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Mesothelioma / Asbestos Exposure Attorney

Mesothelioma / Asbestos Exposure Attorney

Asbestos/Mesothelioma Lawyer Serving North and South Carolina

Asbestos has been determined by the Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization and the Environmental Protection Agency to be a human carcinogen. Many people who have been exposed to and breathed in asbestos while working have decades later been diagnosed with various diseases associated with asbestos. When you are ready to explore your legal options, we will be here for you. Contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling (855) 5-BICE-LAW or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a mesothelioma/asbestos exposure attorney.  We’ll review your situation free of charge and advise you of your legal options.

Two commonly known lung diseases caused by asbestos exposure include asbestosis (non-cancerous form) and mesothelioma (cancerous form). There is a long latency period associated with all asbestos diseases. People who are affected may have been exposed in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s or 1970s. Unfortunately, there is still asbestos in some older buildings, and people are still being exposed and becoming ill.

Fort Mill & Rock Hill Asbestos/Mesothelioma Lawyer Serving North and South Carolina

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects cells that are found in the lining of the chest (pleura), the heart (pericardium) or the abdomen (peritoneum), according to the National Cancer Institute.

The only reliable test for diagnosis of mesothelioma is a tissue biopsy. Fluid biopsies have given a higher percentage of negative results than the tissue biopsy test.

Lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure is thought to occur at a younger age than other lung cancers. These types of cancers tend to occur in the lower lobes of the lungs as well. If the exposed person is a smoker, the risk of getting asbestos-related lung cancer rises exponentially.

There are several stages of mesothelioma. Localized malignant mesothelioma, or Stage I, is generally localized to the lining of the chest cavity around the lung or heart, in the diaphragm or the lung. Advanced malignant mesothelioma, or Stage II, means the cancer has spread beyond the chest, affecting the lymph nodes in the chest as well. Stage III, affects many areas of the chest wall, including, but not limited to the heart, chest, through the diaphragm, or the abdominal lining and sometimes into nearby lymph nodes. Stage IV means the cancer has spread to distant tissues and organs. Recurrent malignant mesothelioma means the cancer has returned after treatment. It can come back in the area originally affected or in other parts of the body.

Contact the Mesothelioma/Asbestos Exposure Law Firm of Bice Law

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law.  We serve families across both North and South Carolina. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, however, so you must act quickly.  Contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling (855) 5-BICE-LAW or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a mesothelioma/asbestos exposure  attorney.  Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.