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CASE ALERT: Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Our team of attorneys is currently investigating claims that exposure to asbestos may be associated with an increased risk of mesothelioma.

What We Know About Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is an aggressive and often deadly cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue covering the internal organs (mesothelium). Unfortunately, for many people mesothelioma is not curable and is consequently fatal. Mesothelioma can occur in multiple body parts:

  • Tissue surrounding the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) – most common
  • Tissue surrounding the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma)
  • Tissue surrounding the heart (pericardial mesothelioma) – rare
  • Tissue surrounding the testicles (tunica vaginalis mesothelioma) – rare

Mesothelioma symptoms vary depending on where the cancer occurs. Pleural mesothelioma symptoms include:

  • Chest pain
  • Painful coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unusual lumps under the skin on the chest
  • Unexplained weight loss

Peritoneal mesothelioma symptoms include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Nausea
  • Unexplained weight loss

Mesothelioma is Linked to Asbestos Exposure

Most mesotheliomas are thought to be related to asbestos exposure. Indeed, 8 out of 10 people with mesothelioma have been exposed to asbestos. Asbestos is a mineral found in nature. Asbestos is resistant to heat, so it was often used in insulation, brakes, shingles, and flooring.

Inhaling asbestos fibers may cause pleural mesothelioma. Swallowing asbestos fibers may cause peritoneal mesothelioma. It can take 20 to 60 years for mesothelioma to develop after asbestos exposure. The risk of developing mesothelioma does not go down over time, even once the exposure to asbestos stops.

Professions where workers may be exposed to asbestos include the following:

  • Asbestos miners
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Pipefitters
  • Insulators
  • Shipyard workers
  • Demolition workers
  • Brake mechanics
  • Military personnel
  • Home remodelers

Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, and Lung Cancer

Asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer are all different conditions.

Asbestosis and mesothelioma are both likely caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers. The difference is that asbestosis is a non-cancerous lung disease; while mesothelioma is a cancer of the inner lining of several potential body parts (e.g., lungs, abdomen, etc.).

Asbestosis and lung cancer are both lung diseases. The difference is that asbestosis is caused by a buildup of airborne fibers getting trapped in the lungs, irritating and scarring the lung tissue; while lung cancer is a disease in which lung cells grow out of control.

Recoverable Compensation in a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma, then you may be eligible to participate in a lawsuit against manufacturers and sellers of products containing asbestos. If you hire ASK LLP, we will seek the following damages for you:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Past and future wage loss
  • Past and future loss of earning capacity
  • Past and future loss of enjoyment of life
  • Punitive damages, if justified

CALL TODAY! If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you might be entitled to compensation. Call ASK LLP at (877) RING ASK (877-746-4275) for a free case evaluation.

Why You Should Choose ASK LLP

When you get diagnosed with mesothelioma, you might not know what to do. After all, you might not have worked around asbestos for decades and might not even know who to hold accountable. We are here to help. Our experienced legal team has a strong track record of fighting—and winning—against large manufacturers. We have already successfully represented more than 15,000 clients. If you hire us, know that we will fight tirelessly to get you the best possible result.

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