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What Causes Mesothelioma? Get Answers from an Experienced Asbestos Injury Attorney in New York City

What causes mesothelioma? That’s one of the questions our New York mesothelioma injury attorneys hear from victims and their families who want to know about their rights. The main cause of this painful and devastating condition is asbestos exposure. People who worked around asbestos products 20 to 50 years ago might now be experiencing mesothelioma symptoms.

If you or a loved one worked in an industry or environment where asbestos was present, you may be at risk of developing mesothelioma or some other type of asbestos cancer. People who worked in mining or at shipyards, railroads or oil refineries many years ago might only now be showing symptoms of mesothelioma. Other industries or environments where workers may have been exposed to asbestos include automotive manufacture or repair, demolition, small appliance manufacturing and construction. And it’s not just the worker who is at risk. A spouse or children of the worker may have been exposed when the worker came home with asbestos dust on his clothes.

A Closer Look at Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a cancer that develops from cells of the mesothelium, which is a membrane that covers and protects most of the body’s internal organs. When workers breathe in the asbestos fibers, these fibers travel to the ends of small air passages. They can reach the membrane that envelopes the lungs (the pleura), where they can damage the mesothelial cells. This may lead to “pleural effusion,” which is the scientific term for fluid between the lung and the chest wall.

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of mesothelioma, contact your doctor immediately. It’s important to obtain treatment as quickly as possible. Don’t hesitate to contact an asbestos exposure injury attorney in New York City to learn about your rights. You may be entitled to compensation from the asbestos manufacturer.

Choose a Highly Regarded New York City Asbestos Injury Law Firm

We understand how a serious condition like mesothelioma can turn your life upside-down. Medical expenses can skyrocket. You may be unable to work and pay your bills. A serious disease can have an impact on so many different aspects of your life. For a free consultation, contact Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP. Call us at (800) 692-3717. We are large and well-established New York City law firm that provides the aggressive representation victims of asbestos exposure need and deserve. We are prepared to meet with you and discuss your legal options. Find out how an experienced and understanding attorney can make a difference.