Diagnosed with Mesothelioma or Asbestosis? Call us to protect your rights.
Asbestos is a product that has been linked to causing severe disease, illnesses, and deaths. It was once believed that asbestos was safe and had many useful applications such as durability and fire resistance. Unfortunately, asbestos has been identified as an extremely touches substance that leads to debilitating illness and deadly cancerous diseases. The most deadly disease due to asbestos exposure is called Mesothelioma. This disease has been connected to exposure to asbestos fibers. Each year, 1,000s of people are diagnosed with asbestos-related Mesothelioma and Asbestosis.
Porter | Malouf, PA has represented numerous people affected by asbestos-induced illnesses and diseases. Our firm has achieved record verdicts and settlements. For example, our law firm obtained one of the largest asbestos-related personal injury verdicts - $150,000,000.
What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a very rare type of cancer that grows within the body’s mesothelium. Mesothelium is the membrane covering your internal organs. This form of cancer creates cells that rapidly multiplies and can easily spread from the localized cancer tumor to other parts of the body and inner organs.
Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, anemia, fever, abnormal blood clotting, and others depending on the location of the cancer tumors.
What are the Causes of Mesothelioma Cancer?
One of the most common causes of mesothelioma is environmental exposure to asbestos fibers in the workplace. In some cases, victims of asbestos-related illnesses and disease have been exposed to asbestos fibers in their home, apartment, or condominium.
A career that puts employees in an environment where asbestos dust is present is the most common situation in which our clients have acquired mesothelioma and other asbestos-caused illnesses and disease. Workers who work or have worked in the mining, shipbuilding, construction, automotive, heating and cooling, and asbestos manufacturing industries have an increased chance of toxic exposure to asbestos dust and fibers. The length of time in which the worker is exposed to asbestos also increases the chance that the work may contract mesothelioma or an asbestos-related illness.
In addition to these dangers, there are reports of workers and their families being at an increased risk due to the asbestos fibers and dust at home. This is due to the asbestos dust and fibers that may be on workers’ work clothes.
Get a Free, Confidential Mesothelioma Legal Case Evaluation
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or an asbestos illness, call Porter | Malouf, P.A. at 601-957-1173 right now. We will advise you if you have a claim and all of your legal options to recover monetary damages. Our goals are to provide you with excellent representation and most importantly, to get your life back on track.