Mesothelioma is a rare form of a cancer, which at first, can resemble other similar conditions. Initial symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue, and chest pain. There are different types of mesothelioma, which can result from continuous exposure to asbestos. Asbestos, a fire-resistant fiber that was once regularly used in the manufacturing of thousands of consumer products, was eventually discovered to be harmful when released into the air and inhaled. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer you may be entitled to substantial compensation through filing a mesothelioma lawsuit against those who may be responsible for your exposure to asbestos.
The different types of mesothelioma, including:
- Peritoneal mesothelioma, which affects the abdomen and makes up approximately 15 to 20 percent of all mesothelioma cases
- Pleural mesothelioma, which is the most common form of mesothelioma and affects the lining of the lungs
- Testicular mesothelioma, a very rare form of the disease and found in less than one percent of all mesothelioma cases
- Pericardial mesothelioma, which affects the heart and is also a very rare form of mesothelioma
In addition to varying mesothelioma that affects different parts of the body, there are also varying mesothelioma cell types. These include sarcomatoid mesothelioma, epithelioid mesothelioma, and biphasic mesothelioma. There are also rare cell types, and in some cases, mesothelioma can be benign (non-cancerous).
Because mesothelioma typically results only from repeated asbestos exposure, it is more common for those who once worked in certain occupations to receive a mesothelioma diagnosis. For example, those who worked as firefighters or construction workers prior to current asbestos regulations may have been frequently exposed to asbestos. Mesothelioma, which is just one of the conditions that can result from repeated asbestos exposure, often takes at least 20 years to develop after exposure. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that mesothelioma can even take up to 71 years to manifest after exposure.
Receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis can be disheartening, and if you’ve already been working with an attorney, you may be pursuing monetary damages in a mesothelioma lawsuit. The wait time for a lawsuit settlement can be unpredictable, but knowing your family is taken care of can offer peace of mind. At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.