Mesothelioma is an incurable form of cancer resulting from asbestos exposure. Blue collar professionals that include tradesmen, construction workers, Navy veterans, or any other profession exposed to asbestos unknowingly put their health at risk on a daily basis in order to defend and help build our country. As their career ended or while enjoying retirement, symptoms of that ongoing exposure to asbestos began to occur.
The attorneys at Brayton Purcell LLP, combine extensive experience and thorough legal knowledge with dedicated advocacy on behalf of mesothelioma victims and their family members.
Pericardial Mesothelioma Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Their Clients
Caused by asbestos exposure, tumors develop in the thin lining that surrounds the heart called the pericardium made up of mesothelial cells. Because symptoms resemble heart conditions, many diagnoses come late or not at all. Even those diagnosed face a grim prognosis since life spans last around six months following an accurate diagnosis.
Surgery poses a significant risk because of the tumor’s close proximity to the heart. Treatment focuses more on quality of the remaining life than a cure. Fine needle aspiration can remove excess fluid. Radiation to reduce the size of the tumor, while extremely risky, can be performed on some patients.
While medical options seem limited, legal options are numerous. Lives are changed following the discovery of mesothelioma. Doctors recognize the significance of the event and often encourage their patients to seek out an attorney.
Our legal team protects the rights of asbestos exposure victims. Founding partner Alan Brayton is considered one of the leading asbestos injury attorneys in the United States and an expert in asbestos bankruptcy law. Senior partner Gilbert Purcell has prevailed in numerous mesothelioma trials, securing multimillion-dollar verdicts in California, Oregon, Washington, Utah and nationwide.
Combining the experience of our lawyers, the dedication of our support personnel and the diligence of an in-house investigative team, Brayton Purcell LLP, devotes its vast resources to pursuing the best outcome and maximizing compensation for clients. For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced pericardial mesothelioma lawyer, please contact Brayton Purcell LLP today.