Mesothelioma And Its Link To Asbestos
Mesothelioma is a specific type of cancer that is directly linked to asbestos exposure. The risk for developing this incurable disease is often related to the extent and duration that a person has exposed to asbestos fibers. Unfortunately, mesothelioma is not easily diagnosed and many people are in the late stages of the cancer before they learn of the disease.
Mesothelioma gets its name from the membranes in the body that the cancer attacks. The mesothelium is a thin membrane that lines several body cavities to protect internal organs and provide a lubricated surface to allow smooth movement within the body cavity.
The mesothelium is divided into several parts. The pleura is the membrane that protects and lubricates the lungs and chest cavity. The pericardium is the membrane that covers the heart. The peritoneum refers to the mesothelial cells that line the abdominal cavity. As asbestos fibers damage the mesothelial cells the harm can progress into a malignant tumor. Pleural mesothelioma, which attacks the membrane surrounding the lungs, is the most common form of cancerous mesothelioma.
An Experienced Legal Team In Grand Forks To Fight For Your Rights
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, including mesothelioma, experienced legal representation is vital to protecting your rights and ensuring that your family is provided for financially. We are dedicated to aggressive advocacy for members of the community who have been harmed by asbestos.
While the link between asbestos and mesothelioma is well-established, your lawyer needs to know how to show who should be held responsible for the asbestos exposure. With more than 30 years of experience handling complex asbestos litigation cases in North Dakota, we have an extensive database identifying asbestos-laden products that were available in the local marketplace, as well as the industries, businesses and occupations that exposed members of the local community to asbestos. We have the skill, resources and drive to connect the dots to build a strong case aimed at optimizing compensation for victims and their families.
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National firms often turn to David C. Thompson, P.C., in Grand Forks, for our dedication to seeking justice. To arrange a consultation with a respected mesothelioma attorney, or to refer a client to the firm, call 701-213-4916 or contact us online.