Mesothelioma

Ohio Mesothelioma Attorneys

Mesothelioma AttorneysMesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Unlike most cancers, which can have many causes, mesothelioma has a direct cause: asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is not something that “just happens.” It is entirely preventable. If you have developed mesothelioma our Ohio mesothelioma attorneys can help you get the compensation that you deserve.

Types of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is cancer of the protective membrane which surrounds the internal organs. This membrane is called the mesothelium. There are three main types of mesothelioma, categorized by the area of the body which is affected.

  1. Pleural Mesothelioma: this cancer invades the lining surrounding the lungs
  2. Peritoneal Mesothelioma: affects the abdominal organs and sometimes the testicles
  3. Pericardial Mesothelioma: attacks the protective sac around the heart

Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma symptoms normally do not appear until decades after the asbestos exposure. Most patients are not diagnosed until the cancer has progressed too far to respond to treatment.  Pain management and other types of care may be very extensive for the mesothelioma patient and are absolutely necessary.

When mesothelioma is detected in the early stages advanced medical treatments can offer hope to some patients. In the past a mesothelioma diagnosis meant certain death within the year for virtually all patients. Today, five year survival is a possibility for those who get the right treatment and get it very early on.

 

Mesothelioma Takes a Heavy Toll on Loved Ones

Mesothelioma is known for being an extremely painful form of cancer. Loved ones can merely watch helplessly as the pain and suffering steadily get worse, knowing that it will ultimately lead to death. The physical toll of providing 24 hour care can be devastating. Loved ones may be forced to quit their jobs to provide this care.  This adds a financial burden in addition to emotional and psychological strain. If you are caring for a loved one with mesothelioma, please seek out a caregiver’s support group.

If you or a loved one has mesothelioma or any asbestos-related illness, please contact our Ohio Mesothelioma Attorneys.  Call or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge and if our Ohio mesothelioma attorneys agree to handle your mesothelioma claim, they will work on a contingent fee basis. This means they only get paid for their services if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before the expiration of the statute of limitations. Please call our Ohio mesothelioma attorneys right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.