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Asbestos Disease: Mesothelioma Overview

Understanding Mesothelioma: A Comprehensive Guide

At The Paul Law Firm, we devote a significant portion of our legal practice to asbestos litigation, which includes representation of those diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. Malignant mesothelioma is an incurable type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The cancer develops when inhaled fibers attack the mesothelium (lining) of the lungs, stomach, and heart where it causes malignant growths.The mesothelium is made up of parietal and visceral membranes, which are thin layers of tissue that surround organs and body cavities. The visceral membrane surrounds the organ, and the parietal membrane is a sac that covers the visceral membrane. Together the visceral and parietal membranes make up the mesothelium.

Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Risks

Asbestos can cause mesothelioma with only small levels of exposure, but the cancer itself takes decades before symptoms manifest. By then, it nearly always has


become malignant. Although exact numbers are not available, the CDC has reported that approximately 2,500 individuals currently are diagnosed annually with mesothelioma in the U.S.There are three main types of mesothelioma: pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial. Pleural mesothelioma affects the tissue surrounding the lungs. Three quarters of all mesothelioma cases are pleural. Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second most common type of the disease, affecting the lining surrounding the organs of the abdomen. The least common form of mesothelioma is pericardial mesothelioma. This extraordinarily rare cancer affects the lining around the delicate sac that contains the heart muscle.

California's Premier Mesothelioma Attorneys at Your Service

We are nationally recognized Mesothelioma trial lawyers with offices located in California. Our Mesothelioma attorneys handle cases throughout the United States.

The Paul Law Firm has an outstanding track record of success, and our lawyers are known for their honesty, integrity and compassion. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or any asbestos related disease from asbestos exposure we can help you file a Mesothelioma lawsuit. We also handle car injury cases, wrongful death cases, product defect cases, premises liability cases, and work related injury cases. Our experienced legal team is here to help you get just financial compensation for your injuries.

  • More than 25 years of experience in Asbestos Litigation
  • Secured over 2 billion dollars in settlements for our clients
  • Over 500 clients have recovered in excess of 1 million dollars

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