Contact a Lawyer about a Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer found in the lining of the chest and lung. It is a very serious disease, and by the time a diagnosis of mesothelioma is made, it is often at a very advanced stage.
Mesothelioma cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos and breathing asbestos fibers. Although manufacturers and sellers of products containing asbestos knew about the risk of mesothelioma and other asbestos injuries, they failed to provide adequate warnings.
Financial compensation may be available through a mesothelioma lawsuit for individuals diagnosed with this condition and for their family. All cases are reviewed on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no fees or expenses unless compensation is obtained. Request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
There are three different types of mesothelioma:
- Pleural Mesothelioma
- Peritoneal Mesothelioma
- Pericardial Mesothelioma
Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form, accounting for about 75% of all cases. It is a form of cancer that attacks the lung cavity, known as the pleural sac. The fluid in the sac thickens and tumors can form which inhibits the ability to breathe.
Peritoneal mesothelioma attacks cells around the gastrointestinal tract that provide fluids that allow the stomach and intestines to move, which is necessary for proper digestion. Tumors can develop which eventually prevent proper digestion and cause pain and pressure on other organs.
Pericardial mesothelioma impacts the sac surrounding the heart. It destroys the tissues around the heart causing coughing, shortness of breath and chest pains. It is the rarest form of mesothelioma, present in only about 5% of all cases.
All forms of mesothelioma are usually caused by either direct exposure to asbestos, usually through working with materials that contained asbestos. However, a growing body of mesothelioma litigation is based on claims of second-hand asbestos exposure, where spouses and children were exposed to asbestos fibers brought home on the clothing of workers and inhaled.
The mesothelioma lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential cases nationwide for people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. If you, a friend or family member has been diagnosed, request a free consultation and mesothelioma case evaluation to review what benefits your family may be entitled. There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.
Saiontz & Kirk, P.A.has over thirty years of experience obtaining substantial financial settlements and verdicts for our clients who have been injured. Our mesothelioma attorneys have investigated claims and represented clients diagnosed with injuries from exposure to asbestos. We work with the top asbestos experts and mesothelioma lawyers in pursuing cases throughout the United States.