Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that can have devastating consequences for those who develop this condition. In most cases, this disease develops over a long period of time, years or even decades, and once the symptoms of mesothelioma become apparent, it has often reached an advanced stage in which treatment can be extremely difficult, leaving patients with a poor prognosis.
Mesothelioma is typically caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral substance that was, until recently, very common in the construction of new buildings because of its effectiveness as a cheap form of insulation. While asbestos use has been outlawed in all but the most minimal levels, far too many individuals remain exposed to this dangerous substance, whether because of the career field in which they work, the building in which they live, or even the places of worship they may frequent.
There are a number of different forms that mesothelioma can take, depending on where the cancer forms. The following are the different types of mesothelioma:
Regardless of the type of mesothelioma that an individual may suffer from, however, the risks to their health are equally serious in all cases.
If you have developed any form of mesothelioma as a result of being negligently exposed to asbestos, you may be entitled to pursue compensation in order to help cope with the effects of your illness. Our attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® fight for people in this situation, striving to get them the compensation they need. Call us today at (414) 271-0900 to find out what we may be able to do for you.