Are You A Victim Of Asbestos Exposure?
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that originates in the mesothelium, which is the protective lining that covers many internal organs. The main cause of this rare form of cancer is exposure to asbestos. The main site for the development of mesothelioma is the lining of the lungs. Asbestos exposure occurs most commonly due to asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) used in many building supplies. Symptoms of mesothelioma include:
- Abdominal pain
- Ascites (buildup of fluid in the abdomen)
- Blood clots, thrombophlebitis
- Bowel function disorders
- Coughing up blood
- Coughing, wheezing or hoarseness
- Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin)
- Pulmonary embolism
- Shortness of breath and chest pain
- Sudden weight loss
If you have experienced any of the above symptoms, you should seek out medical attention immediately. If a doctor establishes that you have developed mesothelioma, you can then contact us for the legal answers and guidance you need.
Asbestos Exposure Causes Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma symptoms do not always manifest right away. Some individuals may not feel the physical repercussions of the disease until decades after exposure to asbestos. Exposure to asbestos can occur due to airborne-level exposure to workers such as plumbers, electricians and carpenters, as well as environmental-level exposure in buildings, machinery, vehicle brakes and homes built before 1999.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations was introduced in 2006, with the goal to regulate, prevent and reduce additional work-related exposure to asbestos fibers. Our firm works with medical inspectors to assess the level of asbestos exposure and the type of asbestos to determine liability.
Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorney Prepared To Represent You
Seeking immediate legal representation is crucial since Rhode Island has a three-year statute of limitations on asbestos claims from the date of diagnosis or wrongful death. Our firm is ready to fight for your rights, so give us a call now at 401-308-3596.
D’Alessandro & Wright, LLC, can provide a personal injury lawyer with the knowledge and skill to provide aggressive legal representation for any personal injury case, including mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos in the workplace or home. We can help protect your rights and pursue monetary compensation for related damages. Schedule your free initial consultation today.
Contact a Providence or Warwick mesothelioma attorney if you have been exposed to asbestos.