Mesothelioma
Although it is technically a single membrane, parts of the mesothelium have different names relative to the location of the organs it covers. The lining of the abdominal cavity is called the peritoneum; the lining covering the lungs and wall of the chest cavity is called the pleura; and the lining covering the heart is called the pericardium.
Mesothelioma cancers associated with the different linings of these areas are commonly called:
Symptoms Associated with Mesothelioma
Since pleural mesothelioma is by far the most common form of this disease, the primary symptoms include:
Medical Options and Treatment
Early diagnosis offers the best chance for treating and managing this rare aggressive form of cancer. Treatments of this disease varies depending on the type, its aggressiveness and its location, as well as the age and overall health of the patient. Generally, combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are considered in most cases..
Your Legal Rights and Options
Your health, treatment and quality of life are the primary concern when facing this diagnosis, however, I stand ready to help you navigate the legal process to protect your rights and prosecute your claims allowing you and your family to focus on your treatment and health care options. I will personally work with you and your family to plot a course that will maximize your ability to receive the compensation you deserve, while ensuring that your treatment continues without delay or interruption.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, do not delay in contacting me to discuss your rights, options and begin discussing the course of action that we will take to ensure you are fairly compensated for your injuries.