Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Lawyers
Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. About 2,000 to 3,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Institute. Mesothelioma symptoms often appear 30 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos. Most people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma are men over the age of 65.
While asbestos exposure causes diseases ranging from lung cancer to colon cancer, mesothelioma is an especially grave diagnosis because the disease is always fatal.
Mesothelioma is cancer of the mesothelium, a thin membrane that encases the lungs, heart, and other internal organs. The mesothelium both protects and lubricates organs, allowing them to move against each other freely.
Pleural mesothelioma: The most common form of mesothelioma, pleural mesothelioma, is cancer of the pleura, the membrane that surrounds the lungs.
Peritoneal mesothelioma: The tissue that lines the abdominal wall and covers most of the organs in the abdomen is called the peritoneum. Cancer of this tissue is called peritoneal mesothelioma, the second most common form of the disease.
Pericardial mesothelioma: Cancer of the pericardium, the membrane surrounding the heart. This is a rare form of mesothelioma.
Testicular mesothelioma: Cancer of the tunica vaginalis testis, the mesothelial tissue surrounding the testes is also extremely rare.
If you have been diagnosed with any type of mesothelioma, you should contact an attorney at Savinis, D'Amico & Kane to discuss your rights. We may be able to help you recover financial compensation from those responsible for putting you at risk for this fatal disease.
It costs you nothing to learn if we can be of assistance to you. The initial consultation is free of charge and you will pay attorney fees unless we recover money damages for you. Don't delay. Contact our law firm today to discuss your rights.
From our offices in Pittsburgh, we represent clients from throughout Western Pennsylvania and across the nation.