Types of Mesothelioma
Representation for Patients with Asbestos Mesothelioma in the United States
Over the years, doctors have identified multiple forms of mesothelioma cancer.
The only known cause for mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, a product formerly used widely in manufacturing, construction, and a range of other industries. Asbestos fibers can lodge in the lining of the lungs, heart, and other organs, leading over time to scarring.
What Are the Types of Mesothelioma?
There are different forms of mesothelioma cancer:
- Pleural mesothelioma is the most common kind and affects the lining of the lungs.
- Peritoneal mesothelioma involves cancer of the abdominal cavity lining.
- Pericardial mesothelioma begins in the lining that surrounds the heart.
- Testicular mesothelioma is cancer of the testicular lining.
Most cases of mesothelioma are pleural or peritoneal. Symptoms of mesothelioma can take up to 20 or even 50 years to develop. Unfortunately, by the time symptoms do begin to show, the cancer has usually reached an advanced stage.
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Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Your Workplace?
Most victims of mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos at work. Employees at risk include:
- Construction workers
- Military personnel
- Railroad workers
- Factory workers
- Aircraft mechanics
- Contract workers
Family members of those exposed are also at risk, as asbestos fibers can be carried home on employees’ clothing, hair, and skin.
What Should You Do After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis?
If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma because of workplace conditions that led to prolonged asbestos exposure, you should discuss your case with an attorney who has nationwide experience. Our firm is passionate about protecting the rights of individuals exposed to harmful asbestos in the workplace.
Start today: Call BCH at (888) 367-7160 for a free case evaluation.