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Malignant Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects the abdomen, lining of lungs, heart and major organs of the body. Mesothelioma cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos through the ingestion or inhaling of toxic microscopic asbestos fibers.  

Once Inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers get lodged in body tissue causing inflammation which leads to the development of Mesothelioma cancer. These microscopic asbestos fibers can lay dormant in your body for 10-50 years.    

Asbestos manufacturing companies knew of the deadly effects of asbestos exposure as far back as 1924 when the first Mesothelioma case was recorded in medical journals.     

Asbestos manufacturers also knew as far back as the early 1960s that secondhand asbestos exposure to the families of workers could also cause Mesothelioma.

What Are Mesothelioma Symptoms?

Mesothelioma Symptoms Can Include:   

Abdominal Pain & Swelling  

Bowel Obstruction  

Blood Clotting Chest  

Pain Under Rib Cage  

Chronic Cough (Can be Wet or Dry cough)  

Difficulty Breathing  

Difficulty Swallowing  

Fluid in the Lungs  

Lumps of Tissue in the Abdomen

Painful When Coughing  

Shortness of Breath  

Unexplained Weight Loss


Quick Facts About Mesothelioma Treatment 

Epithelioid Mesothelioma cell type is the most responsive to Mesothelioma treatments. 

Mesothelioma tumors are most likely to develop in the lining surrounding a patient's lungs or abdomen.    

Based on the patient's specific type of Mesothelioma, the treatment varies.

The average life expectancy for a malignant Mesothelioma patient is 6-18 months from date of diagnosis (American Thoracic Society and the British Thoracic Society).    

The statute of limitations for filing and an asbestos claim starts at the diagnosis, not at the point of exposure.

How is Mesothelioma Diagnosed?

Diagnosing Mesothelioma at an early stage is essential to have the best outcome possible with treatment.  

Since Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer, it is crucial for patients to have an examination done by a doctor who specializes in Mesothelioma cancer.   

Often, a misdiagnosis for Mesothelioma is bronchitis, pneumonia, and COPD in its early stages (1-2). If you have a history of asbestos exposure, you should see a doctor once a year to get tested.

Mesothelioma Diagnostic Methods

Blood Tests (Tumor  Markers)    
Chest X-Ray    
CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
Endoscopic Biopsies    
Imaging Tests    
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Laparoscopy    
Medical History and Physical Exam
MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)    
Needle Biopsies    
Open Surgical Biopsy    
PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography)    
Pulmonary Function Tests    
Removing Fluid for testing    
Test of Tissue Samples    
Tests of Fluid Samples    

Types of Mesothelioma

Pleural Mesothelioma [Lungs]
Peritoneal Mesothelioma [Abdomen
Pericardial Mesothelioma [Heart]
Abdominal Mesothelioma
Biphasic Mesothelioma
Epithelial malignant Mesothelioma
Chrysotile Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Malignant Mesothelioma Cystic Mesothelioma
Testicular Mesothelioma    

There are about 3500 Mesothelioma cancer cases diagnosed in the U. S. each year. 

Mesothelioma Stages 1-4

Statutes of Limitations is the period a Mesothelioma victim has to file a lawsuit. 

The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure varies from state to state.

The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma begins at the diagnosis or death, not the date of exposure.

An experienced Mesothelioma attorney can help you file a claim before your Statutes of Limitations expires.

Mesothelioma Life Expectancy

Doctors measure Mesothelioma Life expectancy in months. The median life expectancy for Mesothelioma Cancer patients is 12 to 21 months.  However, some patients have lived 10-15 years after being diagnosed with Mesothelioma.    

Mesothelioma life expectancy also varies with cell type, tumor location, years of asbestos exposure and the variety of treatments.   

Mesothelioma Life Expectancy Based on Stages 1-4 

Stage 1 — 21 months 

Stage 2 — 19 months 

Stage 3 — 16 months 

Stage 4 — 12 months

Who is Eligible for Asbestos Trust Funds?

More than 15,000 Americans Will Be Diagnosed With an Asbestos Disease Each Year.   

If you have a Mesothelioma diagnosis and can trace asbestos exposure from your military service, you may be entitled to compensation.

Our Mesothelioma lawyers will come to you, gathering all the information you need to file your Mesothelioma lawsuit. Many of our clients never have to leave the comfort of their home to receive compensation for asbestos exposure.   

Who is Eligible For Asbestos Trust Funds?   

Asbestos manufacturers of products and materials have admitted fault and set up trust funds to compensate workers for their asbestos exposure.   

There are more than 30 billion dollars in asbestos trust funds for patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer, asbestos lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases. If you know someone who has Mesothelioma, contact us to learn more about your legal rights for asbestos compensation.   

Workers diagnosed with Mesothelioma have legal rights and may be eligible to recover compensation from negligent asbestos companies and asbestos trust funds.   

Get a free consultation from an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer to know if you have a valid legal claim today.

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Mesothelioma Symptoms

   Mesothelioma primarily occurs in Veterans between the ages of 55-75   

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  Pleural Mesothelioma (lungs) accounts for 70-90% of all Mesothelioma patients.  

Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma Treatment

   The 3 main treatments for Mesothelioma are: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.  

Mesothelioma Prognosis

Mesothelioma Prognosis

  The average life expectancy is 12-21 months after a Mesothelioma diagnosis.  

Mesothelioma Survival Rate

Mesothelioma Survival Rate

 Mesothelioma primarily diagnosed in Veterans between the ages of 55-75 

Asbestos Lung Cancer

Asbestos Lung Cancer

  There is about 15,000 Asbestos-related cancers diagnosed each year in U. S. 

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  Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.  

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  About 600,000 victims have filed claims for damage from their asbestos exposure.

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma

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 25 Million People are at Risk for Developing Mesothelioma! 

Asbestos Jobsites

Asbestos Jobsites

  70-80% of people who develop Mesothelioma have worked on job sites!  

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Asbestos Products

  3,000 Asbestos containing products were used in the U.S.  

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  Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.  

Military Trade Workers


  There are 21.5 million living veterans that served in the U. S. military forces.  

Asbestos Companies

Asbestos Companies Lawsuits

  Asbestos Companies have put 25 Million People at Risk for Mesothelioma!