Mesothelioma Fact Sheet: Seeking Compensation when you are Suffering from Mesothelioma as a Result of Asbestos Exposure
If you are suffering from mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease after a career of working with or around asbestos, you could be entitled to monetary compensation for your expenses. To file a claim against the party responsible for your exposure, work with an experienced mesothelioma and asbestos injury attorney.
- Approximately 30% of mesothelioma patients are military veterans.
- Mesothelioma has a latency period of up to 50 years.
- The earlier mesothelioma is detected, the greater chance a patient has of slowing or recovering from the disease.
Asbestos was used in homes and commercial buildings extensively through the first half of the twentieth century. In New Jersey, many of these old buildings are still standing and used daily. You might even live in a home that contains asbestos.
Types of Mesothelioma Cases in Cherry Hill, NJ
Mesothelioma can appear in four different areas of the body. Each type of mesothelioma has unique symptoms, treatment options, frequency of diagnosis, and recovery success rate. If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma in Cherry Hill or elsewhere in New Jersey, recognize the symptoms of each type to learn more about what you can expect with your treatment.
This is the most common type of mesothelioma diagnosed in the United States. It affects the pleura, which is the lining of the lungs. When diagnosed in an early state, many pleural mesothelioma patients can be cured.
Pericardial mesothelioma affects the pericardium, which is the lining around the heart. It is less common than other forms of mesothelioma, affecting approximately 1% of mesothelioma patients.
Peritoneal mesothelioma affects the peritoneum, which is the lining of the abdominal cavity. This type of mesothelioma is known to spread through the body quickly, making it difficult for doctors to catch and treat in a timely manner.
This is the least common form of mesothelioma. It affects the tunica vaginalis, which is the lining around the testes. This type of mesothelioma is very difficult to diagnose and often is only found during surgery or treatment for other conditions.
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If you are suffering from mesothelioma and you want to seek compensation for your medical bills and other needs, it is important that you work with an attorney who knows how to handle this type of case. The attorneys at our firm have more than forty years of experience working with mesothelioma cases.
Investigating a Mesothelioma Claim Requires Resources
You will need to prove that your mesothelioma was caused by prolonged asbestos exposure. This can be difficult because in many cases, the exposure happened decades ago. To complicate matters, many victims find that the employer responsible for their exposure has gone out of business or filed for bankruptcy. Work with an experienced mesothelioma attorney who knows how to handle these challenges.
Along with an experienced mesothelioma attorney, your doctor will play an important role in your claim. His or her diagnosis is critical to demonstrating that you are suffering from mesothelioma and determining an appropriate compensation amount to seek. While your case is pending and after you receive your settlement, your doctor will continue to aid in your recovery or provide you with palliative care.
Your diagnosis and treatment are important pieces of evidence for your claim. Other important pieces of evidence include documentation of your exposure to the asbestos. This can be confirmation from an asbestos removal expert that your home does contain asbestos drywall, paint, insulation, or tiles, leaving you exposed to the mineral or it can be a record of your previous employment with a company that manufactures or transports asbestos products.
At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., we can determine which types of evidence you need and help you procure these documents. Our team has a record of success with mesothelioma cases. Do not compromise your case by working with a less experienced firm.
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