Malignant mesothelioma is a form of cancer that usually affects the internal organs of the body (mesothelioma), and it is brought about by prolonged contact with asbestos. Asbestos is used a lot in the construction industry because it is flexible and strong, and it occurs naturally. It is used in the making of most products used in different industries like roof shingles, insulation, cement, and even flooring products. When people inhale asbestos, tiny particles are usually trapped in their lungs and over a period of time, this usually leads to lung cancer, mesothelioma, breathing problems, or even lung damage that is permanent. In the US, there are 2,000 cases of mesothelioma diagnosed each year.
Harrison Barnes, A Professional Law Corporation lawyers are specialist construction site accident lawyers, and they have been fighting for the rights of workers in construction sites, especially those who suffer from mesothelioma. These Los Angeles lawyers have seen first-hand what mesothelioma does to families and individuals, and that is why they fight to win every case they take so that families and victims can get the compensation that will help them move forward.
The heart, the lungs and the abdomen are the three main areas where mesothelioma normally occurs. Pleural mesothelioma happens in the lung’s lining as well as the chest. It is the most common form of the disease. Peritoneal mesothelioma is another disease form, and it happens in one’s abdominal cavity while pericardial mesothelioma usually occurs in the sac surrounding the heart.
In the treatment of mesothelioma, the location and stage of the disease are some of the factors that are usually looked at. In addition, the victim’s health and age are also checked. Today, chemotherapy drugs are used to treat the disease in addition to other treatment forms such as:
Radiation Therapy: this is a treatment form that is used to shrink and kill cancer cells. The radiation is usually used while in a machine, or radiation materials are usually used and injected to the affected body part.
Surgery: usually entails the removal of the part that is affected by the cancer. In fact, if a victim suffers from pleural mesothelioma, the total removal of the diaphragm or lung is usually necessary.
Chemotherapy: the usage of anti-cancer drugs in the body to kill cells infected by cancer. A good number of anti-cancer drugs are normally given using an intravenous drip.
Damages related to mesothelioma can be sought by and for a loved one. Harrison Barnes, A Professional Law Corporation asbestos exposure lawyers can assist you in coming up with a suit against the party responsible for exposure to the asbestos. In addition, if a family member has been lost through mesothelioma, a claim of wrongful death can be filed by our Los Angeles lawyers so that just compensation can be given.
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