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Texas Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawyer Handles Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits, Asbestos Secondary Exposure Lawsuits, Asbestos Cancer Lawsuits, and Mesothelioma Lawsuits by Texas Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawyer Jason S. Coomer  

Texas Asbestos Exposure Mesothelioma Lawyer Jason Coomer has worked on several asbestos mesothelioma lawsuits for insulators, ship builders, refinery workers, construction workers, asbestos abatement workers, maintenance workers, and others that were exposed to asbestos products or through their spouse or parents were exposed to asbestos products.  

If you have a mesothelioma lawsuit, asbestos cancer lawsuit, or mesothelioma secondary exposure lawsuit and need an asbestos mesothelioma lawyer or a loved one that has mesothelioma and your family needs a mesothelioma attorney, use our free online submission form or contact Texas Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawyer, Jason Coomer via e-mail, for a free review of your potential claim.  

 Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuits and Asbestos Cancer Lawsuits

Exposure to Asbestos have been scientifically linked to several forms of asbestos cancer including mesothelioma.  These asbestos cancers all too often result in a painful death for the person that was exposed to asbestos.  Despite knowledge of the dangers of asbestos products, many corporations have sold and used asbestos products as well as many other corporations have failed to use proper asbestos abatement procedures to remove asbestos from buildings.  Far too many businesses have made the decision that making more money through selling, using, or improperly removing asbestos products is more important than the health and lives of workers and there families.

It is in these instances where the law needs to step in and make businesses that sell dangerous asbestos products, manufacture dangerous asbestos products, or intentionally fail to adhere to proper asbestos abatement procedures.

Asbestos Secondary Exposure Lawsuits by Mesothelioma Secondary Exposure Lawyer

Many families in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s were supported by workers that were exposed to high levels of asbestos fibers.  Many of these workers unknowingly brought asbestos fibers and asbestos dust home exposing their wives and families to toxic dust fibers that were inhaled.  These secondary exposure claims are becoming more common along the Houston Ship Channel area as well as other industrial areas throughout the United States as more and more wives and widows of asbestos workers are now coming down with mesothelioma, asbestos cancer, and other asbestos diseases.  If you are the spouse or family member of an asbestos worker and are experiencing severe symptoms including the following symptoms, you should be screened for asbestos diseases:

1) Shortness of breath, wheezing, or hoarseness.
2) A persistent cough that gets worse over time.
3) Blood in the sputum (fluid) coughed up.
4) Pain or tightening in the chest.
5) Difficulty swallowing.
6) Swelling of the neck or face.
7) Loss of appetite.
8) Weight loss.
9) Fatigue or anemia.
10) Fever, night sweat

 Other Asbestos Primary Exposure Worker & Construction Worker Claims

Today despite being better regulated over 1 million employees in construction and general industry face significant asbestos exposure on the job.  Many of these exposures occur in the construction industry, particularly during the removal of asbestos products in the renovation or demolition process.  Numerous construction workers are now dismantling many of the buildings and refineries that were built with asbestos products.  These workers are often not given proper respiratory protection and sustain heavy primary exposure from the demolition of buildings that cause asbestos fibers to be knocked into the air.  Many of these construction workers and abatement workers will have mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases in the future. Employees are also likely to be exposed during the manufacture of asbestos products (such as textiles, friction products, insulation, and other building materials) and during automotive brake and clutch repair work.

Asbestos Secondary Exposure is Still Occurring

The families and spouses of these hardworking construction workers that are tearing down asbestos filled buildings, refineries, and manufacturing plants are still receiving asbestos exposure from construction and demolition companies that do not take proper asbestos abatement procedures.  Wives and children of these construction workers greet their hard working husbands and fathers at home and unknowingly receive exposure to high levels of asbestos fibers that can cause mesothelioma and asbestos diseases later in life.  

If someone you know has mesothelioma or other form of cancer related to Asbestos exposure it is important that they get the best medical care that they can find and that the source of their exposure is stopped. If you have any questions feel free to send an e-mail to Texas Asbestos Lawyer, Jason Coomer.

Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawyers

As a Asebstos Mesothelioma Lawyer, Jason Coomer has worked with and against asbestos cancer lawyers from all over the United States as well as has worked with other lawyers from around the World on wrongful death claims.  As an Asbestos Mesothelioma Attorney, Jason Coomer assembles litigation teams of Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawyers for the large asbestos cancer lawsuits.  His asbestos cancer litigation teams represent families that have suffered asbestos cancer as a result of asbestos exposure at large trials, mediations, arbitrations, and hearings. These asbestos trials and lawsuits can be time consuming to fight, but when you are dealing with a family that has lost a loved one from mesothelioma or another asbestos exposure, the effort is worth it.  Individualized attention to an Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit is extremely important. 

