Pleural Mesothelioma Lawyers in North Carolina and Nationwide
When asbestos lodges in the lining of the lungs, also known as the pleura, it can cause significant damage over time, eventually resulting in the cancer known as pleural mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of mesothelioma, affecting more than 75 percent of those who suffer from the disease. If you or a loved one suffers from pleural mesothelioma, it is important to consult with an experienced asbestos litigation attorney.
At Wallace & Graham, P.A., we represent asbestos victims from North Carolina, throughout the Southeast and nationwide. We understand the urgency of pleural mesothelioma cases and work fast to get clients properly diagnosed and qualified for medical coverage. Call 888-698-9975 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.
Cause of Pleural Mesothelioma
The only known cause of pleural mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos particles. When these particles settle in the pleura, they can cause inflammation, which, over years, can develop into cancerous tumors.
Pleural mesothelioma is an incurable disease that causes difficulty breathing and significant pain and suffering. Once tumors develop, they tend to spread quickly, and can spread to nearby organs such as the heart, stomach and lymph nodes. Prompt medical treatment can alleviate symptoms and give the sufferer precious months, even years, to live.
Pleural Mesothelioma Symptoms
It typically takes between 20 and 50 years for pleural mesothelioma to develop. Men and women exposed to asbestos decades ago are only now experiencing symptoms, which include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Pain when breathing
- Fluid around the lungs
If you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms, it is important to seek medical treatment immediately. Our firm can connect you to top physicians in the field. Our lawyers can also help you pursue fair and just compensation for the losses you have suffered.
Based in North Carolina, we represent clients with pleural mesothelioma claims nationwide. Call 888-698-9975 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Our skilled and caring asbestos attorneys will explain your rights and fight for you.