The peritoneum is the lining of the abdominal cavity. The cells in the peritoneum secrete a fluid that makes it possible for the internal organs to move against each other without sustaining damage. Peritoneal mesothelioma, caused by exposure to asbestos, causes these cells to produce too much fluid, leading to a dangerous excess of fluid in the abdominal cavity.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma, it is important to consult with an experienced asbestos litigation attorney. At Wallace & Graham, P.A., we understand the urgency. We have extensive experience handling mesothelioma litigation cases for clients from North Carolina, throughout the Southeast and nationwide. We work fast to get clients properly diagnosed and qualified for medical coverage. Call 800-849-5291 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.
While there is no definitive answer to what causes peritoneal mesothelioma, there are two leading theories. The first is that when asbestos fibers are ingested, they work their way from the stomach into the abdominal lining. The second theory is that when asbestos fibers are inhaled, they migrate from the pleura to the peritoneum.
In handling peritoneal mesothelioma cases, our lawyers work to identify how our clients were exposed to asbestos particles and which parties can be held liable. Many cases of peritoneal mesothelioma can be linked to negligence on the part of employers, product manufacturers and other parties.
Peritoneal mesothelioma often spreads to other abdominal organs such as the stomach and pancreas, causing significant pain and suffering and shortening victims’ lives considerably. Our work is dedicated to helping victims of this disease obtain the medical treatment they need as well as fair and just compensation for their losses.
Based in North Carolina, we represent clients nationwide. Call 800-849-5291 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Our skilled and caring mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer lawyers will explain your rights and fight for you.