Zealous Representation For An Aggressive Condition
Legal Representation For Mesothelioma Victims Across The Nation
A cancer that is caused specifically by the exposure of asbestos fibers, mesothelioma is quite rare and only approximately 3,000 people are newly diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos cancer every year. The condition is very difficult to diagnose, as the symptoms mirror the same symptoms of other diseases. This causes the disease to be difficult to treat as well, since it often goes undiagnosed until the end stages of the disease when the cancer has metastasized to other tissues and organs.
Although the cancerous form of mesothelioma is always fatal, proper treatment can extend the quality and quantity of life by months and even years. Therapies exist and are continually being developed to reduce the significant amount of pain felt by mesothelioma sufferers. The Throneberry Law Group advocates for the right to medical care and the full and fair financial compensation victims of asbestos cancer deserve.
What Is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma in its malignant form is a type of cancer that encases the tissues of the lungs, the heart or other internal organs. Although similar, it is not the same as lung cancer or asbestosis. The most prevalent form of mesothelioma is the “pleural” form, and is responsible for approximately 70% of meso cases. This is a cancer of the lining of the lungs caused specifically by exposure to asbestos fibers. This condition causes fluid in the lungs and chest cavity, and can cause difficulty breathing and chest pain.
The second most common form of meso is peritoneal mesothelioma, and is responsible for approximately 20% of cases. Peritoneal mesothelioma is cancer that affects the peritoneum, or the sac of tissue that holds the organs in the abdomen. Meso sufferers with this type often suffer from abdominal pain and swelling, fever, bowel problems and vomiting.
The most rare form of mesothelioma is that of the pericardium. Pericardial mesothelioma is cancer of the lining on the outside of the heart. This condition causes irregular heartbeat, coughing and severe chest pain.
The period of latency with mesothelioma (or the period of first exposure to the onset of symptoms) is about 30-40 years. This means that the average age of a mesothelioma patient is between 50-70 years old. Mesothelioma is an aggressive disease once malignant tumors are found, and most patients die from the disease in just a year to 18 months after being diagnosed. The prognosis is better if the cancer is caught in the earliest stages, but this is rare.
Take Immediate Action Now
Mesothelioma must be treated, in order to prolong life and control pain. The Throneberry Law Group can assist you in connecting with mesothelioma specialists who can provide you with a confirmed diagnosis and the best treatment and palliative care options available. In addition to helping you find the resources you and your family need, we fight for your rightful compensation for the financial burden that mesothelioma causes. In 2004, our principal attorney Michael Throneberry lost his own father in law to mesothelioma, and it is his personal experience that provides the passion and drive to fight for the rights of his clients.
Call us today at 888-506-1131 or email us online for a free, no-cost case evaluation.