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Mesothelioma is a vicious form of cancer that has no cure. Unlike some other cancers that are isolated to one part of the body, mesothelioma attacks the tissue layer that covers numerous internal organs. Though typically associated with the lungs, this disease can also affect the heart, abdomen and testicles.
Most victims of pleural (lung) mesothelioma contracted their condition by breathing in asbestos fibers. This substance was used through much of the 20th century as a flame retardant in buildings, ships and other structures. The large majority of mesothelioma cases arise from work-related exposure. Industries that are particularly dangerous include:
Even if there is no connection to one of these industries, a dedicated mesothelioma lawyer can make a detailed review of your situation and identify the parties who are responsible for the illness.
Prim Law Firm, PLLC provides thorough advice and advocacy for West Virginia victims of asbestos-related disease and their families. Please call 304-721-4619 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your situation. Our office is in Hurricane.