September 24, 2021

Mesothelioma

Massachusetts Mesothelioma Lawyers

Mesothelioma is a rare disease caused by exposure to asbestos. Because asbestos was used heavily in many industries, many consider mesothelioma an occupational disease. Massachusetts has the ninth highest mortality rate from mesothelioma, mostly because of the old buildings and industry in the state.

Danger Asbestos Warning SignMesothelioma can affect three different areas of the body, the pleura (lining the chest cavity), the peritoneum (lining the abdominal cavity) and the pericardium (the heart sac). Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of mesothelioma, affecting three fourths of all cases. Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second most common affecting one fifth of all cases. Pericardial mesothelioma is the least common, affecting only about one twentieth of all cases.

Mesothelioma comes in three different types:

  • Epitheliod โ€“ the most common and least deadly cell type.
  • Sarcomatoid โ€“ the least common and most deadly cell type.
  • Biphasic โ€“ a mix of the two other cell types, it falls in between the other two types for rarity and deadliness.

If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, your prognosis can be anywhere from a couple of months for advanced stage IV to a few years for stage I. If you believe that you were exposed to asbestos in your place of work or home, it is important that you pay attention to the symptoms of mesothelioma and consult your physician immediately if you notice any.

Our experienced Massachusetts mesothelioma lawyers will handle your mesothelioma claim with the care and focus that it deserves. We have gained compensation for countless mesothelioma victims throughout Massachusetts. Contact us today by emailing or calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732).