Idaho Mesothelioma Personal Injury Attorney
Mesothelioma is a malignant, lethal cancer that begins in the thin lining surrounding the lungs. There is no known cure for Mesothelioma and the end result, sadly, is a premature death. Because Mesothelioma is a malignant cancer, it can spread quickly to other linings around major organs, such as the heart, stomach, liver, testicles, etc. Doctors sometimes call it Pleural Mesothelioma when the cancer attacks the lining surrounding the lungs. Peritoneal Mesothelioma is the term used when the cancer attacks organs in the abdominal cavity.
Mesothelioma Lung Cancer occurs when the cancer spreads to the lower regional lobes of the lungs. If one is diagnosed with Mesothelioma, he or she has a greater likelihood of the cancer spreading to their lungs. Studies have shown that Mesothelioma increases the chance of lung cancer seven-fold.
Asbestosis is a lung disease caused when the inhaled asbestos creates a thickening of the lining surrounding the lung. When this thickening occurs, the lung has a tendency to adhere to the chest cavity, making it extremely difficult to breath. Those with Asbestosis report a number of symptoms: coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, a tight feeling across the chest, and a shortness of breathe (which can sometimes be remedied by the use of oxygen.) Asbestosis not only makes everyday living difficult, but can also lead to a shortened life for the victim.
Pleural Effusion is sometimes referred to ‘water on the lung.’ It is caused when the Pleura (the thin membrane covering of the lungs), fills with bodily fluids. When this occurs, the result is a painful sticking between the pleura and the lung during normal breathing.
Asbestos exposure has also shown to cause esophageal cancer and severe asthmatic attacks.
If you or a family member has been exposed to asbestos and been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, or other associated cancers, you and your family may have a strong claim for financial compensation, and it is critically important that you receive sound legal advice now.
For a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced Idaho mesothelioma attorneys, contact Craig Swapp & Associates right away at 1-800-404-9000, or use our convenient on-line questionnaire. Our asbestos litigation attorney will take the time to answer your questions and provide you with a choice of legal options.
And please remember, there is no legal fee for our services until we recover financial compensation for you and your family.