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What Is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the mesothelium, a lining tissue that surrounds various organs and body cavities, controlling fluid transfer and lubrication inside the body. Along with conditions like asbestosis and lung cancer, mesothelioma is closely linked to past asbestos exposure. Our attorneys, representing residents of Boston, Malden, and Somerville as well as other nearby communities, specialize in mesothelioma litigation and can help your family seek compensation for asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma and Asbestos

Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma. In the decades over which our attorneys have handled mesothelioma lawsuits, no instance of the disease has definitively been tied to another cause. If you or someone you love was exposed to asbestos in the workplace or elsewhere, it is important to see a doctor immediately to check for signs of illness.

It is believed that mesothelioma is caused when asbestos fibers inhaled and deposited in the lungs work their way into the mesothelial lining surrounding the lungs, abdomen, or heart. Over time, accumulating fibers build up into mesothelial plaques, causing cancerous growths.

Mesothelioma Diagnosis and Treatment

There are several types of mesothelioma, classified according to which area of the body they affect. Each type displays somewhat different symptoms. Individuals who worked with asbestos or used asbestos-containing products should especially watch for shortness of breath, wheezing, pain in the chest or abdomen, fatigue, and blood in the mucous. It is also crucial to maintain close communication with your doctor and attend regular checkups. Diagnosis typically requires X-ray imaging and lung function tests, as well as a CAT scan or MRI.

Once mesothelioma has been diagnosed, it is crucial to begin treatment as soon as possible. Mesothelioma treatments include radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery to remove cancerous growths. Though there is no reliable cure for the illness, modern treatment is able to slow the disease significantly, adding years to the patient's life in many cases. Additionally, medical researchers are actively exploring new treatment options that may prove even more successful in controlling mesothelioma.

Contact Our Asbestos and Mesothelioma Attorneys

Contact the law firm of Rodman, Rodman & Sandman, serving Malden, Boston, and all of Massachusetts, to discuss your mesothelioma case with our asbestos attorneys. We aggressively seek ample compensation for your illness so you can focus on getting the treatment you need as soon as possible.