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Fact Sheet About Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a terrible disease and one that affects approximately 3,000 new patients each and every year. Fatal in many cases, mesothelioma is typically caused by exposure to asbestos. Other facts about mesothelioma, provided by the American Cancer Society, include:

  • The rates of mesothelioma are most common in men, and are most likely related to workplace exposure to asbestos;
  • In addition to asbestos, zeolites – minerals that are chemically related to asbestos – and radiation exposure may also cause asbestos; and
  • The relative five-year survival rate for mesothelioma is between five and 10 percent.

If you believe that your mesothelioma was caused by exposure to asbestos in Clifton, you need to talk to an attorney about your legal rights and options as soon as possible.

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Common Side Effects Caused By Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a cancer that infects the mesothelium (the lining of the inside of the chest, abdomen, and space around the heart, and other organs). Mesothelioma can start in any of these tissues. Mesothelioma tumors can be benign, which means noncancerous, or malignant, meaning cancerous. The signs and effects of malignant mesothelioma include:

Pain in the chest and coughing.

A tumor that is located in the chest of the patient may cause pain and coughing, as well as shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.


Those who are suffering from mesothelioma will often suffer from severe fatigue, resulting in listlessness.

Nausea and vomiting

Cancer can cause nausea and vomiting. Not only can this be very uncomfortable and perhaps painful, but it can also lead to significant weight loss.

Abdominal pain and swelling

A tumor that is located in abdominal tissues will likely lead to swelling and pain in the abdominal region.


Most cancers are accompanied by a fever. If you have an unexplained fever or are sweating more than normal, you should visit a doctor.

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The most common cause of mesothelioma, as stated above, is exposure to asbestos. Asbestos refers to a collection of naturally occurring minerals that are regarded for their unique properties; they are fire-resistant, heat resistant, absorb sound, are resistant to electrical damage, and are very strong. As such, they were very commonly used in building materials in the 19th century. When dangers of asbestos were discovered, the use of asbestos was prohibited. However, many workers continued to be exposed to the fibers, as they were (and in some places, still are) prevalent in automotive brakes, insulation, ductwork, electrical insulation, and more.

The attorneys at the law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. are committed to helping Clifton mesothelioma victims seek the compensation they deserve. We have experience recovering damages on victims’ behalf.

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Investigating Mesothelioma Cases Requires Resources

Getting to the bottom of why the car accident occurred in the first place is the main focus of the investigating attorney and it may take a considerable amount of time and money to fully assess the various aspects of the accident. The source of the car accident that caused your injuries and who exactly is responsible for those injuries will need to be identified, and to do this, the investigating attorney will need to look into whether the accident was the fault of another driver. Or, perhaps a negligent bicyclist or an inattentive pedestrian was liable for the crash. Environmental factors may have played a role in the accident; or, perhaps defective tires, brakes, or other mechanical or electrical parts may have contributed to the car accident. It takes a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable car accident attorneys to thoroughly investigate your car accident case.

One thing that makes mesothelioma cases extremely complicated is the fact that in many cases, a person will not develop mesothelioma until many years after being exposed to it. Indeed, sometimes victims do not develop cancer until 10, 20, 30, 40, or even 50 years down the line.


If you have mesothelioma, it is important that a thorough investigation is opened to find out whether or not asbestos exposure was the cause of your mesothelioma, and if so, when and where that exposure occurred. This may require meeting with your former co-workers and employers, opening up building and materials records, and more. The work that will go into a mesothelioma case investigation is that which should be reserved for experts and specialists.

In addition to investigative experts who will be essential in finding out when you were exposed to asbestos and who is to blame for that exposure, legal secretaries and paralegals will also play an integral role in the process, and will be responsible for organizing evidence, preserving evidence, and more.

The Clifton mesothelioma attorneys at the law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. have the finances necessary to conduct a property investigation and discover the root cause of your mesothelioma.


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Over 40 Years of Outstanding Results and Hundreds of Millions Recovered for Our Mesothelioma Victims and Others

The law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. is nationally recognized as one of the top law firms in the country. In fact, it was honored to be named as Best Lawyers of the Year 2015. Some of our multi-million dollar case results include:

$4.2 million

Recovering $4.2 million for a woman who was exposed to asbestos, and developed mesothelioma, as a result of her father’s job as a boilermaker;

$3.8 million

Recovering $3.8 million on the behalf of a woman exposed to asbestos during home construction;

$3.7 million

Recovering $3.7 million for an electrician who was exposed to asbestos during the course of his work; and

$3.3 million

Recovering $3.3 million on the behalf of a worker who was exposed to asbestos during his work in carpentry.

While results in prior cases do not guarantee similar results in your case the following listing of recent case victories should hopefully provide you with the assurance that we are experienced and know how to get you the compensation you deserve.

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