Malignant Mesothelioma (MM) is a cancer that affects the thin cell wall lining of the body’s internal organs. The prognosis for Malignant Mesothelioma is poor because the disease is usually diagnosed in its later stages after symptoms have appeared.
Malignant Mesothelioma occurs when asbestos lodges itself in the body’s internal organs. There is no known cure for Malignant Mesothelioma and doctors work to relieve symptoms and improve the quality of a patient’s life. Malignant Mesothelioma is known only to be caused by asbestos exposure.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Malignant Mesothelioma or an Asbestos-related disease, we are here to help you file a claim.
Malignant Mesothelioma Has 3 Known Types
Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Pleural Mesothelioma occurs in the pleura and lining of the lung.
Malignant Pericardial Mesothelioma: Peritoneal Mesothelioma occurs in the peritoneum and abdominal wall cavity.
Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Pericardial Mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the heart known as the pericardium.
How is Malignant Mesothelioma Diagnosed?
Malignant Mesothelioma is typically diagnosed with a needle biopsy. Diagnostic procedures may include X-ray, imaging scans, CT scans, such as computer topography or MRI, magnetic resonance imaging. A diagnostic biopsy is required for a cancer specialist to examine the cells before a definitive diagnosis is determined.
Malignant Mesothelioma Cell Types
Malignant mesotheliomas can also be classified into 3 main types based on how the cells are arranged:
- Epithelioid Mesothelioma: 50% to 60% of diagnosed mesotheliomas.
- Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma: 10% to 20% of mesotheliomas.
- Biphasic Mesothelioma (Mixed): 30% to 40% of mesotheliomas.
Median Survival Rate for Malignant Mesothelioma Patients by Stage
- Stage 1 – 21 months
- Stage 2 – 19 months
- Stage 3 – 16 months
- Stage 4 – under 12 months
Malignant Mesothelioma Symptoms Include:
- Chest pain
- Chronic cough
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Fever or night sweats
- Fluid build-up in lungs
- Heart palpitations
- Heart murmurs
- Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
- Orthopnea (dyspnea when lying down)
- Shortness of breath
- Thickening of Pericardial Layers
Malignant Mesothelioma Treatments
Conventional treatment options for Malignant Mesothelioma include chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
Chemotherapy drugs including Alimta® and Cisplatin have showed promising results in some Mesothelioma patients.
Types of Mesothelioma Lawsuits
There are 2 types of Malignant Mesothelioma lawsuits
A personal injury case can be brought by the Mesothelioma victim and must be filed within 4 years of the diagnosis.
Primary Asbestos Exposure: Mesothelioma is linked to direct contact with asbestos
Secondary Asbestos Exposure: Mesothelioma is linked to direct contact with an individual who came into contact with asbestos
A wrongful death case can be filed by a family member of the deceased Mesothelioma victim. There is a limited window in which a suit may be filed after a loved one’s death, so it is important to contact a Mesothelioma attorney as soon as possible. Other compensation for Mesothelioma can include:
- Compensation for Mesothelioma injuries through a workers’ compensation claim.
- Veteran’s benefits may be available if the victim was exposed to the asbestos while in the military.
Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
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Diagnosed With Malignant Mesothelioma?
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.
Call TOLL FREE 800.291.0963 right now to talk with a live Mesothelioma Counselor that can answer many of your questions and give you the peace of mind that you need.
Family Member Died From Malignant Mesothelioma?
If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.
We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.
Malignant Mesothelioma Latency Period
Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, asbestosis, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.
There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
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