Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer affecting the abdominal cavity, chest cavity, and the region surrounding the heart. Mesothelioma is a life-threatening disease and cannot be left untreated. The sooner it is diagnosed the better a patient's chances are of fighting this deadly cancer. Please contact a qualified physician immediately if you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is known to be caused by asbestos, a type of insulation material, which was used widely in the construction industry, ship building industry, automotive industry and other manufacturing industries. Even a small exposure to this cancer-causing material can result in malignant mesothelioma. However, mesothelioma often surfaces 30 to 40 years after the exposure, and many individuals previously exposed to asbestos are now displaying symptoms. At McChesney & Ortwerth we know this means that most mesothelioma patients are between 50 and 70 years old.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other condition related to asbestos exposure, please contact our office for a free consultation.