October 18, 2021

Mesothelioma

Maine Mesothelioma Lawyers

Mesothelioma is a type of malignant carcinoma that affects the mesothelium, a thin layer of cells surrounding most of the body’s internal organs. Almost the only known cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. Unfortunately, many of Maine’s residents have fallen victim to this terminal illness because they worked in occupations where they were exposed to asbestos.

Danger Asbestos Warning SignThe mesothelium can be affected by mesothelioma in three distinct areas: the pleura (the chest cavity), the peritoneum (the abdominal cavity) and the pericardium (the heart sac). Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of mesothelioma found in three of four cases of mesothelioma. Peritoneal mesothelioma is much less common, found in only about one in five cases. Pleural mesothelioma is by far the most rare only found in one of twenty cases.

There are three main types of mesothelioma:

  • Epithelial, the most common and least deadly form.
  • Sarcomatoid, the least common and most deadly form.
  • Biphasic, a combination of the first two types is more common and less deadly than sarcomatoid, but more so than epithelial

Symptoms of mesothelioma can take thirty to fifty years to appear because the latency period for the disease is long. The symptoms are often mistaken for other, less severe conditions.

Because asbestos exposure is the main cause of mesothelioma, you should be particularly aware of the symptoms and signs if you have been exposed to asbestos in or outside your workplace.

Our Maine mesothelioma lawyers are experienced at helping Maine citizens recover compensation for their mesothelioma claims. Contact us today for your free case evaluation by calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) or emailing.