Fact Sheet About Mesothelioma
The American Cancer Society reports that mesothelioma, and other asbestos exposure-related diseases, are a serious problem in the United States. It may be surprising to learn that:
- About 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed annually in the U.S.
- Many cases of mesothelioma and other asbestos exposure-related diseases and illnesses are the result of exposure to asbestos many decades ago.
- Inhalation of asbestos can inflame and harm the cellular linings that surround the heart, lungs and chest cavity.
- There are very few systems in place to check patients for mesothelioma, unless the patient is known to have had asbestos exposure in the past.
Exposure to asbestos happened frequently 50 years ago, which means that people who were exposed to asbestos back then are only just now starting to show signs of their exposure. Jersey City has its fair share of asbestos exposure victims as well.
Common Types of Injuries Caused By Exposure to Asbestos
It is well known today that breathing in asbestos fibers can lead to a number of significant medical conditions later down the road. Some asbestos exposure-related conditions and illnesses include:
Mesothelioma is a very common condition associated with asbestos exposure. While it is a rare form of cancer that affects the thin layer of mesothelium cells that line the lungs, heart and/or abdominal cavity, it is an immensely serious diagnosis that almost always is accompanied by a poor prognosis for the future.
Asbestosis is another common condition resulting from asbestos exposure. This disease inflames the lungs, and produces scar tissue in the lungs making it difficult to breath.
Victims exposed to asbestos are also at risk of developing lung cancer.
Pleural Effusions, Plaques and Thickening
Lung tissue is very delicate, and exposure to asbestos can cause the soft lung tissues to scar and harden, which over time make it immensely difficult to breath.
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Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure injury victims in Jersey City deserve to be compensated by those who are responsible for their asbestos exposure all those years ago. At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., we believe that you should never suffer alone with your mesothelioma. Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. is here to help.
Investigating Mesothelioma Claims Requires Resources
One of the biggest challenges with bringing a mesothelioma and other asbestos exposure-related injury claims is that the exposure may have happened a very long time ago. A thorough investigation must be conducted to identify when, where and how you were exposed to asbestos in your past, and who should be held accountable for harming you. Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure cases require many hours of work and significant financial resources. The mesothelioma lawyers at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. know what to do, and how to do it, to get you the justice you so badly need.
As an initial matter, it is important to document the extent of your injuries. We will have you consult with a doctor to determine the severity of your condition, and what your likely prognosis will be. Evidence supporting your injury will be collected and prepared for your case. This can include medical reports, test results, scans, x-rays, and other useful medical evidence of your claim.
Pinpointing when and where you were exposed to asbestos is tough but possible. Our team of lawyers will carefully go through your work history and ask you questions to identify the time and place of your exposure. Many victims are exposed through the course of their work years ago. In some cases, incident reports or other work-related documentation might exist in your employer’s, or former employer’s, records. We will also conduct interviews with any potential witnesses, and will work hard to find and procure the supporting evidence you need for your mesothelioma and asbestos exposure claim.
A mesothelioma diagnosis is devastating and serious. At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., we understand the pain that you and your family are going through and want more than anything to help you get the compensation you deserve for enduring this harm. Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has experience and financial resources it takes to get our clients get justice.
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