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Fact Sheet About Mesothelioma

There have been a number of television and other advertisements recently regarding mesothelioma lawsuits, yet a significant number of individuals do not know much about this terrible disease.

While not its primary industry, Mercer County has a number of construction and manufacturing jobs. Not only this, but Mercer’s founding in the 1840’s means that there are a number of older homes. Both older homes and construction jobs are two of the most likely areas where an individual can be exposed to asbestos. Those who are exposed to asbestos in Mercer County and who later develop mesothelioma may be entitled to recover compensation.

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Mercer County Mesothelioma Cases

The Mercer County mesothelioma attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. are dedicated to helping mesothelioma victims and their families navigate this difficult time and recover the compensation they deserve. Contact us for a free consultation at 888-973-0072.

Common Types of Injuries Caused by Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma is actually one of several conditions that can result from exposure to asbestos. There are other, noncancerous diseases and disorders that may nonetheless cause significant pain and suffering. Each of these conditions generally affects the lungs, the heart, and/or the abdominal cavity.

Malignant mesothelioma

a rare form of cancer in which the mesothelial cells lining the abdominal cavity and/or lungs are affected. As noted above, recovery from mesothelioma is not common.

Lung cancer

There, the fibers can cause irritation, damage, and scarring to the person’s breathing tubes and lungs. Cancer may follow.

Other forms of cancer

may also develop as mesothelioma and/or lung cancer spreads throughout the rest of the body.


which is characterized by breathing difficulties and coughing, is caused by inhaled asbestos fibers damaging and scarring tissue.

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A diagnosis of mesothelioma can be devastating news. Not only must the newly-diagnosed individual deal with the physical signs and symptoms of the disease, but he or she is likely to worry about providing for his or her own medical care during his or her lifetime as well as the future of his or her family members. A mesothelioma lawsuit can provide compensation not only for present and future medical care and other expenses but provide financial peace of mind for family members.

Investigating Mesothelioma Claims Requires Resources

Numerous studies conducted by various agencies have established a link between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. This does not mean, however, that you are entitled to compensation just because your doctor diagnosed you with mesothelioma. Rather, important witnesses and evidence must be located and presented in order for your mesothelioma lawsuit to be successful. This requires a significant investment of time and resources.

For instance, a common defense made by the defendant (the person or entity from whom compensation is sought) is that your doctor misdiagnosed you; in other words, you do not truly have mesothelioma. The defendant may attempt to argue you have another disease or disorder whose symptoms are similar to mesothelioma. To counter this, your doctor’s testimony will be necessary and your medical records will need to be available for inspection.


Another common tactic defendants use to avoid liability is to claim your mesothelioma was not caused by exposure to asbestos at work. If your coworkers and supervisors are still alive, they can be interviewed about their knowledge of asbestos at your jobsites. Beyond this, any reports or investigations that might have uncovered asbestos at your workplace around the time you were working there can be helpful in proving your claim.

When you decide to file a mesothelioma lawsuit, it is important that you retain an experienced Mercer County mesothelioma attorney with the time and resources to handle your case so that you can recover the compensation you need as quickly as possible.


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