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Mechanic Mesothelioma Lawyer, Asbestos Brake Repair Cancer Lawyer, and Mechanic Asbestos Exposure Lawyer Handles Mechanic Mesothelioma Lawsuits, Asbestos Brake Repair Cancer Lawsuits, and other Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits by Texas Mechanic Mesothelioma Lawyer, Asbestos Brake Repair Cancer Lawyer, and Mechanic Asbestos Exposure Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

Texas Mechanic Mesothelioma Lawyer, Asbestos Brake Repair Cancer Lawyer,and Mechanic Asbestos Exposure Lawyer Jason Coomer works with families and other lawyers throughout the United States on large damages lawsuits.  He has worked on several asbestos Mesothelioma lawsuits and other asbestos cancer lawsuits.  He represents individuals that have been exposed to asbestos and have developed Mesothelioma as well as other types of asbestos cancer.  He has also helped families who have lost a loved one to Mesothelioma or other type of asbestos related cancer.   

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or another type of asbestos related cancer, please feel free to use our online submission form or please feel free to contact Mechanic Mesothelioma Lawyer and Asbestos Brake Repair Lawyer, Jason Coomer via e-mail, for a free review of your potential claim.

Mechanics Should Be Aware of Potential Asbestos Exposure from Brake and Clutch Components

Automobile mechanics should be aware of the potential danger of asbestos exposure which can cause Mesothelioma and other types of cancer.  The EPA has published information to help automobile mechanics avoid or minimize their exposure to asbestos: Current Best Practices for Preventing Asbestos Exposure Among Brake and Clutch Repair Workers.

Retired automobile mechanics should be aware that the danger of Mesothelioma can extend for 20 to 50 years after exposure.  Further, many of the worst asbestos brake and clutch components required repairs in the late 1980s and 1990s making the potential danger of Mesothelioma extend from 2010 to 2030.  Below is information regarding Mesothelioma including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment information.  Former mechanics who have worked with asbestos brakes should be aware of the danger and symptoms as well as communicate the potential danger and any symptoms to their physician.     

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 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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