October 26, 2021

Washington Mesothelioma Lawyers

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a very rare form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. A devastating disease, mesothelioma affects close to 3,000 Americans each year, and most victims die within a year of diagnosis.

Asbestos RemovalMesothelioma affects the linings of some of the body’s most pivotal organs.  This lining, or the mesothelium, is the membrane that surrounds, protects, and lubricates the internal organs. The types of mesothelioma are categorized by the area of the body affected:

  • Pleural mesothelioma is found in the pleura, the lining around the lungs and chest cavity.
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma affects the peritoneum, which lines the abdomen and surrounding  organs.
  • Pericardial mesothelioma affects the pericardium, the sac surrounding the heart.

Mesothelioma in Washington

One of the most disturbing facts about mesothelioma is that it can be prevented by controlling the use of and public exposure to asbestos.  Washington not only has a large amount of naturally-occurring asbestos, but it also hosts numerous industries that have been known to use asbestos because of its resistance to heat and chemicals.  Some of the highest asbestos exposure has occurred in Washington’s shipbuilding, oil refining, power production, aluminum processing, timber and paper production.

Unfortunately, for years after asbestos was discovered to be dangerous in these and other commercial applications, many employers ignored the risk and continued to put workers in danger. Now, 30-50 years later, Washington residents are being diagnosed with mesothelioma.  If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our Washington mesothelioma lawyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Please contact us for your free case evaluation at 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (1-877-567-7732).