Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer that attacks the mesothelium, or the lining of the lungs, as well as the heart, abdomen and testes. It is caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous substance that was primarily used as insulation. Airborne asbestos fibers are either inhaled or swallowed. Fibers become lodged in the mesothelium. From there, the embedded fibers damage the mesothelial cells, and cause inflammation. Over time, tumors can begin to form on the damaged mesothelium.
Some tumors are benign and noncancerous, and sometimes referred to as “benign mesothelioma” or “solitary fibrous tumor”. Other tumors are cancerous. These referred to by doctors as “malignant mesothelioma”, or shortened to mesothelioma. There have been four main types of mesothelioma identified. Mesothelioma can produce a wide variety of symptoms, depending on where the cancer occurs. Mesothelioma symptoms can take up to 50 years to emerge after exposure to asbestos.
What Can Be Recovered In A Mesothelioma and Asbestos – Related Claim
Our attorneys will begin working on your case immediately to determine what, if any, recovery our client is entitled to. Recovery can include benefits such as:
⦁ Past and future medical expenses related to the injury caused including all medical treatment, chronic pain and suffering, and funeral expenses;
⦁ Lost wages due to missed time at work, if applicable;
⦁ Lost time due to travelling to, enduring, and travelling from appointments, if applicable;
⦁ Loss of past or future earning potential, if applicable; and
⦁ Other forms of economic and noneconomic loss, if applicable.
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Our network of Mesothelioma attorneys are driven to get the maximum amount of compensation for these tragic claims. These cases are quite complicated and can often take years to resolve. The countdown to closure starts when you contact an attorney and they begin working on your case. Call Washington’s Law Firm for a free case review. We will conduct a case review to determine if you may be entitled to compensation. There are some avenues of recovery available that the national firms are unaware of, as they may be unique to Washington. The consultation is free, confidential and no obligation – if we do not win your case, you do not owe an attorney fee.