Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Injury
Mesothelioma is a rare, but deadly cancer that is caused by asbestos exposure. While many people come into contact with asbestos through the environment, employees who previously worked with the material have the greatest chance of developing this disease. Former shipbuilders, pipefitters and auto mechanics are just a few of the employees at risk for developing mesothelioma. These employees, along with those who worked in power plants and oil refineries, inhaled thousands of asbestos fibers into their lungs on a daily basis. Unfortunately, this constant exposure to asbestos can lead to mesothelioma.
Even though asbestos wasn't banned until the 1970s, many believe that asbestos manufacturers were aware of the hazards of the mineral and neglected to share this information with their employees. Because mesothelioma has a latency period of several decades, workers from the mid-1900s are only now showing symptoms of this deadly disease. Although mesothelioma treatment options are available, most patients only have a few months to live after the diagnosis.
If you have developed mesothelioma or lost a loved one to the disease, our firm can help. We employ more than 100 attorneys who can compassionately handle your mesothelioma claim, while aggressively fighting for your rights in the courtroom. While a mesothelioma lawsuit cannot bring a loved one back, it can provide the financial stability your family needs. In addition, our mesothelioma lawyers can help hold the asbestos company liable for their negligence and greed. Please contact our office immediately at (404) 761-1212 or (770) 964-2847 if you, or someone you know, is suffering from mesothelioma.
- Over 110,000 schools in the United States still contain asbestos.
- More than half a million asbestos lawsuits have been filed to date.
- Because mesothelioma takes several decades to appear, experts believe the number of mesothelioma diagnoses will increase during the next 20 to 30 years
- Men are more likely than women to develop mesothelioma.
- Every year, 3,000 Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma.
By filing a mesothelioma lawsuit, our attorneys can help those diagnosed with mesothelioma, as well as families who have lost a loved one to the deadly disease. While we cannot erase a diagnosis or bring a loved one back, we can help make sure your family is financially stable. The mesothelioma lawyers can seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, funeral expenses and emotional distress. In addition, the mesothelioma lawyers will fight to ensure the asbestos company is held accountable for your suffering.
Because the only known cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure, we simply need to establish proof of your exposure. Feel confident that our 100 attorneys and 90 paralegals have the skills and resources to pinpoint the exact location and timeframe of your exposure to asbestos, which is the key to a successful mesothelioma lawsuitto find out how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Receiving a diagnosis of mesothelioma is always devastating. Because of the aggressiveness of the disease, patients and their loved ones often have a hard time addressing the issue of treatment. However, new treatment options for mesothelioma have shown some success, especially when combined with more traditional forms of treatment. Even though dealing with a mesothelioma diagnosis is difficult, patients and their families should speak with their doctor about exploring treatment options.
Every mesothelioma patient is considered individually when choosing a treatment plan. The patient's mesothelioma treatment will be based on a variety of factors including the stage of the disease, age of the patient and location of the tumor. Many mesothelioma patients have the best prognosis when at least two forms of treatment are combined. Some common traditional and experimental mesothelioma treatments include:
- Extrapleural Pneumonectomy
- Photodynamic Therapy
- Gene Therapy
- Alternative Medicine
- Angiogenesis and Anti-angiogenesis Drugs
- Clinical Trials
While the prognosis for mesothelioma patients is grim, these treatment options can prolong a patient's life for months and even years. Speak to your doctor about which mesothelioma treatment can help improve your chances against this deadly cancer. Contact our office at (404) 761-1212 or (770) 964-2847 to discuss your specific case.