Mesothelioma is a rare cancer in which cells of the mesothelium (a membrane that covers and protects most of the internal organs of the body) become abnormal and malignant and is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles, or they have been exposed to asbestos dust and fiber in other ways.
The primary cause of Mesothelioma Cancer is asbestos exposure. The fibers in asbestos, when inhaled or ingested can cause internal tissue inflammation and can disrupt organ function. This disruption leads to the disease of Mesothelioma. In most cases, symptoms may not appear for many years after exposure to asbestos. An individual can be at risk without knowing. Exposure to asbestos can be in the workplace or home. When exposed to or when inhaling asbestos particles, a person can be put at risk to develop Mesothelioma.
Early diagnosis is paramount to get proper treatment that can stave off the disease. If experiencing symptoms because of past asbestos exposure, one should consult a physician that has experience in accurately diagnosing Mesothelioma. Receiving treatment in the initial stages of the disease can present more options, which can lead to a better prognosis.
Exposure to asbestos causes Mesothelioma and has affected the lives of many workers and families of workers. Compensation for family members and the patient is determined based on the degree of the victim's exposure to asbestos Mesothelioma. A family member diagnosed with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Lung Cancer should find out what kind of benefit is available to him/herself and the family.
The family of a Mesothelioma victim is entitled to Compensation for the Damages caused by the loss of their loved one.
Deceased victims loved-ones to Mesothelioma cancer may be able to receive compensation. Qualifying relatives include a spouse, an immediate member of the family or a dependent can file a suit. Persons receiving support or care by the victim are entitled to Compensation. Some parts of the country include a parent or distant relative as a part of filling that criterion.
Although it is technically a single membrane, parts of the mesothelium have been given different names in relation to the internal organs they surround. For instance, the membrane surrounding the abdominal cavity is called the peritoneum; the part surrounding the lungs and lines the wall of the chest cavity, the pleura; and the part of the membrane that covers and protects the heart is known as the pericardium.
Although pleural mesothelioma accounts for the lion’s share of mesothelioma diagnoses, it is considered rare and constitutes a small portion of cancers diagnosed each year. Asbestos exposure is the primary and only known cause of mesothelioma.Read More
The peritoneal is a dual-layer membrane which surrounds the abdomen. Peritoneal mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos and is considered extremely rare, and it accounts for approximately 15% to 20% of new mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year.Read More
Pericardial mesothelioma is much less common than pleural mesothelioma. In fact there are only about 150 cases ever reported in the medical literature. It affects the section of the mesothelium called the pericardium (the mesothelial lining of the heart).Read More
When determining the extent of the disease, Mesothelioma is classified by Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. Pleural Mesothelioma, the most common form of the disease, is the only one that has a formal staging classification. Peritoneal Mesothelioma (abdominal cancer of the stomach), Pericardial Mesothelioma (cancer in the lining of the heart) and Testicular Mesothelioma (Cancer in the testes) have no formal staging systems.
Stage 1 - Mesothelioma has its tumor, or tumors in one location. Cancer has not spread to other organs, tissues or lymph nodes. In this stage, surgery may be an option for removing the tumor or tumors.
Stage 2 - Mesothelioma tumor or tumors have increased in size, and have spread to organs close by, such as the diaphragm or lungs, and possibly the lymph nodes. Patients may still have the option of surgery.
Stage 3 - Mesothelioma cancer has invaded areas including chest wall, esophagus or lymph nodes. Curative Surgery is not a good option at this point. However, some experimental treatments may be of value for these patients.
Stage 4 - Mesothelioma has invaded other areas of the body. Other organs and tissues throughout the body are now affected. Treatments at this point are done to reduce pain and suffering.
