Mesothelioma Caused by Asbestos Exposure
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops in the layer of tissue that surrounds internal organs. It often occurs in the tissue surrounding the lungs. Treatments are available, but mesothelioma is aggressive and often fatal. Most cases of mesothelioma are believed to be related to exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos is a mineral that has been used in many products, including roof shingles, brake pads, flooring, fireproofing and insulation. Breaking up asbestos, which can happen during mining or the removal of products containing asbestos, can create airborne dust. If this dust is inhaled or swallowed, asbestos particles can settle in the lungs or stomach. Once inside the human body, these particles can create irritation that leads to mesothelioma. The cancer can occur decades after the exposure to asbestos dust.1
Patients who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related mesothelioma and families who have lost loved ones due to the disease have filed a large number of successful lawsuits against asbestos manufacturers over the last several decades. Compensation and assistance funds have been established to help victims of mesothelioma related to asbestos exposure.2 If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with asbestos-related mesothelioma, or if the disease has caused the loss of a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation.
Settlement funds and other monies may be available to you. Call for a free consultation to qualify: (202) 773-4114