According to the National Cancer Institute, only about 3,000 people each year are diagnosed with mesotheliomaAccording to the National Cancer Institute, only about 3,000 people each year are diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2012
In an effort to help the victims and families of those exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with the deadly cancer mesothelioma, The Sizemore Law Firm is pleased to announce the launch of MesoAuthority.com.
The largest online collection of asbestos and mesothelioma resource sites, MesoAuthority.com provides information on asbestos exposure, mesothelioma symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options, as well as legal options.
The Sizemore Law Group, led by veteran trial attorney J. Paul Sizemore, is one of the premiere mass tort, medical injury and catastrophic injury law firms in the nation. The firm has recovered over $150 million for victims and families of serious disease and medical injury, and has handled trials involving asbestos and mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the lining of the body’s organs in the chest and abdomen. Some of the most serious cases involve the pleural lining of the heart and lungs.
According to the National Cancer Institute, only about 3,000 people each year are diagnosed with mesothelioma. However, the disease has no known cure and the survival rate is extremely low compared to other forms of cancer.
The key to effective treatment of mesothelioma is early detection, which is difficult given the extremely long latency period of the disease. In many cases, symptoms of mesothelioma do not surface until 20 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos.
When mesothelioma symptoms do surface, they often mimic the signs of far less serious conditions. Symptoms of mesothelioma can include coughing, shortness of breath, fatigue and reduced respiratory capacity.
Mesothelioma has been linked almost exclusively to exposure to asbestos. The tiny particles of the substance become deadly when they are airborne and inhaled into the lungs.
Unfortunately, asbestos was used in countless products, building materials, industrial settings and automotive parts from the 1930s until the 1980s due to its strength, pliability and extreme resistance to heat and electricity. As a result, experts believe millions of workers and their families may have been exposed to the material.
The companies that mined, manufactured and sold asbestos, or used it in their products, are liable for the damages caused to those who have developed serious illness like mesothelioma as a result.
Thousands of mesothelioma lawsuits have been filed in the past decade with victims and families recovering amounts into the millions of dollars.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis, it is important to speak with a lawyer today about your legal options. The time to recover for your asbestos injury is severely limited.
Visit MesoAuthority.com or contact The Sizemore Law Firm today at (888) 440-3636 to learn more about your rights for a mesothelioma lawsuit.