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Pleural Mesothelioma Lawyer
Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of this illness. This cancer specifically affects the lining of the lungs.
Exposure to asbestos is the primary cause of pleural mesothelioma. Although we now know that asbestos fibers can cause serious harm when inhaled, this was not always the case. Unfortunately, because illnesses resulting from exposure to asbestos may take decades to develop, it is possible you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos before laws regulating its usage and handling were enacted, and are just not beginning to pay the price. Additionally, the existence of asbestos laws has not stopped some employers and others from negligently allowing people to be near dangerous levels of this harmful material.
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and related losses.
Review your case with a personal injury lawyer to learn more about your options. At The Ferraro Law Firm, our team of pleural mesothelioma attorneys has a proven track record of helping victims like yourself recover the compensation to which they may be entitled.
Pleural Mesothelioma Cases: Important Information
Asbestos was once commonly used in the manufacture of such basic household items as roof shingles, vinyl floor tiles, car brakes, insulation, and more. You may potentially be ill now because you were exposed to asbestos in your own home decades ago.
That said, many people who develop pleural mesothelioma as a result of inhalation of asbestos fibers were first exposed to asbestos at work. Industries which have historically played a major role in our country’s economy, such as construction, have been associated with a high risk of workers being exposed to asbestos.
What a Pleural Mesothelioma Law Firm Can Do for You
Coordinate with the experts at our personal injury law firm if you suspect you may have a right to compensation for losses related to a pleural mesothelioma diagnosis. Our pleural mesothelioma lawyers will investigate your case to determine who might be responsible for compensating you. Pursuing compensation may involve filing a claim to collect from an asbestos trust if the liable parties have gone bankrupt. We may file a lawsuit instead if this is not an option.
Our team will also help you collect the full amount of compensation you are potentially owed by reviewing your losses to determine the full value of your claim. If necessary, our personal injury lawyers will also negotiate aggressively on your behalf for a 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?
At The Ferraro Law Firm, our pleural mesothelioma lawyers have a proven track record of success. We instil confidence by explaining how we have helped numerous clients like yourself recover compensation in the past. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact us online today and schedule a free case evaluation.