Frequently Asked Questions for Corpus Christi, Galveston, and Laredo Area Mesothelioma Attorney Scott Nelson
Mesothelioma victims are often at a loss as to what they should do or what options are available to them. If you are a mesothelioma victim, or a family member has been afflicted with this terrible disease, our law firm is here to help. Educating yourself on the disease and what your legal rights are if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma can help you take necessary action.
Filing a claim against the parties responsible for your disease can help you obtain financial compensation to pay for medical expenses, provide for future medical care, and in some cases, provide for dependants and family members in the event of a wrongful death. Many of our clients also find that holding the liable parties responsible for their actions helps provide some degree of consolation. For the answers you need, contact the Law Office of Scott A. Nelson, P.C. in Corpus Christi, helping individuals from Galveston and Laredo, to consult with our mesothelioma attorney.
What is mesothelioma?
Caused by the direct exposure to asbestos or asbestos-containing products, mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that attacks the membranous lining, or mesothelium, of the chest and abdominal cavities. Due to its long latency period, symptoms of mesothelioma typically take 25 to 40 years to appear. They are also very similar to symptoms associated with much less serious respiratory diseases and conditions. These symptoms include coughing, wheezing, and chest pain. Unfortunately for many victims of mesothelioma, by the time they have been diagnosed, it is already too late for a healthy recovery.
What are the risk factors for mesothelioma?
Any exposure to asbestos or products that contain asbestos can cause mesothelioma. Asbestos use was prevalent in shipbuilding, architecture, and in automotive brake pads up until the early 1980s, when it was banned for the irreversible damage it caused. If you have had any exposure to environments where you may have been in contact with asbestos, it is possible that you could eventually develop mesothelioma. If you feel that you are at risk, you should see a doctor immediately for a diagnosis. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our Galveston, Corpus Christi and Laredo area mesothelioma attorney can determine your eligibility for financial compensation.
Are there treatments for mesothelioma?
Treatments for mesothelioma have proven to be disappointing thus far. Because of the nature of the disease, by the time an individual is diagnosed, the cancer has already reached an advanced state. Surgery, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy have no lasting positive effects, and a reliable treatment for mesothelioma has yet to be developed. Though there is no cure for mesothelioma, an early diagnosis can give an affected individual the time to plan and prepare.
Do I have a case if I have been diagnosed with mesothelioma?
The dangers of asbestos exposure were known long before the fiber's regulation in 1970. Asbestos was prized for its strength, insulation capacity, and fire resistance, but manufacturers ignored the hazards it posed in favor of its usefulness and affordability. As a result, many individuals developed mesothelioma for reasons that could have been prevented. If you have mesothelioma, or if a family member has died as a result of asbestos exposure, you can file a claim against the party responsible.
Contact Mesothelioma Attorney Scott Nelson
To schedule a free consultation and case review, contact the Law Office of Scott A. Nelson, P.C., in Corpus Christi. Serving Galveston and Laredo, our mesothelioma attorney can help determine what monetary damages you are eligible for, and offer sound legal counsel on how best to proceed with your lawsuit.