Mesothelioma Lawyer in Vermont
Providing Counsel in New Hampshire & Vermont, including Concord, Manchester & Nashua
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium. Mesothelium is a membrane that covers and protects most of the internal organs of the body. The disease begins when mesothelium cells become abnormal and divide uncontrollably. Though most cases of mesothelioma begin in the lungs, it can metastasize (spread) to other parts of the body.
If you or someone you love has contracted mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos in hazardous materials at home or on the job, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Begin exploring your legal options with a free consultation from Van Dorn, Curtiss & Rousseau, PLLC: (603) 556-4148.
Causes of Mesothelioma
The primary causes of mesothelioma are direct and secondary asbestos exposure. Asbestos exposure usually occurs on the job and is most common in asbestos miners, factory workers, shipyard workers, and construction workers. In addition, secondary exposure affects those who come in contact with asbestos on the clothing, tools, or body of one who has been exposed to asbestos.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma can be hard to detect. It may be 30-50 years or more after exposure to asbestos before symptoms appear. The following list is intended as a basic guide. If you have any of the listed symptoms, please see a medical professional immediately.
Symptoms of mesothelioma include:
- Shortness of breath
- Pain in the chest
- Weight loss
- Abdominal pain and swelling
- Lumps in the abdomen
- Pain under the rib cage
- Bowel obstruction
- Blood clotting abnormalities
- Trouble swallowing
- Swelling of the neck or face
Treatment of Mesothelioma
As in most cancers, there are standard, basic treatments and some that are experimental or still in clinical trials.
Treatments for mesothelioma include:
- Wide local excision
- Pleurectomy and decortications
- Extrapleural pneumonectomy
- Radiation Therapy
- Biologic Therapy
If you have been injured or have become ill due to an on the job injury or exposure, contact a New Hampshire mesothelioma lawyer at Van Dorn, Curtiss & Rousseau, PLLC today. Reach us online or by phone at (603) 556-4148.