Mesothelioma cancers are usually not benign. The cancer can cover the walls of the mesothelioma and is called visceral mesothelioma. If the cancer covers the walls of the body it is called parietal mesothelioma. You may also see the terms pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal mesothelioma. The former refers to cancer around the lungs and the later is cancer in the area of the abdomen. There are other cancers of the heart and reproductive organs. Malignant mesothelioma is also called asbestos cancer, however the are other cancers associated with asbestos exposure. Exposure can also lead to lung, colon and laryngeal cancers. All of these cancers could have been avoided if companies had paid attention to the health risks. A person exposed to asbestosis may be entitled to financial compensation but many of the original companies are either out of business or in bankruptcy. A person who has had asbestosis exposure should seek immediate medical and legal attention.
Merrida Coxwell, managing partner at Coxwell & Associates can help people who have been diagnoses with asbestos cancers. Call for a free consultation at 601-948-1600.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.