Pericardial Mesothelioma

Legal Help for Pericardial Mesothelioma

You Shouldn’t Have to Bear This Burden Alone

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If you or a loved one is coping with the rare diagnosis of pericardial-mesothelioma, you may feel shocked or overwhelmed by the physical, psychological, and financial toll this cancer has taken on you and your family.

Apart from the hospital bills, you may be trying to figure out how you will manage caregiver expenses, travel costs, and other mounting bills.

You should know that you are not alone in this struggle ─ our skilled New York mesothelioma attorneys are here to help. Belluck & Fox has been fighting for victims of mesothelioma for more than two decades, securing more than $1 billion for patients and their families.

Throughout New York and across the United States, clients have trusted our nationally recognized pericardial-mesothelioma lawyers to handle their case. Our dedicated legal team works hard on behalf of our clients. Our lawyers will travel anywhere in the United States to meet with you, and we do all the legwork to push for the compensation you need in a timely manner.

Contact us now to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our highly respected New York mesothelioma attorneys. You can expect one of the partners in our firm to contact you within 24 hours to discuss your compensation options. You can also visit our locations at Albany and New York City.

What Causes Pericardial Mesothelioma?

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The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, which can be found in many common industrial and household building materials.

People who worked with or around these asbestos products inhaled or ingested tiny asbestos fibers, which can lodge in the mesothelium tissue lining the lungs, chest cavity, abdominal organs, abdominal cavity, and the heart. The tissue lining the heart is known as the pericardium.

These asbestos fibers can stay in the tissue for years before a person is diagnosed with mesothelioma. In fact, a person can be diagnosed with the cancer 15 to 60 years after being exposed to asbestos.

Some of the common materials in which asbestos can be found include:

  • Pumps, valves, boilers, and turbines
  • Roofing and siding shingles
  • Floor tiles
  • Plaster, cement, putty, and caulk
  • Ceiling tile spray-on coatings
  • Insulation
  • Gaskets and packing
  • Automotive brakes and clutches
  • Lab equipment

Industrial workers, electricians, mechanics, construction workers, and veterans who commonly worked with these types of materials face a greater risk of exposure to asbestos. However, there is no safe level of exposure, so even people with very limited asbestos exposure can be at risk for developing mesothelioma.

Companies that failed to warn people of the dangers of asbestos should be held responsible for the harm they have caused. Schedule a free consultation today to learn how you may be entitled to compensation. 

Compensation for Mesothelioma Pericardial

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With decades of experience securing maximum compensation for mesothelioma patients and their families, the dedicated attorneys at Belluck & Fox will build a solid legal strategy specifically tailored to your case. This includes negotiating a full and fair mesothelioma settlement, filing asbestos trust fund claims, demanding compensation through an asbestos lawsuit, and helping with your application for veterans’ benefits.

The common types of compensation we fight for in mesothelioma cases include:

  • Payment for past and future medical bills
  • Compensation for lost income and diminished earning capacity in the future
  • Awards for pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages, which can be used to punish asbestos companies that exhibited extreme misconduct

If you have lost a loved one to mesothelioma, our compassionate attorneys can help you demand justice through a wrongful death claim.

Contact us today to learn what types of compensation you may be entitled to. Our New York pericardial-mesothelioma attorneys offer free initial case consultations, and we do not charge any fees to get started on your case. In fact, we do not charge fees unless and until we secure compensation for you.

Pericardial Mesothelioma Symptoms

Pericardial-mesothelioma is extremely rare, and its symptoms are often confused with other heart problems. Common symptoms of pericardial-mesothelioma include:

  • Chest pains
  • Heart palpitations
  • Paradoxical pulse
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Constant cough
  • Fluid in the pericardial space
  • Fever and night sweats
  • Weight loss
  • General weakness

If you notice that you or a loved one is experiencing any these symptoms, you need to see a doctor immediately and explain your history of exposure to asbestos.  

Treatment for Mesothelioma Pericardial

Although there is no cure for pericardial-mesothelioma, there are treatments that can improve a patient’s life expectancy and provide relief from pain and other symptoms. Common pericardial-mesothelioma treatment options include:

  • Pericardiectomy (known as pericardial stripping), which is a surgery to remove some or all of the pericardium, or the tissue lining the heart
  • Chemotherapy, which can slow the cancer’s spread and ease symptoms
  • Clinical trials, which can provide patients the opportunity to try new treatments that have not yet come to market
  • Holistic treatments, which focus on improving a person’s overall well-being

Unfortunately, the treatment for pericardial-mesothelioma can be extremely expensive, and the bills can quickly mount for a family. Our compassionate New York mesothelioma attorneys will discuss your options for easing the burden of doctor bills while your asbestos case is pending. After all, the last thing you need to worry about is how you can afford the care you need.

We Are Here to Help Mesothelioma Pericardial  Patients and Their Families

We know that patients are worried as much about their families as they are about themselves. This devastating disease can take a financial and emotional toll on the entire family, and we are committed to helping your family through this difficult time.

We help you build a support network of mesothelioma specialists and caregivers who have firsthand experience coping with this disease. While our attorneys fight for the financial support you deserve, we are also committed to connecting you with the comprehensive care you need.

Schedule a free consultation with our experienced New York pericardial mesothelioma lawyers to learn how we can help you. Contact us now to get started.