Information on Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the mesothelium.   The mesothelium is a membrane that covers and protects most of the internal organs of the body. It is composed of two layers of cells: One layer immediately surrounds the organ; the other forms a sac around it. The mesothelium produces a lubricating fluid that is released between these layers, allowing moving organs. 

Mesothelioma (cancer of the mesothelium) is a disease in which cells of the mesothelium become abnormal and divide without control or order. They can invade and damage nearby tissues and organs. Cancer cells can also metastasize (spread) from their original site to other parts of the body. Most cases of mesothelioma begin in the pleura or peritoneum. The pleura is the outer lining of the lungs and chest cavity.  Mesothelioma may also occur in the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity), the pericardium (a sac that surrounds the heart), or the layer surrounding reproductive organs.

Most people who develop mesothelioma have inhaled asbestos particles either through occupational exposure or have been exposed to asbestos dust and fibre in other ways, such as by washing the clothes of a family member who worked with asbestos, or by home renovation using asbestos cement products. Unlike lung cancer, there is no association between mesothelioma and smoking.

Mesothelioma is a relatively rare form of cancer, but reported incidence rates have increased in the past 20 years. Incidence of malignant mesothelioma currently ranges from about 7 to 40 per 1,000,000 in industrialized Western nations, depending on the amount of asbestos products used in the society.  The incidence is expected to continue increase in many parts of the world as asbestos products become more common. Mesothelioma occurs more often in men than in women and risk increases with age, but this disease can appear in either men or women at any age.

In the United States between 1939 and 1980, approximately 30 million people were occupationally exposed to asbestos in the United States. Between 1970 and 1990, there was a large increase in the diagnosis of pleural mesothelioma in asbestos workers and their families. Though many asbestos exposure mesothelioma cases have been misdiagnosed as adenocarcinoma of the lung or other diseases, it is clear that the incidence of mesothelioma increases with use of asbestos products.

In addition to mesothelioma, exposure to asbestos increases the risk of lung cancer, asbestosis (a noncancerous, chronic lung ailment), and other cancers, such as those of the larynx and kidney.

If someone you know has mesothelioma or other form of cancer related to Asbestos exposure it is important that they get the best medical care that they can find and that the source of their exposure is stopped. If you have any questions feel free to send an e-mail to Texas Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawyer, Jason Coomer.

Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Symptoms of mesothelioma can appear 20 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos. These symptoms include shortness of breath, chronic cough, coughing up blood, night sweats, and pain in the chest due to an accumulation of fluid in the pleural space are often symptoms of pleural mesothelioma.  Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma include weight loss and cachexia, abdominal swelling and pain due to ascites (a buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity). Other symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma may include bowel obstruction, blood clotting abnormalities, anemia, and fever. If the cancer has spread beyond the mesothelium to other parts of the body, symptoms may include pain, trouble swallowing, or swelling of the neck or face.

Mesothelioma can affect several areas of the body and can cause the following symptoms:

  • chest wall pain

  • pleural effusion, or fluid surrounding the lung

  • shortness of breath

  • fatigue or anemia

  • wheezing, hoarseness, or cough

  • blood in the sputum (fluid) coughed up

  • abdominal pain

  • ascites, or an abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen

  • a mass in the abdomen

  • problems with bowel function

  • weight loss

  • blood clots in the veins, which may cause thrombophlebitis

  • disseminated intravascular coagulation, a disorder causing severe bleeding in many body organs

  • jaundice, or yellowing of the eyes and skin

  • low blood sugar level

  • pleural effusion

  • pulmonary emboli, or blood clots in the arteries of the lungs

  • severe ascites

Shortness of breath and pain in the chest from accumulation of fluid in the pleura are often symptoms of pleural mesothelioma. Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma include weight loss and abdominal pain and swelling due to a buildup of fluid in the abdomen. Other symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma may include bowel obstruction, blood clotting abnormalities, anemia, and fever. If the mesothelioma cancer has spread beyond the mesothelium to other parts of the body, symptoms may include pain, trouble swallowing, or swelling of the neck or face.

Many of the above symptoms may be caused by mesothelioma or by other, less serious conditions. It is important to see a doctor about any of these symptoms. Only a doctor can make a diagnosis.  Please read below for information on the diagnosis of mesothelioma.

If someone you know has mesothelioma or other form of cancer related to Asbestos exposure it is important that they get the best medical care that they can find and that the source of their exposure is stopped. If you have any questions feel free to send an e-mail to Texas Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawyer, Jason Coomer.

