Fact Sheet About Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a serious condition that affects many Americans. The American Cancer Society, reports that mesothelioma, and asbestos exposure related diseases, are a serious problem. Some important stats about mesothelioma include:
- There are about 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed every year in the United States. These cases are the result of asbestos exposure many decades ago.
- The cellular linings that surround the heart, lungs and chest cavity, can all be affected by mesothelioma and asbestos exposure.
- While those who are known to have had exposure to asbestos materials in the past are encouraged and regularly checked for manifestations of their exposure to asbestos, for those individuals who do not know that they have ever been exposed to asbestos or are designated as having low risk of exposure to asbestos, there is no regularly administered testing or evaluation for signs and symptoms of mesothelioma.
Asbestos was a very popular building insulation material in the past, and many people may have been exposed to asbestos. Even people living in Sussex County run the risk of exposure and subsequent development of asbestos exposure-related conditions and diseases.
Common Types of Injuries Caused By Exposure to Asbestos
Asbestos is known to cause harm to those who are exposed to it. Breathing in asbestos fibers can lead to a number of significant medical conditions years in the future, including but not limited to:
Pleural Effusions, Plaques and Thickening
Lung tissue that is exposed to asbestos will become irritated and will try to protect itself by forming effusions (build ups of fluid), plaques (localized buildups or tougher tissue) and thickening (an overall thickening of tissues).
A very common condition that results from asbestos exposure is mesothelioma. It is a rare cancer affecting the thin layer of mesothelium cells that line the lungs, heart and/or abdominal cavity.
Another common condition resulting from asbestos exposure is asbestosis. It is a disease that inflames the lungs, and produces scarring of lung tissue.
Lung cancer is also common in victims who have been exposed to asbestos.
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We work closely with our Sussex County mesothelioma and asbestos exposure injury clients to ensure that they get the compensation that they deserve for their pain and suffering. We believe that you should not have to suffer alone just because the cause of your injury happened years ago, or even decades. Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C is here to help.
Investigating Mesothelioma Claims Requires Resources
As mentioned above, mesothelioma and other asbestos exposure-related injuries can develop many years after the victim’s exposure to asbestos. This time factor makes the investigation of a mesothelioma case a challenge. The extent of your injuries and how you were possibly exposed to the asbestos must be determined to add support to your claim. These types of cases require many hours of work and a lot of resources up front. Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has a team of highly competent and experienced mesothelioma lawyers who will do what it takes to build a strong case for you.
For starters, your mesothelioma lawyers will want to obtain a full report on your present condition and state of health, along with a prognosis of your condition. Further medical evidence will be useful in building your case, including medical records, medical reports, doctor’s notes, scans and test results, as well as any personal testimony of how your life is impacted by your medical condition.
Additionally, your mesothelioma attorneys will need to investigate your history to figure out how and when you were exposed to asbestos. Many victims come into contact with asbestos while on the job, while others are exposed to asbestos during construction or demolition projects. A thorough investigation will pinpoint when your exposure happened, and who should be held responsible for your injuries.
Mesothelioma claims are serious matters because the injuries associated with them are very serious. We understand that at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., and that is why we are dedicated to fighting for your rights. Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has experience and financial resources needed to help our clients get justice.
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