Mesothelioma

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INTERNATIONAL FALLS & DULUTH MESOTHELIOMA LAWYER

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer caused from exposure to asbestos. You may have heard about the various dangers of asbestos and the increased risk of lung cancer, ovarian cancer and other serious health conditions that can result from exposure. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or other cancerous conditions due to the exposure of asbestos, then you could be eligible for financial compensation.  Contact the trusted team of asbestos attorneys at ShermoenJaksa Law to discuss the possibility of filing a Mesothelioma lawsuit.

ASBESTOS EXPOSURE AND MESOTHELIOMA EXPLAINED

Asbestos is made up of teeny fibers which can break apart, float in the air and get into your lungs.  During the 1950’s through the early 1980’s many workers had extensive exposure to asbestos with little or no breathing protection or warnings to the serious dangers of asbestos exposure.  This was done, despite it being proven, that the asbestos companies knew for decades of the dangerous product millions of factory, mine and other employees were being exposed to on a daily basis.  Even if you were exposed 30-40 years ago, the symptoms may have only developed recently. This is why there have been so many instances of mesothelioma and asbestos related disease in the past twenty years.

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that can strike the stomach, the heart and the lungs. Pleural mesothelioma affects your lungs and results in symptom such as chest pain, shortness of breath and coughing up blood.  Pericardial mesothelioma is the term of cancer that affects your area around the heart. Symptoms include irregular heartbeats, shortness of breath and chest pain. Peritoneal mesothelioma impacts your stomach area and the lower abdomen including your liver and intestines and includes symptoms of sudden weight loss, abdominal pain and anemia among many other symptoms.

RISK FACTORS OF MESOTHELIOMA

If you are experiencing any of these painful symptoms then it is a good idea to get checked out by your doctor. You may not even realize that you have been exposed to asbestos in the past as it was once used in many popular household products including:

  • Insulation for buildings. The Department of Health is constantly on the lookout for buildings where asbestos may be present but often it is too late.
  • Cigarette filters
  • Pipes and engine parts
  • Clothing, tablecloths
  • Brake pads and other mechanical parts

Keep in mind that symptoms of mesothelioma can take as much as 50 years to develop which means exposure when you were a child may only now be impacting your life.

NORTHERN MINNESOTA ASBESTOS LAWYER

Instances of Mesothelioma across Minnesota are frightening including recent cases in Northeast Minneapolis, the paper mills of Northern Minnesota as well as the taconite mines of the Iron Range.

The scary thing about Mesothelioma is that often the symptoms do not appear until decades after exposure to asbestos. What this means is that if you or a loved one has been in contact with asbestos at any time in your life, you could be at risk for this serious cancerous condition.  If you have been affected by Mesothelioma then you deserve financial compensation for your pain and suffering. Living with this type of cancer is a daily battle for you and your family. Let our leading Northern Minnesota mesothelioma lawyer assist you and help you see your options for legal action and compensation clearly. Contact our team in International Falls, MN office at (218) 283-4494 or Duluth, MN office (218) 625-2270 for a free initial consultation.