Mesothelioma Basics

Mesothelioma Basics

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. While mesothelioma is not curable, early diagnosis and timely treatment can significantly ease the symptoms and prolong life. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important to explore your legal options. You may be able to obtain compensation for your many hardships, including medical bills, wage loss, and pain and suffering.

We represent people with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. We understand that time is very important to our clients. Our Tennessee mesothelioma lawyers work in a timely manner to help our clients achieve the compensation they need and deserve.

Asbestos & Mesothelioma Facts

Virtually all cases of mesothelioma can be linked to asbestos exposure. When asbestos particles are inhaled or ingested, they can get lodged in the mesothelium — a thin, protective membrane that lines the lungs and other internal organs.

The symptoms of mesothelioma do not appear until 20-30 years or more after initial exposure. The two major forms of mesothelioma are:

  • Pleural mesothelioma: Affecting the lining of the lungs, symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include difficulty breathing, fluid buildup in the lungs, persistent cough and shortness of breath.
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma: Affecting the lining of the stomach and abdomen, peritoneal mesothelioma symptoms include abdominal pain, loss of appetite, vomiting and anemia.

If you suffer from mesothelioma, you may wonder how you were exposed to asbestos. Our attorneys are adept at uncovering the root causes of asbestos exposure and have successfully handled numerous asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits. We can help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.