Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure that affects the tissue lining a person’s organs. Doctors break the disease down into one of three types depending on where the cancer is in the body: Mesothelioma on the lining of the lungs is known as pleural mesothelioma; mesothelioma on the lining of the abdomen is known as peritoneal mesothelioma; and mesothelioma on the lining of the heart is known as pericardial mesothelioma. Symptoms of the disease depend up which type of mesothelioma affects the person. However, one trait they all have in common is a high latency period. This means that it can take up to 50 years after asbestos exposure for a person’s symptoms to start showing. Consequently, individuals who suffered exposure to asbestos should get regular medical examinations in order to identify mesothelioma as early as possible.
Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases can take a toll both on the person diagnosed as well as on their family. We have years of experience dealing with these sorts of cases, and we understand the sensitive emotional issues involved in mesothelioma suits, in addition to the complex legal questions. However, these diseases impose more than just emotional costs. They also create tangible medical expenses for which victims deserve compensation. Our team of mesothelioma lawyers performs an intensive investigation into our clients’ cases and fights for them to ensure that the cost of testing and treatment are borne by the parties responsible for the injuries in the first place. But, we will fight for more than just a client’s medical expenses. We also work to recover the other costs of mesothelioma, like pain and suffering, lost wages, and loss of support or inheritance. While no amount of money can truly make up for a victim’s injuries, at least it can provide for the future stability and security of loved ones in these uncertain times, while ensuring that those responsible for the injuries are brought to justice.
Our firm has received a variety of awards and recognitions for our superior skill, ethics, and professionalism. We have been listed in the top 500 plaintiffs’ lawyers in America by Lawdragon and in the top 100 trial lawyers in New York by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. We have also received Martindale Hubbell’s® AV® Preeminent™ rating, their highest rank for professional excellence, and a Super Lawyers® ranking from Thomson Reuters. But, our success goes beyond awards to tangible results that you can judge for yourself. Our team of mesothelioma lawyers has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for first responders at Ground Zero, and $35 million for a US Navy machinist mate who suffered asbestos exposure. And, those are just some of the many successful cases that we have brought on behalf of victims of asbestos exposure.
Our mesothelioma lawyers have a combined 150 years of experience handling asbestos exposure cases. While this experience certainly benefits our clients in the courtroom, it also does more than that. It lets us understand the importance of client service in these situations. We know that these diseases have powerful emotional ramifications, and we support our clients throughout the process. Even though our offices stretch across the country, we have not lost sight of the value of personalized attention to each and every one of our clients. And, you can find out how true this is yourself by scheduling a free initial consultation today.