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The injury attorneys at Rosengard Law Group have represented many mesothelioma victims.
We’ve fought on their behalf as well as on behalf of their families to recover compensation from those responsible for exposing them to asbestos. We’ll fight to get you the compensation you need to pay for medical care and other needs.
How Asbestos Exposure Affects Your Health
Asbestos is a mineral known for its fibrous structure. When it is broken down into smaller pieces, the fibers can become airborne. These fibers can be inhaled. When they make their way to the lungs, they get stuck. These fibers cannot be expelled from the lungs.
Those who work in areas with products containing asbestos, as well as those who handle materials with asbestos, are at high risk of breathing in asbestos fibers.
People can also be exposed to asbestos as a result of their spouses working in areas that contain asbestos.
Asbestos is a widely known human carcinogen. The fibers that are inhaled can develop in cancerous tumors. The tumors often develop in the mesothelium. This is the thin layer of tissue that covers the organs within your body. This form of cancer is referred to as mesothelioma. It can develop within 30 to 40 years of exposure to asbestos.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is one of the most difficult forms of cancer to diagnose. This is because it has a long latency period. Some people start to develop symptoms as late as 50 years after being exposed to asbestos.
Some of the symptoms of the condition include:
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
- Chest pain
- Persistent coughing
- Accumulation of fluid around the lungs
- Shortness of breath
- Painful breathing
If you or your loved one has a history of exposure to asbestos, report your symptoms to a doctor. Medical professionals will take tests including biopsies and imaging to determine whether you have developed mesothelioma.
Although mesothelioma is incurable, having it diagnosed as early as possible will give patients more options for treatment. Talk to a Newark mesothelioma lawyer to fight on your behalf and get you the compensation you need to cater to your medical care and other expenses.
Types of Mesothelioma
While asbestos exposure results in the lodging of asbestos fibers in the lungs, mesothelioma can affect different parts of the body. Our Newark mesothelioma attorneys are experienced in representing victims of the four different manifestations of mesothelioma.
This is a type of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs (the pleura). This type of cancer presents the highest risk of death. Unfortunately, it is often discovered in the later stages of development when management is more difficult. Read more: https://www.mesotheliomaprognosis.com/
This is a type of cancer that affects the lining of the testicles. It causes swelling of the testicles as a result of the buildup of fluid. This type of cancer, however, is the rarest form of mesothelioma.
This form of mesothelioma affects the abdomen lining. However, it can affect the liver, spleen, and bowels as it progresses. It the second most common type of mesothelioma making up to 20% of reported cases.
This is a form of mesothelioma that affects the lining of the heart. It is very rare and is often mistaken for other heart conditions.
Treatment of Mesothelioma
Early diagnosis of mesothelioma gives patients the opportunity to explore different options for treatment. Treatment options often include chemotherapy, radiation treatment or surgery. Treatment is aimed at removing or killing cancer cells. Effective treatment often involves a combination of the above treatments.
Our Newark mesothelioma lawyers have represented many patients seeking treatment for mesothelioma. We know that the cost of treatment can add up quickly. We’ve represented clients that have had to spend up to $600,000 on a single surgery and over $80,000 on several rounds of chemotherapy.
Treatment and other related expenses can be a significant financial burden on victims and their families. You shouldn’t suffer silently. Talk to us today. You can rely on our experience and knowledge to recover the compensation you need to cover the costs of treating and managing the condition.
Those at Highest Risk of Exposure to Asbestos
Despite the use of asbestos being banned in the US, several products still contain the material. This is because it was widely used in various industries until the ban. The substance is most dangerous when it is disturbed. The fibers become airborne and can be ingested or inhaled.
Modern day asbestos removal professionals wear heavy duty personal protective equipment to prevent exposure. However, those who worked with asbestos containing products or in environments with asbestos prior to 1980 are at risk of developing mesothelioma. These include those working in:
- Textile manufacturing
- Power plants
- Ship building or repair
- Automobile manufacture and repair
- Electronics manufacturing
- Metal fabrication
- Glass manufacture
- Food processing
- Paper manufacture
- Railroad construction
Occupations that have a high incidence of exposure to asbestos include:
- Insulation installers
- Aircraft mechanics
- Automobile mechanics
- Navy yard workers
Types of Compensation Newark Mesothelioma Lawyers Seek
Newark mesothelioma lawyers will fight to get you compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost capacity to earn
- Lost wages
- Punitive damages
Options Newark Mesothelioma LAwyers Provide
Get in touch with us today to talk to an experienced Newark Mesothelioma Lawyer. We will evaluate your claim for free. We’ll guide you on the best approach for your claim to maximize compensation. Our attorneys are experienced in:
- Filing lawsuits
- Filing claims against the parties responsible for getting you exposed to asbestos. These may include your former employers, products or parts manufacturers as well as distributors of products.
- Seeking compensation from the Asbestos Trust Fund
- Filing a claim with the Veterans Administration
Contact us today. We’ll evaluate your claim for free. You can rely on our experience and knowledge to pursue maximum compensation for your claim.