According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), epithelioid mesothelioma accounts for 60% of all mesothelioma cases, making it the most common of the three types of malignant mesotheliomas. Luckily, this type of mesothelioma comes with the most promising chance of recovery compared to its counterparts—sarcomatoid and biphasic mesotheliomas. Surgery is often an option for treating epithelioid mesothelioma, which helps prevent it from spreading to other organs in the body.
Mesothelioma and Asbestos
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the inner lining of the lungs and almost always results from extended exposure to asbestos, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
Asbestos, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), refers to a naturally-occurring mineral that was used for centuries in the manufacturing of buildings in the U.S. Asbestos is toxic to humans, who can either inhale its fibers or absorb them through touch. Generally, the longer the exposure to the toxin lasts, the higher the chances are that the person can develop mesothelioma.
Despite the fact that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has banned most uses of asbestos, it still exists in some buildings that stand today, and workers or occupants of the buildings can suffer prolonged exposure to it. Workers can even bring home fibers on their work clothes and cause their family members to suffer exposure as well.
Regulating Asbestos and Liability for Exposure
Along with restricting the use of asbestos, the EPA also requires private and public entities to test their buildings regularly for traces of asbestos and to disclose any findings. This is because property owners have a legal responsibility to keep their guests safe from harm. If a victim can trace their asbestos exposure to a certain premise, the owner may bear liability for their losses associated with their epithelioid mesothelioma diagnosis.
Lawsuits against employers and landlords became so prevalent in cases of mesothelioma that some manufacturers had to resort to creating asbestos trust funds for future victims that suffer exposure in their building, according to Reuters.
If you were recently diagnosed with epithelioid mesothelioma, there is a good chance you suffered exposure to asbestos. You may have been exposed while at work or in your own home. If you can link your diagnosis to exposure from a premise, an epithelioid mesothelioma lawyer can help you seek fair compensation for your medical expenses and pain and suffering.
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Consider an Epithelioid Mesothelioma Lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm
You do not have to suffer from an epithelioid mesothelioma diagnosis without justice. A lawyer can provide help with the various aspects of filing an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit with the appropriate party.
Some of the services a lawyer can provide include:
- Investigating the cause of your diagnosis
- Documenting evidence of asbestos exposure from a premise
- Filing an insurance claim with the appropriate insurance company
- Communicating with the other party and insurance companies
- Estimating what fair compensation would look like, based on your current and future expenses related to your diagnosis
- Negotiating for fair compensation from the insurer
- Complying with any statute of limitations
- Filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit
- Representing your interests in court
You do not have to go through the legal process alone. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we understand that you are going through one of the toughest battles of your lifetime. The fight against epithelioid mesothelioma requires all of your strength, and you deserve to focus on healing your body. Let a lawyer handle the legal battle while you prioritize your health.
If you are worried that you cannot afford an epithelioid mesothelioma lawyer, rest assured that you have options. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we want to help victims of this rare form of cancer, and we can get to work on your potential case as soon as possible. We only collect payment if we succeed in securing a settlement in your favor.
Be aware that even personal injury cases involving epithelioid mesothelioma are subject to statutes of limitations. These refer to deadlines by which you must file a personal injury lawsuit, and they vary by state. They usually range from one to four years, which is not a long time to devote to a legal battle. Give your case the chance it deserves and reach out to us as soon as possible.
Call (800) 307-3113 for your free case review. We can help you determine your legal options and hold a negligent party responsible.