Mesothelioma is an extremely serious medical condition. It hurts families around the country, and the prognosis for mesothelioma is usually not good. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you are more than likely eligible for financial compensation. The attorneys at Wilson Kehoe Winingham can help.
What Is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer. The tissue lining your heart, stomach, lungs, and other organs is known as the mesothelium. The main purpose of this tissue is to lubricate your organs. The mesothelium cells release a lubricating fluid allowing your organs to move and function properly within your body.
The mesothelium also enables the transport of important bodily factors from tissue to tissue. Growth factors and cytokines can be synthesized with the help of the mesothelium. It also aids in healing. The full function of the mesothelium may not be completely understood. It may play a role in protecting against infection and the metastasis of tumors.
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium. It’s an extremely rare and serious condition. Most people develop mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos particles at their workplace. These particles are typically inhaled, meaning mesothelioma often begins in the lungs. It can take a significant amount of time to develop. Sometimes it won’t make itself known until years after leaving a workplace with unchecked asbestos.
Common symptoms of mesothelioma include the following:
- Pain under the rib cage
- Abdominal pain, swelling, or lumps
- Unexplained weight loss
- Breathing difficulties
Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation are typically used to treat mesothelioma. However, this disease is usually not caught until it is quite advanced. This makes mesothelioma difficult to treat and recover from.
You Can Be Compensated
Mesothelioma almost always results from working in a building with asbestos. Over 90% of malignant mesothelioma cases are caused by asbestos exposure. It’s your employer’s responsibility to keep your work environment a safe place without significant health risks. If your employer failed to do so and this resulted in you developing mesothelioma, you are more than likely eligible for compensation.
Mesothelioma can be a terminal diagnosis. In these cases, the emotional burden on the family is extreme. It can be further exacerbated by medical costs. Cancer treatment can be expensive, even with the help of insurance. Especially when mesothelioma may result in the death of the primary earner in a family, financial concerns can be extremely dire at this time.
Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit allows you to recover these costs, protecting your family from a financial burden. You may be eligible to have all of your treatment paid for, in addition to compensation for the wrongful circumstances in which you contracted this severe illness. In cases where mesothelioma leads to death, families may also be able to file wrongful death suits.
You and your family shouldn’t have to suffer financially in addition to this serious illness. The WKW team of attorneys can help you get the money you deserve. Contact us to learn more about compensation you can receive for your mesothelioma diagnosis. Call a Mesothelioma Lawyer Indianapolis today at 317.920.6400 or toll-free at 800.525.8028