There are certain illnesses and diseases that have multiple causes. For instance, lung cancer can be caused by asbestos exposure, smoking, or a number of other exterior factors. But when it comes to mesothelioma, which is a type of cancer that affects the mesothelial tissues, it is almost exclusively caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. In everyday life you likely aren’t exposed to enough asbestos to cause any concern. However, that was not the case several decades ago, and depending on your chosen career, you were likely exposed while on the job.
If you are suffering from mesothelioma, you need to be aware that this cancer is not your fault! It didn’t develop by chance, and it wasn’t due to a choice that you made. Your mesothelioma is considered to be a workplace accident. You were injured on the job, but that injury didn’t manifest itself for many decades. Since you were injured on the job, your former employer should be liable for your medical expenses.
Are you suffering from mesothelioma? Then our asbestos attorneys want to speak with you. We can help you receive the compensation that you deserve, and make sure that you’re not suffering alone. Call us today at 1-800-305-6000 and start your free consultation. You can also fill out the contact form found on this page.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer. Because it is so rare, it is actually a lot easier to trace its origins back to a cause. In fact, nearly every case of mesothelioma can be traced back to prolonged exposure to asbestos; usually this has happened at your workplace before you retired.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that for many centuries was used in a variety of forms of construction. After World War II, the US went into a major construction and expansion phase. It was during this time, roughly from the 1940’s to the 1970’s that huge developments were made in the building industries. It was also during this time that asbestos was heavily mined, and incorporated into a wide variety of building materials. The result was that a lot of hard working Americans were exposed to a deadly substance, without them realizing that it was a deadly substance.
Asbestos, regardless of which type of asbestos, is a highly friable mineral. This means that as it ages, it becomes brittle. When it is disturbed it easily turns into dust that can float in the air for a lengthy period of time. As you were working hard to support your family, that dust was being disturbed and ultimately inhaled into your lungs.
Over the course of the next several decades, those asbestos particles caused irritation in your lungs. The result is that cancer developed, and spread throughout your abdomen in the mesothelium. The mesothelium, or mesothelial tissue, is essentially a membrane that wraps around your organs. It provides lubrication and allows the organs to move and shift easily without causing damage to each other. Depending on which part of the mesothelium is affected, your mesothelioma has a slightly different name. But the bottom line is that your mesothelial tissue is growing tumors; those tumors were spurred by inhaling asbestos; that exposure almost certainly happened at work.
You deserve compensation for working in a high risk job for many years. The result of your hard work and sacrifice is that you are now suffering from cancer! It’s time to stand up for your rights, and claim the portion of the trust fund set aside to help victims of unsafe asbestos exposure like yourself. Call an asbestos attorney with Arentz Law at 1-800-305-6000 for your free consultation.
Mesothelioma is one of those words that most people only sort-of know what it means. Unless you have been diagnosed, you likely haven’t paid too much attention to the term, and you likely just know that it is caused by asbestos exposure. But it is actually a generic term for the different types of cancer that affect the mesothelial tissue that surrounds your internal organs. There are four types of mesothelioma, and your diagnosis depends on which area of the body is affected.
Pleural Mesothelioma – Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of this rare cancer. The pleural linings are those that surround the lungs, and since they are in such close proximity to where the asbestos actually becomes lodged, these linings are the ones that are most commonly affected. Roughly 75% of all mesothelioma cases are classified as pleural. Those suffering usually don’t realize they have cancer when they experience shortness of breath, coughing, fatigue, and more.
Peritoneal Mesothelioma – Peritoneal mesothelioma accounts for about 20% of known cases. This type of cancer affects the mesothelial linings that surround the abdominal organs (liver, lungs, and intestines). These organs are all in very close proximity to the lungs, and are easily affected. Often this form of mesothelioma spreads rapidly causing abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, and more.
Pericardial Mesothelioma – Pericardial mesothelioma affects the linings around the heart. Only about 1% of all cases are classified as pericardial, and it is incredibly difficult to treat because of how close it is to this vital organ. Those suffering from fluid buildup in the lining around their heart often suffer from irregular heartbeat, coughing, chest pain, and more.
Testicular Mesothelioma – Testicular mesothelioma is the rarest form of this disease and it affects less than 1% of those who suffer. This form of cancer affects the lining around the testes, and is actually the most “curable” form. Treatment often involves removal of the affected organ, but can also include chemotherapy or radiation therapy to ensure the cancer cells are completely killed. Symptoms testicular lumps and swelling of the scrotum.
All forms of mesothelioma are believed to be caused by asbestos exposure, or exposure to asbestos like substances. This type of exposure is generally only found in those that spent their career working around the substance.
Have you been diagnosed with any of the four types of mesothelioma? Then our asbestos attorneys want to talk to you right away! Call 1-800-305-6000 to schedule a time when you can discuss your potential asbestos lawsuit, and get on the path to collecting compensation for your pain and suffering.
Throughout the majority of the 20th century, industries relied heavily on asbestos laden materials. Now, several decades later, you are experiencing the result of your employer’s poor choice. You are suffering from mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that is caused by this dangerous mineral.
But now that you are suffering, do you know what to expect? Like all cancers, mesothelioma has a variety of stages, each one a little worse and more debilitating than the last. Sometimes, when you catch the cancer early enough, you have some treatment options. But this cancer will always prove to be fatal, and in the latter stages the best that doctors can do is make sure that you’re comfortable.
Stage 1 Mesothelioma – As the asbestos starts to take a toll on your body, the cancer is generally only in one place. If you can catch the mesothelioma in this stage, it is possible that doctors can surgically remove it. Unfortunately, most don’t realize that they have cancer until it has progressed past stage 1 since the symptoms are very mild and may be mistaken for something else.
