What Is Mesothelioma?

What Is Mesothelioma?

West Virginia Mesothelioma Attorney: Your Right to Compensation

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The personal injury attorneys at Hartley Law Group, PLLC have been fighting for the rights of victims of mesothelioma for 40 years in West Virginia. Our efforts are always focused on the needs of our clients, as well as the public at large. We are dedicated to eradicating all unsafe work practices and conditions in West Virginia and constantly stay current with all new developments in the law relating to asbestos litigation.

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Mesothelioma is a form of lung cancer usually brought on by exposure to asbestos and products containing asbestos. Asbestos was widely used for decades as an insulation material because it can withstand high levels of heat without breaking down. In the past few decades, it has been outlawed as a product that can be used in most manufacturing and has been the subject of intense efforts of removal from offices, homes, and other older structures.

The disease can take up to 50 years to finally manifest itself in those who have been exposed. The minute fibers of asbestos cause cancer by being inhaled into the lungs and traveling into the mesothelial tissues in our lungs where they cause cellular damage. This damage of the mesothelial cells results in tumor growth.

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Over many years, the microscopic asbestos fibers cause inflammation, scarring and genetic damage to those affected by the exposure. There is currently no cure for mesothelioma, but researchers and clinicians have developed new treatment options and therapies for the disease. Although use of asbestos has dramatically decreased since the 1980's, the incidence of malignant mesothelioma has been steady due to the decades-long latency period of the disease.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and would like to speak to an experienced and highly qualified asbestos litigation attorney, please call our offices today for a free evaluation of your case. We will be glad to meet with you and discuss your situation in detail, and answer any questions which you may have. The fact that you have been out of the line of exposure to asbestos for many years will not diminish your ability to collect the financial compensation which is rightfully yours under the law.

Contact us today for more information and to schedule your appointment.

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