Learning about the Prognosis of Mesothelioma


Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer caused by the exposure to asbestos, through inhaling or swallowing airborne asbestos which is a naturally occurring mineral fiber. Used by companies in construction, buildings and other infrastructures, these companies have known the harmful and deadly effect of asbestos on humans. These facts have concealed for over 50 years by the owners, to avoid being blamed for the diagnosis of patients and victims of the disease, as well as have their business become affected by it. Anyone who has been diagnosed with this kind of rare cancer may be entitled to substantial financial damages with the assistance of our top mesothelioma law firm. For over 30 years, Karst & von Oiste and its highly knowledgeable team of experienced lawyers have been extending their help in seeking justice for the victims of this disease. It is our goal to gain our client’s trust and walking with them side by side in this battle.

When inhaled, asbestos forms on the protective lining of certain parts of the body, mostly found in the lungs or the abdomen, showing pleural mesothelioma symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, dry and sometimes painful cough, painful or difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, weakness and/or fatigue, back pain, unexpected weight loss, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD. Peritoneal mesothelioma which are tumors that develop in the membrane lining the abdominal cavity may cause pain in that area of the body being the belly. Its symptoms also include abdominal pain, accumulation of fluid in the abdomen or swelling, diarrhea, constipation or other changes in bowel habits and again, unexplained weight loss.

Symptoms, treatment and survival rates vary depending on cancer’s location and other important factors. In case the patient has smoked in the past or continues to smoke cigarettes, whether the workplace of the patient has had airborne asbestos without their knowledge; and how long the patient has been exposed to these specific environments that bear airborne asbestos. The lungs are the primary location where mesothelioma is found in which is called Pleural Mesothelioma, the most common one and has the best chances of survival, as well as in the lining of the abdomen which is then called Peritoneal Mesothelioma. Like any other diseases, the sooner it is diagnosed, the better chances of healing and survival. The prognosis of mesothelioma in every patient varies as well. There are various kinds of issues that can determine whether the chances of survival are hopeful or close to none, but as lawyers, we guarantee to provide the best service and care that we can give to every one of our clients.

Don’t let your loved one continue suffering without any financial, physical and emotional support. Karst & von Oiste is more than happy to fight with our clients in attaining justice. Contact us by visiting our website at www.karstvonoiste.com our set up a meeting with our attorneys by calling our office phone number, (212) 764-3900. Our office is located at Karst & von Oiste LLP 576 5th Avenue, Suite 706 New York, NY 10036.

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