November 30, 2021


Mississippi Mesothelioma Attorneys

Malignant mesothelioma killed around 200 Mississippi citizens between the 1980 and 2000. Although a rather rare carcinoma, mesothelioma cases have been on the rise in recent years. This is likely because the latency period between asbestos exposure and contracting mesothelioma can be 20 to 50 years.

Danger Asbestos Warning SignBecause of this long latency period, the number of mesothelioma victims is expected to continue to rise, even though the use of asbestos, the main cause of mesothelioma, has been severely limited in recent years. The number of mesothelioma cases is expected to peak around 2015 and decline, as fewer people will be exposed to asbestos in future years.

Mesothelioma is a carcinoma of the mesothelium, the thin bilayer of cells surrounding most of your internal organs. The mesothelium surrounding the chest cavity, the pleura, is the most susceptible to asbestos poisoning likely because most asbestos exposure is through inhalation. Three quarters of mesothelioma cases are pleural.

The mesothelium surrounding the abdominal cavity, the peritoneum, is also susceptible to asbestos poisoning. This exposure is likely through asbestos ingestion. One fifth of all mesothelioma cases are peritoneal.

The mesothelium surrounding the heart, the pericardium, is also somewhat susceptible to asbestos. The method of exposure to asbestos has not been elucidated. Only one twentieth of all mesothelioma cases are pericardial.

If you have been exposed to asbestos, then you are at risk of developing mesothelioma. Ensure that you consult with your physician and watch for symptoms of mesothelioma if you believe you have been exposed.

Our experienced Mississippi mesothelioma attorneys can help you to gain compensation for your mesothelioma claim. Please contact our experienced Mississippi mesothelioma lawyers by emailing or calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) today for your free case evaluation.