Mesothelioma Basics

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. While mesothelioma is not curable, early diagnosis and timely treatment can significantly ease the symptoms and prolong life. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important to explore your legal options. You may be able to obtain compensation for your many hardships, including medical bills, wage loss, and pain and suffering.

At the law firm of Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers, we represent people with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. We understand that time is very important to our clients. Our Tennessee mesothelioma lawyers work in a timely manner to help our clients achieve the compensation they need and deserve.

If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or some other asbestos-related lung disease, you do not have to call a 1-800 number or some out-of-state law firm that advertises on cable TV. You can call a local number and speak directly with an experienced local asbestos attorney about your situation. We have been handling asbestos cases since the 1970s. Contact us locally at 423-265-2385 or toll free at 423-265-2385 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Chattanooga mesothelioma attorney.

Asbestos & Mesothelioma Facts

Virtually all cases of mesothelioma can be linked to asbestos exposure. When asbestos particles are inhaled or ingested, they can get lodged in the mesothelium — a thin, protective membrane that lines the lungs and other internal organs.

The symptoms of mesothelioma do not appear until 20-30 years or more after initial exposure. The two major forms of mesothelioma are:

  • Pleural mesothelioma: Affecting the lining of the lungs, symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include difficulty breathing, fluid buildup in the lungs, persistent cough and shortness of breath.
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma: Affecting the lining of the stomach and abdomen, peritoneal mesothelioma symptoms include abdominal pain, loss of appetite, vomiting and anemia.

If you suffer from mesothelioma, you may wonder how you were exposed to asbestos. Our attorneys are adept at uncovering the root causes of asbestos exposure and have successfully handled numerous asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits. We can help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.

Contact a Tennessee Asbestos Exposure Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered due to asbestos exposure, our Tennessee mesothelioma attorneys are here to help you explore your legal options. Contact us today online or by telephone at 423-265-2385 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Chattanooga, TN, mesothelioma and asbestos lawyer.

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