Stage 2 Mesothelioma – The asbestos caught in your lungs has caused some serious problems now. The tumors are getting bigger, and you definitely notice that there is something wrong. As long as the cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes, it can still be removed surgically.
Stage3 Mesothelioma – By the time you reach a stage 3 diagnosis, surgical treatment is no longer an option. The cancer has spread throughout the area (usually the lungs, but it depends on which type of mesothelioma you are suffering from), and is likely affecting the lymph nodes as well. Chemotherapy or radiation therapy may help.
Stage 4 Mesothelioma – Stage 4 cancer patients generally do not have long before the cancer overtakes them and proves to be fatal. It has spread to a number of organs and affects various forms of the body. Attempting treatment will only serve to weaken you further, and the best that can be hoped for is to make sure that you’re comfortable.
When you’re diagnosed with mesothelioma, the doctor will explain which stage you are in. This prognosis will help you determine the best course of action. But no matter what stage you are in, you should call an asbestos attorney to discuss your options for receiving compensation. This cancer was not your fault, and even if you only have a few months, your heirs deserve to ensure that all final costs are paid by the company that exposed you to asbestos! An asbestos attorney is waiting to hear from you, simply dial 1-800-305-6000.
Asbestos is actually a generalized term for 6 different minerals. They are all closely related, and they all affect the human body the same way. Unfortunately, the damage that they cause to humans was not fully known until many thousands of people were exposed and have suffered drastically from it. But are you wondering how the asbestos lead to your mesothelioma? The process was fairly simple.
During your working career, you were exposed to this mineral. Either the products that you manufactured contained it, or the building in which you worked was built with products that incorporated it. Every day, while you were working hard to provide for your family, that asbestos was making its way into your lungs whenever you breathed in. Over time, it has drastically affected your life.
For the next few decades those asbestos particles became lodged inside of you. Most people experience pleural mesothelioma, or mesothelioma that primarily affects the lungs. But many others experience peritoneal or pericardial mesothelioma, which is cancer that affects the other organs and the heart. When the asbestos particles are “stuck” in the mesothelial linings, they cause irritation. This irritation creates an environment that is perfect for the spread of cancerous cells.
But did you know that there is the possibility of suffering from mesothelioma without ever working around the substance? Take for instance the case of Amanda Satterfeld. Amanda was born prematurely. Her father, who worked at Alcoa, was exposed to asbestos on the job and would visit his premature daughter in the hospital. The dangerous asbestos fibers were transferred from him to his infant daughter, and it resulted in her developing mesothelioma at a young age. She ultimately passed away from the disease at the age of 25.
Researchers are still unsure for certain exactly how asbestos develops into mesothelioma, but they are sure that mesothelioma does come from asbestos exposure. If you have been diagnosed with this rare type of cancer, then you need to have your voice heard! Our asbestos attorneys can help you receive the compensation that you deserve, simply call 1-800-305-6000 to get started with your free consultation.
Your mesothelioma diagnosis is probably a hard blow to deal with. You have been strong your whole life, and now you have been diagnosed with a cancer that will ultimately prove to be fatal. After the initial shock of being diagnosed has passed over, you have a lot of questions. Not the least of which is, “how could I have prevented this?”
When dealing with this disease, and wondering about the cause, you have to be aware that this was not your fault! You worked hard to provide for your family, and your employer put you at risk by providing an unsafe work environment. Now, many decades later, that exposure to asbestos at work has caught up to you, and you are suffering from their poor choices. Even though you’re battling cancer, you must make sure that your voice is heard!
As you work with your doctor on the best plan to treat your cancer, you can also work with an asbestos attorney from Arentz Law Group. Our attorneys are highly trained and have a long and successful track record of helping those that have been harmed by this substance. With the help of your attorney, you should be able to receive compensation for the pain and suffering that you’re going through.
Are you ready to be compensated for the exposure you were unknowingly put through? Then call 1-800-305-6000 to learn more about how we can help you with your mesothelioma lawsuit.
When you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, your doctor likely told you what caused the cancer. But without knowing your work history, your doctor probably wasn’t able to say that spending years working around this dangerous substance is what lead to you developing cancer.
Now, you understand that your cancer was not random, and it wasn’t due to any poor choices that you made. In fact, the cancer that you are suffering from is due to your former employer’s negligence. Had they provided a safe working environment, you wouldn’t be struggling to breath, visiting the doctor, or going through so much pain. You have decided to file a mesothelioma lawsuit, but now you’re wondering what to expect.
The reality is that these lawsuits are not like others. Most employers that provided work environments laden with asbestos have already admitted that they were not careful and were not providing a safe place to work. The result is that settlements have been reached, and there are funds that have been set aside for victims like yourself.
After you contact an asbestos attorney, the process begins to prove that you were a victim of negligence. Once that proof has been established, there will likely be no court date. It is unlikely that there will be trials, or any arguments or deliberations. A settlement will be reached, and you will be offered financial compensation for the disease that has caused you harm in your retirement years.
Are you ready to begin the process of being compensated? Then call your Arentz Law mesothelioma attorney at 1-800-305-6000 today.
Here at Arentz Law Group P.C., we have a long track record of helping those who have been harmed receive the justice that they deserve. Our highly trained mesothelioma attorneys understand that asbestos leads to lung cancer, asbestosis, and several forms of cancer in the mesothelium. Our attorneys understand that the careers that you chose put you in harm’s way. Our attorneys know that you deserve compensation, and they know exactly what needs to be done so that you can receive that compensation.
Don’t suffer in silence any longer! Give us a call at 1-800-305-6000 to begin the process.
Mesothelioma attorneys with Arentz Law Group are located in Southern California. Our attorneys have helped people from all 50 states receive the financial compensation, and the closure, that they need. No matter where you live in the US, we can help you find justice.