One of the most aggressive forms of cancer is sarcomatoid mesothelioma. It is associated with exposure to asbestos. At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, we understand the devastation that this painful condition can bring. If you or a loved one are suffering with this form of cancer, it is essential to seek legal assistance now so that you receive the compensation that you deserve. As experienced mesothelioma cancer lawyers, we have vast experience handling sarcomatoid mesothelioma cases.
What is Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma?
This type of cancer begins as a tumor that grows and spreads quickly. Symptoms take decades to develop, but when they do, patients may notice chest pain, difficulty breathing, persistent cough, sever upper body pain, and weight loss. Since the condition resembles other ailments, it is difficult to accurately diagnose. To pinpoint the problem, your doctor may perform chest x-rays, radiolgical imaging and blood tests, along with a biopsy. Unfortunately, the prognosis for a patient remains bleak. Following this diagnosis, most people are given only six months to a year to live.
How is Asbestos Related?
Nowadays, people are generally aware of the dangers that are associated with asbestos. When inhaled, the tiny needle like fibers lodge in the lung, and over time they can affect the lungs, or the lining of the lungs in very detrimental ways. Asbestos has commonly been used in insulation, building materials, and a myriad of other products. When particulate is dislodged from these materials, they can enter a person’s airways. Asbestos fibers then can become permanently trapped in the lungs. With time, this leads to inflammation, scarring, damage to cells, and cell reproduction. Although asbestos is dangerous and a known carcinogen, it was never banned in the United States. Both normal consumers and workers in occupational settings may have come in contact with this material, which puts them at risk.
How Our Law Firm Can Help
After being diagnosed with sarcomatoid mesothelioma, it is essential to act quickly because treatment is usually unsuccessful with this aggressive form of cancer, which means that there is a low likelihood of survival. For this reason, it is best to consult with a team of lawyers who experienced handling sarcomatoid type mesothelioma cases. At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, we will work directly with you and your family so that you receive adequate compensation for your suffering. From the beginning, we will fight for your rights while you fight for your life. We know the most successful ways of gathering evidence and proving a case. We will make sure that the guilty party pays for putting you or your loved one at risk. We will get your family the justice it deserves. Call us today.