When people are exposed to asbestos fibers for any appreciable period of time, they are often inhaling fibers that can ultimately prove fatal. Unfortunately, many people who suffer this fate do not realize that they are at risk for several years or even decades after the exposure took place, and even more unfortunate is the reality that mesothelioma is usually a terminal diagnosis.
Therefore, people who are diagnosed with this terribly painful disease need to seek the immediate help of experienced mesothelioma lawyers who have helped clients stand up for their legal rights many times in the past. Below is a brief introduction to mesothelioma and to what types of remedies could be available for someone who is forced into this position.
Mesothelioma is a relatively rare form of cancer that attacks the lungs and the inner chest wall that sits near several fibers that protect these areas of the body. When asbestos fibers are inhaled over time, they tend to become lodged in the lining of the lungs after the body attempts to expel them and fails to do so.
Over time, these fibers tend to spread over blood vessels and other vital structures within the respiratory system, and eventually this leads to a loss of lung capacity and eventually to a loss of the ability to breathe. Since it usually takes so long to realize what is wrong, mesothelioma is often terminal by the time it is discovered. While there are treatment options that include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, there is no known cure for this disease.
When someone discovers that he or she has mesothelioma, the most difficult aspect of attempting to enforce his or her legal rights is usually deciphering when and where the patient was exposed to asbestos. There have been cases where it has taken as long as 50 years for someone to develop this disease after the exposure at issue.
However, if someone can trace the exposure, it’s possible to file a mesothelioma lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for that exposure. If such a lawsuit is successful, the plaintiff could recover damages that compensate him or her for medical costs both in the past and in the future as well as lost income and for pain and suffering. Pain and suffering damages in mesothelioma lawsuits can be significant in amount because the disease is progressive, involves excruciating treatment protocols and involves a gradual loss of the ability to breathe comfortably.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should assume that it’s because of exposure to asbestos. Therefore, your next step should be to seek the help of mesothelioma lawyers who have helped many clients obtain a justified recovery in the past. Contact Parilman & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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