Mesothelioma is an aggressive, vicious form of cancer. Affecting the lining of the chest or abdomen, mesothelioma often goes undiagnosed until it reaches advanced stages.
If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may feel frustrated, alone, and unsure of what to do next. The experienced workers compensation attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda know the gravity of the situation you are facing, and we are committed to advocating for compensation on your behalf.
Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Most mesothelioma cases are brought by people who have developed the cancer because of exposure to asbestos. Though the dangers of asbestos exposure have long been understood, the mineral remained widely used well into the 1970s, for a variety of purposes. Unfortunately, many of the people who worked with asbestos have since developed mesothelioma.
If you worked in any of the following job industries, or if a loved one did, you may be at an increased risk for mesothelioma because of exposure to asbestos:
- Auto mechanics
- Oil refineries
- Railroad work
- Demolition/renovation work
Mesothelioma takes a long time to develop. It could take anywhere between 10 to 50 years after asbestos exposure for the first symptoms to appear. At that point, it’s usually too late to treat the disease successfully. The 5-year survival rate for mesothelioma is less than 10 percent.
Your Mesothelioma Case in Columbia
The experienced attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda are passionate about advocating on behalf of mesothelioma victims. If you developed this disease as a result of your job or as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for many things, including:
- Cost of surgery
- Cost of radiation therapy
- Cost of chemotherapy
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- End-of-life expenses
Rely on us to fight aggressively for maximum compensation on your behalf. You do not deserve to suffer the life-altering pain and long-term implications of this disease. Our attorneys will hold the responsible entity accountable while pursuing the compensation you need and deserve to move forward.
Call a Columbia Mesothelioma Attorney Today
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please call the experienced injury attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda. In a free consultation, a Columbia mesothelioma lawyer could help you identify your legal options. Contact us today to get started.