Is mesothelioma a form of lung cancer?
No. Mesothelioma affects the sac, or membrane, that lines the interior of the chest or abdominal cavity, not the lungs.
I worked with asbestos a long time ago, can it still be the cause of my mesothelioma?
Yes. The effects of asbestos exposure are long term. It is not unusual for people to be diagnosed with mesothelioma 30, 40, 50 years or more after working with asbestos. Even if you worked with asbestos in the 50s or 60s, there may be a connection between your exposure and your illness.
Could smoking be the cause of my mesothelioma?
No. Mesothelioma of the chest membranes is called “a signal tumor for asbestos exposure” by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mesothelioma is only strongly associated with asbestos exposure. It is also not related to:
- Car fumes
- Paint fumes
- Chest x-rays
- Radon exposure
How do I know when I was exposed to asbestos?
If you worked in any of the following fields through the 1970s, it is likely that you may have been exposed to asbestos:
- Manufacturing of asbestos products such as insulation, roofing, brake pads, or others
- Automotive repair
- Construction or demolition
- Steel mills
- Shipboard or offshore work
If you worked in multiple fields or with different employers, it is possible that you received multiple exposures to asbestos.
How can a mesothelioma lawsuit help me and my family?
A mesothelioma lawsuit can help you and your family cover expenses related to the illness and to make up for lost income. This can get financial worries out of the way and help you focus on dealing with the emotional ramifications of the illness. A lawsuit can get compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship (consortium)
In addition, it can help many people come to terms with this tragic illness if they can point to a definitive cause and a person who is responsible.
How do I start my mesothelioma lawsuit?
Simply contact the injury lawyers in SC at McWhirter, Bellinger, & Associates, P.A., They can provide you with some free legal advice that carries no obligation whatsoever. Don’t wait, please call or email today.
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