Mesothelioma is a deadly and aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, a microscopic natural fiber used in many industries. Decades after holding certain jobs in aluminum plants, steel mills, power plants, shipyards, or any other jobsite where asbestos was present, victims begin to suffer symptoms that often lead to tragic diagnoses of incurable diseases.
Medical treatment options may seem limited or nonexistent. However, legal representation is necessary to protect the rights of the victims and their family members, and at times allows our clients the ability to pursue alternative and more aggressive treatments if their doctors recommend them. At Brayton Purcell LLP, we staff seasoned and successful trial lawyers known for maximizing compensation on behalf of peritoneal mesothelioma victims.
Peritoneal Mesothelioma Attorneys Maximizing Compensation for Clients
Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare form of mesothelioma, affecting the lining around the stomach or abdomen (peritoneum) made up of mesothelial cells caused by asbestos fibers. That thin membrane functions as a lubricant within the abdominal cavity, allowing surrounding organs and internal body structures to contract and expand. Stomach, chest and abdominal pains are common symptoms, and are often mistaken for hernias.
Like other forms of mesothelioma, the prognosis is poor. However, patients with peritoneal typically live longer on average than patients with other forms of mesothelioma. Patients diagnosed early can be eligible for a surgical resection of the disease, adding, at times, years to the initial prognosis. For those in later stages, chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be the only options.
Our attorneys focus on obtaining expedited trial dates and on the complex legal aspects of peritoneal mesothelioma cases while victims and their family members deal with the personal matters and the comfort of their loved one who has been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease. Our lawyers are recognized nationwide by peer attorneys and families throughout the country. In the United States, Alan Brayton is considered one of the top attorneys and a renowned expert in asbestos bankruptcy law, securing billions of dollars for asbestos victims. Senior partner Gilbert Purcell has secured multimillion-dollar verdicts for his clients nationwide, including California, Oregon, Washington and Utah.
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 peritoneal mesothelioma lawyer, please contact Brayton Purcell LLP today.