Exposure To Asbestos Is Linked Mesothelioma.
Find Out How To Protect Your Rights If You Are Injured!
Exposure to asbestos can cause all sorts of serious health problems. When asbestos fibers enter the lungs, the fibers can cause or contribute to a wide variety of illnesses, including mesothelioma, a form of cancer. In almost all cases, mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos exposure in a work environment accounts for approximately 75 to 80 percent of all cases in the United States.
At the Shelton Law Group, we work tirelessly on cases involving people suffering from the effects of exposure to asbestos in Louisville, Lexington and throughout Kentucky. Even if you clearly know how you or a loved one contracted mesothelioma, gathering the proof you need to build a strong case can be extremely complicated. Sometimes, the person or business that owns the building or factory where you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos will deny any wrongdoing. That’s why it’s critical you have an experienced, results-oriented Louisville mesothelioma lawyer working for you.
Mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs, the pleura (chest cavity) or the peritoneum (abdomen). A layer of specialized cells forms tissue called mesothelium. The mesothelium helps protect the organs by producing a special lubricating fluid that allows organs to move around. Tumors of the mesothelium can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). A malignant tumor of the mesothelium is called a malignant mesothelioma. Because most mesothelial tumors are cancerous, malignant mesothelioma is often simply called “mesothelioma.” Although the disease is much more commonly seen in 60-year-old men, it has been observed in women and young children as well. Mesothelioma can strike anyone at any age. Don’t be caught off guard. Contact the Shelton Law Group.