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Mesothelioma Fact Sheet: Seeking Compensation when you are Suffering from Mesothelioma as a Result of Asbestos Exposure

Every year, thousands of Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that affects the mesothelium, the protective membrane around the body’s internal organs. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma after prolonged exposure to asbestos, you may be entitled to file a claim to seek monetary compensation for the costs associated with your illness.

  • Approximately 30% of mesothelioma patients are military veterans.
  • Mesothelioma can be treated in a variety of ways, including surgery, chemotherapy, gene therapy, and radiation therapy
  • Mesothelioma is linked with asbestos exposure, especially the inhalation of asbestos in its powder form.

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Mesothelioma Incidents

In Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania and throughout the United States, asbestos can be found in many older homes and commercial buildings. Know how to look for unsafe, crumbling asbestos and how to have it safely removed from your home or workplace.

Common Types of Personal Injuries

Mesothelioma affects the mesothelium, which is the protective membrane that encases the internal organs. Because the mesothelium can be found around various organs, so can mesothelioma. Each type of mesothelioma has unique symptoms, treatment methods, and survival rates. As with any other form of cancer, a patient with mesothelioma has a much better chance for a successful treatment if the disease is caught at an early stage.

Pleural Mesothelioma

The most commonly-diagnosed type of mesothelioma in the United States is pleural mesothelioma, which affects the pleura. This is the mesothelium around the lungs.


Pericardial Mesothelioma

A less common form of mesothelioma is pericardial mesothelioma, which is found in the mesothelium around the patient’s heart.


Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Peritoneal mesothelioma affects the peritoneum, the mesothelium that lines the abdominal cavity. This type of mesothelioma can spread through the body quickly, making it an especially deadly form of the disease.

Testicular Mesothelioma

The rarest type of mesothelioma is testicular mesothelioma, which affects the tunica vaginalis, the lining around the testes. Testicular 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 considering filing a claim with the party responsible for your asbestos exposure and resulting mesothelioma diagnosis, work with an experienced mesothelioma attorney in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Our team of experienced mesothelioma attorneys has more than forty years of experience working with mesothelioma cases.

Investigating a Mesothelioma Claim Requires Resources

A mesothelioma claim, just like all other types of personal injury claim, requires a full investigation to determine the scope of the victim’s illness as well as his or her financial needs. This investigation requires multiple pieces of evidence, some of which you might not be able to easily obtain. As your attorney, it is our job to obtain all necessary pieces of evidence for your claim and use them to their full potential when pursuing your monetary compensation.

Your attorney is not the only professional who plays a role in building your mesothelioma claim. Your doctor or any other medical professional with whom you have a record of interaction with can also provide valuable insight regarding your diagnosis and ongoing treatment.

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A mesothelioma claim, just like all other types of personal injury claim, requires a full investigation to determine the scope of the victim’s illness as well as his or her financial needs. This investigation requires multiple pieces of evidence, some of which you might not be able to easily obtain. As your attorney, it is our job to obtain all necessary pieces of evidence for your claim and use them to their full potential when pursuing your monetary compensation.

At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., we have the professional network and resources necessary to procure every piece of evidence you need for your claim. By examining your unique circumstances and financial needs, we can get the pieces of evidence that best support your claim. Do not compromise your case by working with a firm that has fewer resources.

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