Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 04, 2014
For decades SHRADER & ASSOCIATES, L.L.P. has been one of the country's foremost law firms specializing in mesothelioma, a rare yet lethal type of cancer that affects the protective lining of locations for many of the body's organs. Recently it announced new litigation services for clients suffering from one of the most common variants of the disease: peritoneal mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is caused by inhalation or ingestion of asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral that was once a common building material due to its low cost, fire resistance, and sound absorption, among other advantages. Mesothelioma occurs when tumors develop in the mesothelium, a membrane that forms the lining of many of the body's cavities.
Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second most common type of the disease. It accounts for about 10 to 20 percent of all cases. Peritoneal mesothelioma is named after the peritoneum, the lining that is found in the abdominal cavity. What makes peritoneal mesothelioma lethal like other variants of the disease is the poor or untimely diagnosis. It could take decades for symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pains, and coughing to manifest. Even when they do, they are often mistaken for signs of another condition, thus delaying timely response to the cancer. Also, peritoneal mesothelioma has a very poor prognosis; patients are expected to live for less than one year. However, life expectancy can increase with early detection and effective treatment.
At Shrader Law, well-trained attorneys are available to advise clients suffering from peritoneal mesothelioma of their rights to filing a claim in the court of law and compensation for their affliction. The law firm also provides more information on the disease, including signs or symptoms, diagnosis and treatment methods, and even medical centers for vigorous attention to the disease.
About SHRADER LAW & ASSOCIATES, LLP:
SHRADER LAW & ASSOCIATES, LLP is a law firm that specializes in cases involving people suffering from mesothelioma or diseases related to exposure to asbestos. Other types of cancers the law firm focuses on include lung, kidney, colon, and esophageal cancers. Shrader Law also provides resources for diagnosis, treatment, and management for work-related diseases. To date, the law firm prides itself in winning over $100 million in compensation for their clients. Shrader's Houston office is located at 3900 Essex Lane, Suite 390, Houston, Texas 77027; it also has an office at Glen Carbon, Illinois. Potential clients can reach the law firm by calling 713-782-000, or the toll-free number 1-877-637-6347.