Mesothelioma & Asbestos Lawyers from detroit are here to help you!
Mesothelioma, and specifically malignant mesothelioma, is a rare kind of cancer that is caused by asbestos and affects the cells of the mesothelium, which are within the inner linings of the body’s organs.
Mesothelioma generally results in death, and treatment is extensive and expensive.
A large percentage of the populations who specifically work in careers in which they are exposed to asbestos suffer from this form of cancer. Asbestos can be inhaled or ingested. Sadly, family members or other individuals who wash the clothing of individuals who have been exposed to asbestos, also suffer the risk of a mesothelioma diagnosis. Furthermore, if you are a smoker, the severity of this type of cancer can be further exacerbated.
Unfortunately mesothelioma has little treatment available and is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. Individuals with long histories of employment in automotive factories, construction sites, or dealing have the highest level of exposure to asbestos and the likelihood of suffering from this condition.
Asbestos has been widely used in many industrial products, such as cement, roof shingles, flooring products, textiles, and insulation. Anyone having exposure to these products as a result of occupational requirements are entitled to an award.
In the mid-20th century, US Navy vessels were built using asbestos to protect the ship from chemical damage. Sadly in retrospect, this chemical matter itself has resulted in the claims of mesothelioma brought by navy veterans.
There are different types of mesothelioma and each is defined by the organ which is affected.
Pleural Mesothelioma is one of the most common forms of mesothelioma diagnosed in 75% of the population. This type of cancer affects the pleura, which is the tissue lining of the chest cavity that encloses the lungs.
Peritoneal Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the peritoneum. Peritoneum is the thin membranes that lubricate and protect the abdominal cavity and once this area is affected it prevents the abdomen from functioning properly.
Pericardial Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the lining of the heart and is very dangerous and also the rarest form of mesothelioma.
Those who have worked in the US Navy, car manufacturing plants, industrial plant workers, aircraft mechanics, miners, auto mechanics, firefighters, metal workers, insulators, HVAC repair workers, shipyard workers, power plant workers, hairdressers, boiler workers, cement plant workers and construction workers are some of the individuals that may have been exposed to dangerous asbestos levels and may be entitled to damages for injuries suffered.
Damages tend to be extensive if litigated correctly, but there is a need to bring such claims quickly and adequately to protect your rights.