Suffering from Mesothelioma Due to Asbestos Exposure?

Our Woodland Hills Workers' Compensation Attorney Can Help

Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. While the use of asbestos has decreased in the United States due to its lethal health effects, many people who were exposed even 20-50 years ago now face life-threatening cancer caused by this insulation and fire-resistant material.

Mesothelioma commonly develops after exposure to asbestos in workplaces such as industrial settings, old houses, auto repair shops, public buildings, schools, and shipyards. The cancerous fibers lodge in the mesothelial tissue and create tumors that can be deadly if left untreated. At Malter Law Corporation, our Woodland Hills workers' compensation lawyer understands the life-altering impact that mesothelioma can have on an individual, and we are here to help.

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Mesothelioma and Common Symptoms

Symptoms of this disease include shortness of breath, pain near the tumor, fatigue, fluid buildup, bowel obstruction, and weight loss. Mesothelioma is often diagnosed using image scans, biopsies, staging, and blood tests. Once detected, a variety of treatment options are available, including chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation.

The three main types of mesothelioma are:

  • Pleural: this cancer attacks the lining of the lungs and is the most common type of mesothelioma, representing about 75% of cases.
  • Peritoneal: this type focuses on the lining of the abdominal cavity. The treatment with the most success is a combination of heated chemotherapy and surgery.
  • Pericardial: this cancer develops on the lining of the heart and is very dangerous. It is difficult to treat because of the location of the tumors, and it represents about 1 percent of cases.

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For more than 40 years, our Southern California workers' comp lawyers have helped clients receive the compensation they deserve. In order to increase your chances of filing a workers' compensation claim related to mesothelioma, it's important for you to know that simply being exposed to asbestos fibers or particulate matter during your employment is enough to establish a case. No negligence or lack of warning is needed, and establishing the exposure and resulting disease is sufficient enough evidence for us to handle your matter.

We can also handle civil matters regarding mesothelioma. We can file a lawsuit against the company or companies that are responsible for your exposure, or file a claim with an established asbestos trust fund. This allows us to represent victims of asbestos exposure across multiple spectrums.

We can work with you to seek justice for your case. You are entitled to compensation for your hospital bills and other damages caused by this devastating disease, so let us fight for you with persistence and diligence.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Southern California, don't hesitate to contact us!

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