According to the CDC, over 45,000 United States citizens died from mesothelioma / asbestos from 1999–2015. That’s around 3,000 patients per year on average. The data shows just how devastating the results of this disease can be. Many times, victims of asbestos exposure are not able to afford the expensive medical treatments needed to fight mesothelioma. Diseases related to asbestos inhalation can leave victims and their loved ones in a tough spot financially.
If you have suffered a mesothelioma / asbestos related illness on the job, you may be entitled to a workers’ compensation settlement. At Work Injury Rights, workers’ compensation attorneys stand ready to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today to find out how you can file your claim and qualify for benefits. Call us at 954-833-5226.
What is Mesothelioma Cancer and What Are the Causes?
Mesothelioma is a debilitating form of malignant cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. There are 4 forms of mesothelioma:
- Pleural Mesothelioma – a type of cancer that lives in the lining of the lungs
- Peritoneal Mesothelioma – a type of cancer affecting the lining of the abdominal cavity
- Pericardial Mesothelioma – a type of cancer that affects the lining of the heart
- Testicular Mesothelioma – a type of cancer that develops in the lining of the testes
What Are Some Examples of Asbestos Related Diseases?
Victims who suffer from mesothelioma can develop other diseases like asbestosis or pleural disease. These aren’t cancers, so they are classified distinctly different from mesothelioma. Due to this, diseases like pleural disease cannot become mesothelioma.
However, some people get both. The latency period of asbestosis is shorter than mesothelioma. This is why some people may develop asbestosis a long time before they develop mesothelioma. It should be noted that experts believe that only around 15% of asbestosis patients will later develop the cancer.
Do You Know Your Options?
There are multiple forms of compensation available for mesothelioma cancer patients and their loved ones. Compensation depends on a few factors. You may file a workers’ rights compensation suit, or in more severe cases, you may choose to file a wrongful death suit. Regardless of what path you choose to go, we are here to simplify the process and make it as stress-free as possible, giving you more time to focus on your health and your loved ones.
If you have been exposed to asbestos, you should contact a mesothelioma / asbestos lawyer immediately because this kind of cancer is preventable, and exposure should not occur. It is your legal right to file a case against those who are responsible or seek workers’ compensation benefits.
Contact Our Work Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation Regarding Your Work Related Mesothelioma / Asbestos Case
Hiring an experienced legal firm well-versed in asbestos law is the best way that you can secure maximum compensation for your mesothelioma / asbestos disease. Our firm has a combined 45 years of experience in Florida handling these types of cases, and our team ensures this process is easier on you and your family because we will fight for your rights.
At Work Injury Rights, we are here to ease your financial burden, so we work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that you don’t have to pay anything upfront and only pay once you are awarded compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding your work-related mesothelioma / asbestos by calling 954-833-5226 or filling out a contact form here.