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Pericardial Mesothelioma Lawyer
Being diagnosed with pericardial mesothelioma (sometimes informally referred to as heart mesothelioma) can be a very frightening experience. However, if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with this illness, it is important to understand that you may be entitled to compensation for a range of losses, including your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Schedule a consultation with a pericardial mesothelioma attorney to learn more. Our team at The Ferraro Law Firm can review your case, explain your options, and if you decide to enlist our help, offer aggressive representation to help you collect what you may be owed.
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Pericardial Mesothelioma Cases: Important Information for Victims and Their Families
Exposure to asbestos tends to be the primary cause of pericardial mesothelioma. We now understand that inhalation of asbestos fibers increases a person’s risk of developing numerous illnesses.
This is why the government passed asbestos laws decades ago. These laws exist to minimize the chances of anyone being exposed to this dangerous material. However, after inhaling asbestos fibers, a person may not develop pericardial mesothelioma until decades later. Because asbestos was once used in the manufacture of such basic household items as insulation, some forms of siding/roofing, car brakes, and more, you may have been exposed to asbestos years ago, and are just now beginning to experience the consequences. It is also possible that you were exposed to asbestos even after the government passed laws regulating it if a property owner, employer, or similar party was negligent.
That is an important point. Although exposure to asbestos could have occurred in your home, historically, many employers have been found to put workers in harm’s way by allowing them to be near asbestos on-the-job.
How a Pericardial Mesothelioma Law Firm Can Help
Recovering compensation for your losses if you or a loved one developed pericardial or heart mesothelioma as a result of inhaling asbestos fibers requires identifying who is responsible for compensating you in the first place. Because you may have been exposed to asbestos years ago, it is wise to coordinate with personal injury lawyers who can conduct an investigation and identify all liable parties.
Our pericardial mesothelioma lawyers can also determine if you can recover compensation by filing a claim to collect from an asbestos trust. If this is not an option, we can help you file a lawsuit instead. Perhaps most importantly, we can calculate the total value of your claim by reviewing all your losses. This is key to ensuring you collect a truly fair payout.
Frequently Asked Questions: Mesothelioma & Asbestos
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a carcinogenic, naturally occurring fibrous mineral. Known for its heat resistance and durability, asbestos has historically been used in insulation, construction materials, automotive parts, and shipbuilding materials.
Why is asbestos dangerous?
Asbestos is made up of small shard-like fibers that can easily become airborne when disturbed. If inhaled or ingested, these fibers can embed within the lining of the lungs, heart, stomach, or testes where they can cause cancer to form years or decades later.
What are asbestos-related diseases?
Asbestos exposure can cause mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer.
What causes mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is an aggressive and incurable form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, symptoms of mesothelioma may not appear until decades after exposure.
What are the different types of mesothelioma?
Three of the most common types of mesothelioma are pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma, and pericardial mesothelioma.
What are common mesothelioma symptoms?
Common symptoms of mesothelioma include difficulty breathing and chest pains. Peritoneal mesothelioma, which affects the stomach, may cause abdominal swelling, loss of appetite, constipation, abdominal pain, and nausea.
Do I qualify for compensation if I have mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a preventable form of cancer most commonly caused by asbestos exposure. If you were exposed to asbestos while serving in the U.S. military or while working in construction, mechanics, or a similar field, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact The Ferraro Law Firm for a free legal consultation.
What is the life expectancy for someone with mesothelioma?
There is no cure for mesothelioma. However, patients can receive treatments for mesothelioma that may extend their initial prognosis with proper treatment. Those diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma usually have a life expectancy that is greater than three years, though a large part of this depends on the stage the patient is diagnosed. The earlier the diagnosis, the longer the life expectancy and chance of long-term survival.
Do I qualify for compensation if I have mesothelioma?
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should immediately seek long-term medical treatment. After that, you should contact our firm to examine your legal rights. Since 1985, The Ferraro Law Firm has represented individuals with asbestos-related diseases and pursued fair compensation on their behalf. Our firm is one of the top five law firms in the U.S. handling mesothelioma and asbestos cases.
Why Choose The Ferraro Law Firm?
It is not difficult to find a personal injury law firm promising to deliver results. We do not make such vague promises. Our heart mesothelioma attorneys have a proven track record of securing millions of dollars for our numerous clients over the years. To learn more about what we can do for you and your loved ones, contact us online today to schedule a free case evaluation.