Mesothelioma, Asbestos Cancer, Asbestosis
Mesothelioma is an increasingly common type of lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. When inhaled, asbestos fibers become embedded in the pleura, or outer lining of the lungs, forming scars and lesions. These lesions and scars eventually develop into pleural mesothelioma, a deadly form of lung cancer for which there is no cure. Asbestos fibers also can settle in the abdominal region, which triggers the development of peritoneal mesothelioma, an equally dangerous form of lung cancer.
Like asbestosis, both pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma generally remain dormant for years after one is exposed to asbestos; some patients do not show symptoms for 40 years or more after exposure. For immediate help concerning mesothelioma, please click here for a Free Evaluation or call toll free at 1-800-369-5300.
These Symptons Of Pleural Mesothelioma Include:
*Shortness of breath/ wheezing
In most cases, mesothelioma is fatal, whether pleural or peritoneal. In fact, most patients die within just two years of their diagnosis. However, researchers are working hard to develop new treatments and, eventually, a cure for the disease. Click for Free Evaluation.
Available Mesothelioma Treatments
*Removal of fluid accumulation from the chest
Asbestos is a toxic, naturally occurring mineral. Until approximately 1980, when it was recognized as the cause of life-threatening asbestos exposure-related diseases (i.e. asbestosis, lung cancer, and pleural mesothelioma), asbestos was found in thousands of products. These included home and boat insulation, brake pads, and floor and ceiling tiles. Researchers now acknowledge that when asbestos fibers are inhaled, they become trapped in the lungs, causing scar tissue build-up and lesions. Such tissue build-up and lesions lead to difficult breathing, disease, and, too often, death.
In recent years, the number of cases of pleural mesothelioma and other asbestos exposure-related diseases has increased drastically. Most likely, this is due to the fact that many of these ailments do not surface for years, or even decades, after exposure. In turn, this puts thousands of construction workers, dry-wallers, shipbuilders, floor-cover installers, automobile repair workers, cementers, oil refinery workers, and other laborers who worked with asbestos between 1940 and 1980 at serious risk of pleural mesothelioma, asbestosis, or lung cancer in the near future.
If you have worked with asbestos, even for a short time, you may be at risk to develop asbestosis, lung cancer, or mesothelioma. Contact a mesothelioma or Massachusetts personal injury attorney who specializes in asbestos exposure-related diseases. Such experts can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
Despite early evidence of its dangers, many companies downplayed the risks of asbestos exposure by continuing to manufacture asbestos products and failing to provide employees with necessary protection. During the 1970s, the U.S. government took action by regulating and restricting the use of asbestos. However, for many, these efforts came too late. Thousands of former workers have since developed serious, life-threatening asbestos exposure-related diseases, including asbestosis, pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma, and lung cancer. But, there is hope even for these victims. At Iannella & Mummolo we have many qualified personal injury attorneys who are experienced in handling asbestosis, pleural mesothelioma, and asbestos exposure-related lung cancer cases.
Asbestosis , also known as pulmonary fibrosis and idiopathic interstitial pneumonitis, is a non-cancerous lung disease caused by asbestos exposure. The disease develops when asbestos fibers become lodged in the lungs, causing inflammation and triggering the development of scar tissue. The scar tissue stiffens the lungs, making it difficult for air to flow in and out and, ultimately, causing a serious cough and inhibiting breathing.
Asbestosis usually does not surface for at least ten years after asbestos exposure, and often it is misdiagnosed as lung cancer or other diseases. If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis, you may be at increased risk for other respiratory problems. We advise you to avoid further asbestos exposure and to stop smoking.
Furthermore, if you are a victim of asbestosis, you may be entitled to damages. Contact a Massachusetts personal injury attorney who specializes in asbestos exposure-related illnesses. Click for Free Evaluation or call toll free at 1-800-369-5300.
Experts agree that both smoking and asbestos exposure can increase your chances of developing lung cancer significantly. If you feel that you may be at risk, it is imperative that you first seek medical attention and then consult a personal injury attorney who specializes in handling pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer cases.
Do You Have A Case Involving Asbestos Exposure?
If you have developed asbestosis, mesothelioma, or asbestos exposure-related lung cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. Your rights depend upon how long ago you were exposed, where you were exposed, and the location of the company you believe to be responsible.
For more information, speak with a personal injury attorney who specializes in cases that involve asbestos, asbestosis, pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma, and asbestos exposure-related lung cancer. Click for Free Evaluation
If you have any questions regarding mesothlioma, lung cancer, asbestos, or any other form of Massachusetts personal injury, please feel free to fill out the Free Evaluation or call toll free at 1-800-369-5300
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