Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral that was widely used 1940s-1970s in commercial and residential building materials. The cancer affects the mesothelium or thin membranes that line the abdomen and chest walls and has been shown to do so after as few as 30 days exposure. Asbestos fibers are easily inhaled causing resulting damage to lung tissue and leading to mesothelioma and other forms of cancer.
If you or someone you know has or had Mesothelioma you should contact a Mesothelioma attorney. A Mesothelioma lawyer is familiar with the complexities of these cases and often times can get you compensation without ever having to go to court. Mesothelioma attorneys are familiar with the very specific regulations that govern work place liability; a Mesothelioma attorney can usually provide more accurate information than an attorney not versed in Mesothelioma law.