I keep seeing TV commercials about Mesothelioma and law firms that take cases of people who have this disease, but I didn’t know much if anything about the disease itself.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer. The Mesothelium is the sac of certain organs of the body, including the lungs, the stomach and the heart. Most forms of Meothelioma is cancer of the lining of the lung. That is because this cancer is usually caused by breathing in asbestos.
Asbestos was found in insulation, cement, roofing shingles, textiles and flooring products. People who worked with these materials were not the only people exposed to asbestos. Their family members may have been too because the asbestos fibers would cling to clothing.
This disease is not easy to diagnose and may not have symptoms or symptoms that are the same as pneumonia and a persistent cough. When diagnosed, the prognosis is not very good. One in five people live five years after diagnosis. There are treatments available though and research on new treatments are continuing.
People who are diagnosed or their families may be interested in finding a mesothelioma law firm that can pursue a a case against the company that caused this cancer. Finding a firm that is experienced in these types of cases is important. A mesothelioma lawyer that you feel comfortable with and have confidence in can make this difficult time in your life a bit easier.