The average life expectancy for a Mesothelioma patient is approximately 12 to 21 months. Around 40% of the patients live past one year, and 9% longer the five years. These statistics are affected by several factors. The factors include the disease’s stage, and the patient's general health, and age.Read More
The longevity of 55 percent of Mesothelioma patients is six months and longer. Approximately 35 percent have a prognosis of one year or more. Nine percent of people diagnosed with mesothelioma survive longer than five years.Read More
Usually in a mesothelioma case, doctors can link the diagnosis to on-the-job asbestos exposure. Asbestos exposure accounts for tens of thousand occupational deaths per year from different types of mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis diseases.
Prior to the 1980s, people knew little to nothing about the fatal results of asbestos exposure.
The risk of asbestos exposure was not restricted to those who worked with or around directly with asbestos. Family members of those exposed daily to asbestos are also at significant risk of developing mesothelioma or asbestos-related cancer via second-hand asbestos exposure.
Unfortunately, exposure to asbestos was a common occurrence for millions of our veterans. Those who served in the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard & Air Force may be eligible to file a claim. If you qualify, we will NOT be pursuing any legal action against the US government, or branches of the service. We will only be pursuing claims against the asbestos manufacturers for the harm that they knowingly caused.
Each state allows a certain amount of time called a Statute of Limitations to file your asbestos claims or Mesothelioma lawsuit. The clock starts when a person gets the Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis.
It is IMPORTANT that you file your asbestos claims or Mesothelioma lawsuit within Statute of Limitations of your home State. We have seen many folks lose their right to file a claim or lawsuit because Statute of Limitations had expired while going through treatment or grieving.
Financial help is available for individuals who have developed Mesothelioma or Lung Cancer as a result of Asbestos exposure. Currently, over $30 Billion is available in Asbestos Trust Funds
If a Mesothelioma lawyer Asks You For Money to help with expenses for your case You Should Run The Other Way. All Mesothelioma and asbestos-related cases are “contingency-based cases”, meaning no out of pocket expenses to you or your family. Our mesothelioma lawyers earn their money by winning your case against asbestos companies. We do not get paid unless you get paid.Start Your Claim
If you or a family member have a diagnosis of Mesothelioma, then you will very likely qualify for compensation. Mesothelioma cancer comes from one source: asbestos fibers trapped in the body. Therefore, the next step for our law firm is to investigate and perform research to determine if the asbestos-containing exposure is relevant.
The only method to receive mesothelioma compensation is to file a claim. Depending on the specific details of your asbestos exposure, you may have several options.
To determine your potential qualification, please fill out our Free Mesothelioma Case Value Calculator or call us toll free: (855) 883-6447 to speak to one of our asbestos attorneys. Do this as soon as possible to protect your rights! Each state has specific laws called statutes of limitation which dictate when you can file a claim. When more than one states laws are involved, the case becomes more complicated.
You may be able to file a claim without ever having to leave your home
There are NO upfront expenses
There are NO legal fees due unless you are awarded a settlement.
At Flint Law Firm we excel at representing people who were injured as a result other people’s negligence. We believe the verdicts and settlements our attorneys have achieved are a great reflection of our dedication to our clients’ satisfaction.
Second-hand asbestos exposure victim is awarded $27,500,000 by an Ohio jury
Philadelphia jury awards $25,200,000 to Navy Machinist and family
Navy Veterans awarded $14,000,000 in consolidated mesothelioma verdict
Jury verdict of $11,200,000 awarded to Pipe Insulator in Texas
Baltimore jury awards $9,936,000 verdict to second-hand asbestos exposure victim
Estate of mesothelioma victim awarded $6,500,000 in Philadelphia trial
Texas jury awards $5,500,000 to family of Asbestos Lung Cancer victim
Our team of attorneys works to get you and your family the money you deserve as quickly as possible. We are often able to fast-track a mesothelioma case to procure for our clients the funds they require for things like medical bills, treatments, and lost wages. In some cases, we can get money for you from asbestos trusts - within a few short months.Start Your Claim
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with any type of mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer, please call our law offices directly at toll free: (855) 883-6447 or contact us online 24/7. An experienced attorney will be available to discuss your potential lawsuit, answer your questions and address any other concerns you may have.