Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that forms on protective linings of the chest, the abdomen, the heart and the testicles. Many of the 3,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year can be traced to job-related asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma takes anywhere from 10 to 50 years to develop.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for mesothelioma, and the risk of developing the deadly cancer does not diminish over time, even after the exposure to asbestos ends. A mesothelioma diagnosis can be overwhelming; especially with looming medical expenses and the frustration of knowing the disease could be traced to asbestos exposure from your job.
A trusted and experienced lawyer can help victims of asbestos-related diseases and their loved ones receive the justice they deserve. Mesothelioma is not the only type of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Exposure to asbestos is also known to cause lung cancer.
Few law firms are more respected in the field of asbestos litigation than Weitz & Luxenberg. Dalton and Associates and Balick and Balick in partnership with Weitz & Luxenberg stand behind victims of asbestos exposure, helping them through a confusing and difficult time.
We prize personal client relationships and handle the legal burden, so victims of asbestos exposure can focus on their health and spend time with their loved ones. Many of the companies that produced, marketed, and distributed asbestos containing products are incorporated here in Delaware making Delaware courts the venue for prosecuting these companies for clients across he United States.
- MAYO CLINIC:
- The quantitative risks of
mesothelioma and lung cancer in relation to asbestos exposure
- NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE:
Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk