Metairie Mesothelioma Lawyer
Malignant mesothelioma is an especially aggressive and deadly form of cancer. In many cases, it is not even possible to treat mesothelioma. The most common form of the disease affects the tissue surrounding a person’s lungs making it difficult, if not impossible, to breathe.
Mesothelioma is relatively rare, with only a few thousand cases diagnosed each year. But the cause of most cases is the same–exposure to asbestos. Such exposure was once commonplace in a number of jobs. And while we now know more about the risks of asbestos, we continue to see people today developing mesothelioma even decades after their initial exposure. If you are one of these people, an experienced Metairie mesothelioma lawyer can assist you in obtaining compensation for the persons or companies responsible for exposing you in the first place. The team at Palazzo Law Firm understands the devastating impact that a mesothelioma can have on a family–which is why we will make every effort to hold the responsible parties legally accountable for their actions.
Do You Know the Signs of Mesothelioma?
Because it can take many years–and even decades–for mesothelioma to manifest itself, many people are not initially aware they even have the condition. Some of the more common symptoms of mesothelioma include the following:
- a persistent, dry cough;
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
- sleeping problems due to fever;
- consistent pain in the chest or abdominal area;
- a sudden loss of appetite or weight; and
- fluid inside of the chest cavity.
It is important to note that any exposure to asbestos can lead to mesothelioma. This includes people who may have only seen indirect exposure. For example, a person who was exposed to asbestos at their job site may have carried some of the dust home with them and exposed family members. So do not assume you could have mesothelioma just because you did not personally work at a known asbestos site.
Once you do receive a mesothelioma diagnosis, there is not much time to identify and take legal action against the entities responsible for your exposure. Louisiana has a strict, one-year statute of limitations period. This 12-month clock generally starts to run from the date of your mesothelioma diagnosis.
But if you successfully pursue a mesothelioma claim, you are entitled to seek a variety of damages arising from your condition. This includes compensation for your ongoing medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. And if you have lost a family member due to mesothelioma you can seek additional damages through a wrongful death claim.
Contact Palazzo Law Firm Today
Mesothelioma is one of the nastiest and most dangerous forms of cancer that a person can contract. And in most cases, asbestos exposure is the underlying cause. So if you, or someone in your family, is now suffering because of prior asbestos exposure and you need to speak with a skilled Metairie mesothelioma lawyer, contact Palazzo Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.