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Mesothelioma is a rare form of terminal cancer that affects the mesothelial cells of an organ, which form a protective lining around them. This cancer is caused by inhaling the microscopic fibers found in asbestos, a naturally occurring, fibrous mineral used for insulation in construction, shipbuilding, engineering and scientific industries. Since these industries are very prevalent in the Buffalo and Niagara area of New York, many workers here may be at an increased risk.
The Most Common Types of Mesothelioma
- Pleural mesothelioma – the most common type of mesothelioma. It affects the lining of the chest cavity and lungs
- Peritoneal mesothelioma – the second most common type, which affects the cells lining the inside of the abdomen
- Pericardial mesothelioma – The most rare type of mesothelioma, which affects the cells that form a protective sack around the heart
All types of the disease are terminal, so it is absolutely necessary to seek recovery against the negligent party who caused the asbestos exposure or failed to protect you from it. The mesothelioma lawyers of Feroleto Law have the experience, dedication and passion necessary to do this and will fight for your rights.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
Although symptoms can take several years to develop (as many as 15 to 50 years), they can be linked to asbestos exposure from the past. Here’s a list of common symptoms to look for:
- Shortness of breath
- Constant chest pain
- Accumulation of fluid in the chest
- Coughing up blood
- Weight loss
Some of these symptoms can be linked to other disease and old age, so a CT scan is usually necessary for a definitive diagnosis.
It is a proven fact that mesothelioma is caused by asbestos, so to win a lawsuit, victims must be able to prove when and where they were exposed to asbestos during their work history. This can be easily determined in some cases, but you will need an experienced personal injury lawyer to litigate on your behalf and ensure that you will get any compensation you and your family deserve, including:
- Current and future medical bills
- Current and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship (for wrongful death suits)
If you live or work in the Niagara or Buffalo, New York area and have recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact our mesothelioma lawyer today to schedule a complimentary case evaluation. Although there is no amount of money that can restore your health, we will help ensure that your family is not burdened with the financial costs and that the party responsible is held accountable in the court of law. No recovery, no fee.