Pleural Mesothelioma: A Seasoned Grand Forks Attorney
While mesothelioma is a relatively rare form of cancer, pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of the disease. There is little question that asbestos exposure is the root cause of mesothelioma. Asbestos fibers are microscopic and most people who were exposed may not have been aware that they were inhaling the dangerous toxin.
Asbestos fibers generally have a jagged shape that causes inflammation that can lead to a range of insidious maladies, including asbestos-related lung cancer and asbestosis. Other complications may include diseases that impact the sac surrounding the lungs and chest cavity called the pleura. This sac lubricates the lungs and allows organs within the body to work together smoothly. When asbestos fibers are embedded in the pleura, the membrane becomes inflamed over time, leading to a variety of pleural asbestos diseases.
As a carcinogen, asbestos is known to cause cancer. When asbestos fibers embed themselves in the lining surrounding the lungs, an individual can experience severe respiratory problems. Changes in cell production can become malignant. Cancer in the lining of the lungs is the most common form of mesothelioma. This form of cancer is almost always fatal. Early diagnosis is difficult, as many unrelated diseases have similar symptoms, including:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath and breathing difficulties
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Persistent cough
- Excessive sweating and high fever
- Weight loss without dieting
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulties with swallowing
The Agility Of A Small Firm With The Resources The Big Firms Envy
Proving what companies or entities are responsible for asbestos exposure is challenging. David C. Thompson, P.C., in Grand Forks is up to the challenge. We draw on more than 30 years of experience to thoroughly investigate the potential sources of exposure. The legal records we have amassed over the years are strong resources for mesothelioma victims in North Dakota.
We have first-hand knowledge of what companies were responsible for installing asbestos-related materials in many buildings in North Dakota. We know what products were available to many industries and consumers, allowing us to put together a complete picture in building a strong case.
We work with individuals, families and often other lawyers who refer clients to the firm to maximize compensation for victims of mesothelioma. We are a small law firm with large resources. Our size keeps us agile and accessible. Our command of the law and experience in this highly technical area are clear benefits for clients of the firm.
Speak With An Attorney Dedicated To Getting Results
To arrange a confidential consultation and case evaluation with our accomplished pleural mesothelioma attorney, send us an email or call 701-213-4916. There is no fee unless we secure compensation on your behalf.