Lawsuit for mesothelioma: Firstly, what is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a rare and fatal form of cancer that is linked to occupational exposure to asbestos. The disease arises from the mesothelial cells of the pleura, but can also occur in the
pericardium, peritoneum, and tunica vaginalis testis.
Cancer often results in psychological impairment, and lung cancer has been associated with greater morbidity and higher
levels of psychological distress than any other form. Chronic exposure to asbestos is a significant risk factor for development
of lung cancer, called mesothelioma.
Asbestos mining and uses of asbestos in the United States was very common in 1973
and started to decline over the next two decades. Mining of
asbestos finally ended in the United States in 2002.
Approximately two thousand seven hundred and fifty (2,750) mesothelioma deaths occurred
annually in the United States during 2011–2015. Approximately eighty percent
(80%) of these deaths were among males, and approximately ninety percent
(95%) were Caucasians.
Medical Treatment | Lawsuit for mesothelioma
Treatment options generally depend upon the patient’s clinical status and prognosis upon being diagnosed. First-
line chemotherapy includes different combinations and regimens of the following chemotherapy agents: peme-trexed, cisplatin, bevacizumab, carboplatin, gemcitabine, or vinorelbine. However, for patients who are suitable candidates,
surgical procedures might include pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) or extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP)
The two types of mesothelioma lawsuits are personal injury and wrongful death claims.
Personal Injury Lawsuit may be file by a person with mesothelioma against the companies responsible for exposing them to asbestos.
However, the Wrongful Death Lawsuit may be file by the family member of a deceased mesothelioma patient seeking compensation from companies responsible for exposing the patient to asbestos to cover medical bills, funeral expenses and lost income.
Typically anyone is eligible to file a mesothelioma lawsuit if you can provide documentation of the mesothelioma diagnosis. In addition, medical reports from the cancer center where you/your loved one were treated, and are within the statute of limitations. Above all, you must also present document of asbestos exposure history that caused the mesothelioma. Moreover, this can include employment records as well as detailed descriptions and testimony about the asbestos exposure.
Lawsuit for mesothelioma steps
Firstly, you must find an attorney who will prepare and file a written complaint with a court to start the legal process. After that, Responses and Discovery to your legal complaint, followed by Settlement or Trial. Finally, it’s conclude with Resolution.