Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 29, 2014
Malignant mesothelioma, a type of cancer that affects the protective lining of several body cavities, is linked to exposure to asbestos. And pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of this very rare but very lethal disease. Recognizing this, Shrader & Associates, LLP, just announced new resources for compensation regarding this particular variant of mesothelioma.
Although asbestos had been commonly used for several construction and manufacturing applications for centuries, it began to fall out of favor in the 20th century when workers with the most exposure to the material—like firemen, factory workers, and plumbers—developed serious health issues. Mesothelioma was eventually identified as one of the main diseases caused by inhalation or ingestion of asbestos. The condition is characterized by tumors developing on mesothelial tissue.
Pleural mesothelioma—which is named for the pleural cavity, where the lungs are located—account for 75 percent of all cases. This variant of mesothelioma is characterized by excess fluid in the pleural cavity, which causes the victim to have chest pain, cough, and experience shortness of breath.
Over the years, the United States has passed legislation for the regulation or ban of asbestos. At Shrader & Associates, LLP, well-trained attorneys assist victims with their concerns according to U.S. law. Free consultations provided by the law firm include informing them of their rights to compensation and filing a claim in the court of law. And now, Shrader & Associates, LLP will also lend a hand in the medical side of things. Pleural mesothelioma victims will now be directed to the new lung disease center at the Baylor College of Medicine, where they can receive top-notch, personalized care and treatment.
Dr. David Sugarbaker, who oversees the new lung cancer center, is an internationally recognized leader in mesothelioma. Sugarbaker has played a major role in advancing the research in molecular markers in mesothelioma, as well as the possibilities of surgery for the disease.
About Shrader & Associates, LLP:
Headquartered in Houston, Texas—with an additional office at Glen Carbon, Illinois—the law firm of Shrader & Associates, LLP specializes in representing people suffering from mesothelioma, which is most commonly linked to exposure to asbestos. The law firm has settled for more than $100 million in compensation for their clients via verdicts and settlements. The firm's Texas address is 3900 Essex Lane, Suite 390, Houston, Texas 77027. Shrader & Associates, LLP may be contacted by dialing 713-782-0000.