Mesothelioma is a very rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a long, fibrous crystal that causes serious illnesses including mesothelioma and lung cancer when inhaled.
Manufacturers once used asbestos in a wide variety of products – even though it was widely known that exposure to asbestos could cause mesothelioma. As a result, generations of consumers and workers have been exposed to this hazardous material. The trade and use of asbestos have been restricted or banned in many jurisdictions.
Mesothelioma or lung cancer can take many years to develop after asbestos exposure. This is why you should immediately consult with a skilled and experienced lawyer if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure, The Abdalla Law, PLLC, can help you. In fact, our Firm recently recovered $2,140,000 for a mesothelioma victim and his family.
Asbestos breaks down into small fibers when it is disturbed. Eventually, it can become a fine dust. When this dust is inhaled or swallowed, it can lead to mesothelioma or lung cancer.
The exposure may have occurred because you or a loved one worked:
Asbestos can also travel on clothes. If a family member was exposed to asbestos at work, they may have carried it home and caused others to inhale or swallow the fibers. This is called “secondary exposure” and you have a right to recovery for these injuries.
Mesothelioma will develop as a tumor or multiple tumors within the “mesothelium.” This is the tissue that lines the lungs, stomach, heart and other organs.
Most often, mesothelioma forms in the tissue that surrounds the lungs. This is called the “pleura.” Pleural mesothelioma is caused by inhaling asbestos fibers.
The disease can also start in the stomach or intestines if asbestos fibers are swallowed. This is called “peritoneal mesothelioma.”Treatment options for slowing the growth and spread of mesothelioma include chemotherapy, radiation and surgery to remove cancerous tissue.
In Mississippi, a mesothelioma victim likely worked with or on ships or at a dock on the Gulf Coast. Asbestos was commonly used in equipment and machinery where protection from heat was a concern, including oil rigs and refineries, shipyards, Navy bases and other military bases.
Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, for instance, was a major employer as soon as it was established in 1938. However, in the 1990s, it was the target of claims by thousands of workers and former workers who said asbestos exposure on the job gave them mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
The Abdalla Law, PLLC, has represented victims who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos. We know how to investigate these complex cases and recovery compensation for our clients. We can also work with a network of medical experts that help us determine how you or a loved one developed mesothelioma or lung cancer and how much it has impacted your life.
If you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos and was diagnosis with mesothelioma or lung cancer get help today by contacting The Abdalla Law, PLLC. We can review your case for free and help you get the compensation you deserve.