Diagnosis of Mesothelioma

Diagnosing mesothelioma begins with a review of the patient's medical history to determine if the patient has had exposure to asbestos. A physical examination also performed, followed by chest X-ray and often lung function tests. The X-ray is used to determine if there is any pleural thickening that is commonly seen after asbestos exposure.  If there is pleural thickening it increases suspicion of a diagnoses of mesothelioma.

A CAT scan or an MRI and cytology is then done to determine if a large amount of fluid and or abnormal cells are present.  To study the pleural fluid a pleural tap or chest drain is done, in ascites with an paracentesis or ascitic drain and in a pericardial effusion with pericardiocentesis. If cytology is positive or a plaque is regarded as suspicious, a biopsy is needed to confirm a diagnosis of mesothelioma.

The biopsy is performed by a surgeon or a medical oncologist (a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer).  This surgeon or oncologist removes a sample of tissue for examination under a microscope by a pathologist. A biopsy may be done in different ways, depending on where the abnormal area is located. If the cancer is in the chest, the doctor may perform a thoracoscopy. In this procedure, the doctor makes a small cut through the chest wall and puts a thin, lighted tube called a thoracoscope into the chest between two ribs. Thoracoscopy allows the doctor to look inside the chest and obtain tissue samples. If the cancer is in the abdomen, the doctor may perform a peritoneoscopy. To obtain tissue for examination, the doctor makes a small opening in the abdomen and inserts a special instrument called a peritoneoscope into the abdominal cavity. If these procedures do not yield enough tissue, more extensive diagnostic surgery may be necessary.

If the diagnosis is mesothelioma, the doctor will want to learn the stage (or extent) of the disease. Staging involves more tests in a careful attempt to find out whether the cancer has spread and, if so, to which parts of the body. Knowing the stage of the disease helps the doctor plan treatment.

Mesothelioma is described as localized if the cancer is found only on the membrane surface where it originated. It is classified as advanced if it has spread beyond the original membrane surface to other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes, lungs, chest wall, or abdominal organs.

If someone you know has mesothelioma or other form of cancer related to Asbestos exposure it is important that they get the best medical care that they can find and that the source of their exposure is stopped. If you have any questions feel free to send an e-mail to Texas Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawyer, Jason Coomer.

Mesothelioma Treatment

Treatment for mesothelioma vary depending on the location of the cancer, the stage of the disease, and the patient’s age and general health. Some of the more common treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and drainage of fluid.

Surgery is a common treatment for mesothelioma. The doctor may remove abnormal or cancerous tissue and some of the tissue around it. For cancer of the pleura (pleural mesothelioma), a lung may be removed in an operation called a pneumonectomy. Radiation therapy, also called radiotherapy, involves the use of high-energy rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation therapy affects the cancer cells only in the treated area. Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells throughout the body. 

To relieve symptoms and control pain, the doctor may use a needle or a thin tube to drain fluid that has built up in the chest or abdomen. The procedure for removing fluid from the chest is called thoracentesis. Removal of fluid from the abdomen is called paracentesis. Drugs may be given through a tube in the chest to prevent more fluid from accumulating. It is common to use surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and fluid drainage to relieve symptoms and treat mesothelioma.

If someone you know has mesothelioma or other form of cancer related to Asbestos exposure it is important that they get the best medical care that they can find and that the source of their exposure is stopped. If you have any questions feel free to send an e-mail to Texas Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawyer, Jason Coomer.

Asbestos Cancer Lawsuits, Mesothelioma Lawsuits, and Mesothelioma Seconday Exposure Lawsuits handled by Texas Asbestos Lawyers and other Mesothelioma Lawyers

As a Texas Mesothelioma Lawyer, Jason Coomer commonly works with other Asbesto Mesothelioma Lawyers on cases throughout the United States.  He handles mesothelioma lawsuits, asbestos cancer lawsuits, and asbestos exposure lawsuits including asbestos product dumping lawsuits, asbestos secondary exposure lawsuits, asbestos death lawsuits, asbestos premises liability lawsuits, asbestos negligence abatement lawsuits, asbestos non-subscriber lawsuits, and other asbestos exposure lawsuits that have caused mesothelioma or other asbestos cancer.

He has worked on a wide variety of asbestos cases and has had the opportunity to work with and against some excellent asbestos mesothelioma lawyers including Dallas Mesothelioma Lawyers, Houston Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawyers, San Antonio Mesothelioma Lawyers, and Austin Mesothelioma Lawyers.   He prides himself on working hard for his clients.

If you have been exposed to asbestos and have mesothelioma or another asbestos cancer or have lost a loved one from mesothelioma or asbestos cancer, feel free to contact Texas Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawyer, Jason Coomer, with your name, dates of exposure, location of exposure, injuries or loss, and name of the potential defendant for a free review of your potential claim.
 

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