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The National Institute of Health in 1978 estimated that eight to eleven million U.S. workers had been exposed to asbestos by that date. In fact, by 1970, it is estimated that some 25 million tons of asbestos were used in the U.S.

The second most common form of Mesothelioma Cancer is Peritoneal Mesothelioma (Abdominal Mesothelioma).

Peritoneal mesothelioma is a cancer of the cells lining the abdominal cavity.
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma cancer is found in 10% to 20% of the mesothelioma patients and is a rapidly fatal malignancy with a median survival of less than 1 year.
  • The only known cause of Peritoneal Mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.
  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is caused by asbestos and it affects the lining that protects the contents of the abdomen and which also provides a lubricating fluid to enable the organs to move and work properly.
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma involves the abdominal cavity, infiltrating the liver, spleen or the bowel.
  • As with pleural mesothelioma, pain is the most common presenting complaint.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Lawyer - Filing a Lawsuit :

More than 6,000 asbestos companies have been named in asbestos lawsuits in the last 40 years. It is not uncommon for there to be 20-30 companies that are named in an asbestos lawsuit in the United States.

For example, a worker in California may have been exposed to asbestos from asbestos products shipped from Libby, Montana, an iron ore plant in St. Paul, Minnesota, shipyards, oil refineries, power plants, railroads, boiler rooms or construction sites. This is why it is very important to obtain an experienced asbestos lawyer that knows all of the companies in each state who have responsibility for your asbestos exposure.

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There are many things which you should consider when looking for an asbestos lawyer. We have helped asbestos victims across the country receive millions of dollars worth of compensation for:

Medical treatments including surgery and chemotherapy
Hospice and/or palliative care
Funeral/burial expenses
Pain and suffering
Loss of companionship

We are proud of these recent signficant mesothelioma verdicts of our lawyers we are working with:

  • Yancy and Mudgett vs. Plant Insulation Company
  • Hearn, Harris, Wetch vs. Plant Insulation Company
  • Los Angeles Jury Awards $4.9 million in Cookus Case
  • San Francisco Jury Awards $5,900,000 to Peninsula Executive
  • San Francisco Jury Awards $5,150,000 to HVAC Mechanic and his Wife
  • San Francisco Jury Awards $2,245,000 to Bulldozer Driver and his Wife
  • Victor and Francesca Trinchese vs. Union Carbide, Inc.
  • San Francisco Jury Returns $11.5 Million Verdict Against UNOCAL for Pipefitter's Wife
  • San Francisco Jury Returns $1,125,579 Verdict Against Allied Signal, Inc.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Lawyer - Choices: Deciding which asbestos lawyer to represent you and your case is very important. Choosing the right asbestos lawyer will be important to your settlement. You are entitled to an experienced asbestos lawyer who has a track record of success in asbestos lawsuits nationwide.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Lawyer - Loss of a Loved One: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos cancer or Mesothelioma cancer, or a family member has died as a result, you may be entitled to recover compensation from the companies that made these asbestos products.

The vast majority of cases of asbestosis and mesothelioma are due to exposure to the carcinogenic mineral asbestos, which was used in thousands of products dating from the 1880s through 1989. Every asbestos lawyer knows of the devastation that this cancer has on patients and their families. We are here to help you file a claim.

Those dealing with asbestos cancers face a number of challenges, including the tremendous costs of treatment. If you were unknowingly exposed to harmful levels of asbestos, you have legal rights and there is compensation help available for you.

This site is dedicated to providing important information on asbestos & mesothelioma cancers. We help asbestos patients and families make educated decisions about how to proceed when filing asbestos and mesothelioma claims.

Contact an Experienced Peritoneal Mesothelioma Lawyer Today

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Lawyers who represent asbestos and mesothelioma patients are prepared to discuss your case with you today and will advise you of your legal rights. Whether you simply have questions or need full legal representation, the first step is to contact an asbestos mesothelioma lawyer today for a FREE complimentary consultation.

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Peritoneal Mesothelioma - Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Diagnosis of Peritoneal Mesothelioma is based on a pathological exam, more commonly referred to as a biopsy. This exam will test a tissue sample for the presence of malignant and/or pleural mesothelioma.
Peritoneal Mesothelioma diagnosis begins with a review of the patient's medical history. A history of exposure to asbestos is a common theme in diagnosing mesothelioma. Mesothelioma diagnosis is often difficult, because the symptoms are similar to those of a number of other conditions.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma diagnosis includes a physical examination followed by chest X-rays and a CT scan, and confirmed with a biopsy (tissue sample) and microscopic examination.
To diagnose Peritoneal mesothelioma a thoracoscopy (inserting a tube with a camera into the chest) is used to do a biopsy. Individuals with pleural mesothelioma may accumulate some fluid between the lung lining and chest cavity. This can be detected through a chest x-ray, as well as CT scans.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma - Symptoms

Peritoneal Mesothelioma symptoms include: abdominal pains and weakness; weight loss; nausea; loss off appetite; abdominal swelling; bowel obstruction. Depending on the location of the tumor, additional problems can be experienced such as breathing problems and severe pains.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma - Mesothelioma Treatment

Treatment for Peritoneal Mesothelioma using conventional therapies has not proved successful and patients have a median survival time of 6 - 18 months depending on which stage (1-4) the mesothelioma cancer has progressed.

Research into new and more effective treatments for mesothelioma is ongoing. There is no cure as yet for mesothelioma. The standard treatments that attempt to hold back the progression of this cancer are:

  • Surgery — to remove part of all of the affected body tissues
  • Radiation therapy — to target and kill the mesothelioma cells
  • Chemotherapy — the use of drugs, injected or taken orally, to kill or stop the growth of the cancer cells

Peritoneal Mesothelioma treatment depends on the location of the cancer, the stage of the disease, and the patient’s age and general health. Standard treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Sometimes, these treatments are combined.

Peritoneal mesothelioma treatment can also vary, and is dependant upon a number of factors. The doctor, once a diagnosis has been made, will make a recommendation based upon details such as: the extent of the cancer and how advanced it is; the patient’s general condition and health; past medical history of the patient; and the patient’s age.

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Mesothelioma Symptoms

The most common Mesothelioma symptoms are the following:

Recent onset of shortness of breath (31%)
Recent increase in shortness of breath (30%)
Chest pain (43%)
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