MESOTHELIOMA FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Many industries have routinely exposed their workers to asbestos, including manufacturing, mining, construction, demolition, and more. Unfortunately, exposure to the mineral can lead to mesothelioma, an aggressive and incurable form of cancer.
Because asbestos was used in virtually every industrial, commercial, and residential project in Alabama throughout the 20th century, the risk of exposure remains today. Not only do these structures still contain asbestos, but people who used to work with the mineral – even decades ago – can develop mesothelioma because of previous exposure.
Developing mesothelioma on account of someone else’s failure to keep you safe is unjust. If you were diagnosed with the disease, contact the Alabama asbestos lawyers at Morgan & Morgan. For more than 30 years, we’ve been fighting for the rights of victims, recovering billions of dollars on behalf of our clients. While the price for pain is infinite, financial compensation can help ensure your family’s financial future is secure.
What is Mesothelioma?
Malignant mesothelioma is a deadly cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, or testes. Approximately 3,000 Americans face a mesothelioma diagnosis every year.
What Causes Mesothelioma?
Exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma. Some professions pose a greater risk of asbestos exposure, including:
What Are the Symptoms of Mesothelioma?
The early stages of the disease are generally accompanied by coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest or abdominal pain. Anemia, increasing pain, and difficulty breathing are common symptoms as the disease progresses.
Is Mesothelioma Curable?
Unfortunately, there is no cure for malignant mesothelioma. However, treatment options are available that can help extend the lives of patients. Most people undergo a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Generally, more treatment options are available if doctors identify the disease earlier rather than later.
How Can I Recover Compensation Following a Diagnosis?
Mesothelioma claims help the victims of mesothelioma recover damages for the costs of the disease. If you have mesothelioma, our attorneys will help identify the responsible parties and fight for your best interests. After over 30 years of trying cases in court, we know how much compensation you can get, and we’ll never settle for less.
Contact a Mesothelioma Lawyer in Birmingham
If you’re are Birmingham resident with mesothelioma, contact Morgan & Morgan immediately. When it comes to taking on the asbestos industry, size matters. With more than 400 attorneys and 50 offices nationwide, we have the resources and reach necessary to give you the best service possible. We can fly around the country, bring in more lawyers, and invest more in your case. At Morgan & Morgan, every client is treated like family with their cases handled personally. You’ll get a full team of lawyers and legal staff as well as 24/7 open communication with us via our mobile app.
Our Birmingham attorneys are ready to fight by your side to ensure your family’s financial security and get the justice you deserve. Find out what we can do for you by scheduling a free case review today.