Mesothelioma Health Conditions
The most common health conditions associated with asbestos exposure include mesothelioma and asbestosis. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer but is the most common condition associated with asbestos exposures. You may be entitled to compensation for mesothelioma
Mesothelioma develops in the mesothelium. The mesothelium is the thin tissue layer that covers most internal body organs. This rare cancer is categorized in three ways including pleural, peritoneal, or pericardial. Pleural mesothelioma affects the lungs of the body. Peritoneal mesothelioma affects the abdominal area of the body, and pericardial mesothelioma affects a person’s heart. The most common type of mesothelioma affects a person’s lungs. Unfortunately, all cases of mesothelioma are fatal. One of the worst parts of this diagnosis is that it has a long latency period, which means it is often not detected until there is no chance for a curative treatment.
Asbestosis is a lung condition marked with inflammation. Usually, this condition is a pre-cursor to mesothelioma. A person suffering from asbestosis may have scar tissue develop inside the lung, which will not allow it to contract or expand properly. Due to the issues with the lungs, an asbestosis patient may suffer from shortness of breath, coughing, chest pain, and permanent lung damage. There is no cure for asbestosis, and a patient can expect their symptoms and condition to get worse with time.
Asbestos Defense Lawyer
Case law has proven that the asbestos industry continued to use, process, and mine asbestos long after they realized there were dangers associated with the material. For this reason, if you or a loved one suffers from an asbestos-related death or illness, it is important to retain legal representation. At Mark Yampaglia Law PC, we will evaluate your case, investigate your unique situation including exposure, and determine whether your claim has merit for a legal case. If you contact us as your personal injury attorney, we can help provide you with the legal expertise needed for compensation on your asbestos-related injuries.