Asbestos Exposure - Mesothelioma Attorneys

Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer, usually found in the lungs. This type of cancer is widely known to be caused by exposure to asbestos, a natural fiber that was once used widely in construction projects and consumer goods. Asbestos was heavily used in the 1950’s – 1970’s, but is now prohibited in construction. Once asbestos is inhaled, it cannot be exhaled. It will sit in patients lungs and over time can cause complications. It could take 15 years or more for complications to develop, so if you think you have been exposed, do not wait to seek help.

 

 

 

Common places for asbestos to be found:

  • Ceiling and floor tiles
  • Gaskets
  • Packaging
  • Joint compound
  • Heat insulation
  • Various types of paints
  • Automobile brake pads and shoes
  • And many other products

Types of Mesothelioma

There are three different types of mesothelioma, each targeting different organs in the body:

  • Pleural Mesothelioma – The most common type of mesothelioma cancer; develops on the lining of the lungs.
  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma – The second most common type of mesothelioma occurs in the thin cell walls surrounding the abdominal cavity; known as the peritoneum.
  • Pericardial Mesothelioma – A cancer which affects the pericardium, which is the lining surrounding the heart; this is extremely difficult to detect.

If you or a loved one has complications from exposure to asbestos, do not hesitate to call your local Syracuse mesothelioma law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP. Call us at (315) 529-1010 or reach us toll-free at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-529-1010).