What Is Peritoneal Mesothelioma?
Peritoneal mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer affecting the lining of the abdomen known as the peritoneum. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with this cancer, you may be entitled to collect damages from the asbestos manufacturer in addition to any workers’ compensation benefits you received.
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The lawyers at Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, help mesothelioma victims and their families recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In wrongful death cases, we also seek compensation for funeral expenses and the personal loss of a loved one. As experienced trial attorneys, we thoroughly prepare cases for trial, although they are often resolved out of court.
For a free consultation with an Ohio peritoneal mesothelioma attorney, please call our Cleveland office at 216-238-8654 or contact us online. We represent asbestos and mesothelioma clients nationwide.
As with mesothelioma of the pleura in the lungs, peritoneal mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure. Workers in many manufacturing and construction industries typically suffered high levels of asbestos exposure. The asbestos fibers were inhaled and/or ingested, settling in various parts of the body, including the lungs and abdominal cavity. Cancers related to asbestos usually do not develop until 10 to 50 years after the initial exposure.
Peritoneal mesothelioma is often diagnosed in late stages, when the prognosis is not favorable. It is difficult to diagnose because the primary symptoms usually include abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea and weakness. These symptoms are associated with numerous other illnesses and conditions, making a mesothelioma diagnosis challenging.
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