Asbestos Lung Cancer Attorneys
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma lung cancer, also referred to as pleural mesothelioma, the primary types of treatment include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. The types of treatment you receive depend on your diagnosis, the stage of your lung cancer, and your overall health, and will likely include expensive appointments with specialists who will confirm your diagnosis. Since the majority of these cases are traced to occupational exposure to asbestos, you may be eligible for compensation. From ensuring your case will be handled with care to pursuing compensation on your behalf, Nelson MacNeil Rayfield is dedicated to helping those who have been affected by asbestos lung cancer.
What is Asbestos Lung Cancer?
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive cancer that affects the thin layer of tissue surrounding the lungs, known as the pleura. It’s the most common of the four types of mesothelioma, accounting for about 75 percent of all mesothelioma cases diagnosed annually in the United States. Although surgery generally offers the best chance for long-term survival, only patients in the early stages of pleural mesothelioma are candidates. For those who aren’t candidates for surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of the two are the primary treatment options. The initial symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Slight fatigue
- Weight loss
- Pain in the lower back or side of the chest
- Difficulty swallowing
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms and have worked as an electrician, mechanic, carpenter, or may have otherwise been exposed to asbestos, our law firm can help you recover losses.
What Makes Us Different
With over 70 years of collective legal and trial experience, our lawyers will answer your questions at no cost, help point you in the right direction, or if need be, represent you and your asbestos lung cancer claim in court. A successful pleural mesothelioma claim requires a lawyer with a proven track record who understands the complexities of mesothelioma, ranging from educating victims of their rights to understanding the state-by-state regulations for filing a claim.
Finding a reputable law firm with attorneys who are understanding, compassionate, and willing to fight on your behalf is essential. When choosing a law firm to handle your asbestos lung cancer claim, here’s what to look for:
- Experience you can trust
- Specialty in pleural mesothelioma litigation
- Satisfied clients
- Fair fee structure