Pericardial Mesothelioma Is A Rare Form Of Mesothelioma

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with pericardial mesothelioma? If so, that means you were exposed to asbestos over a long period of time, and that exposure has resulted in cancer.

What is pericardial mesothelioma?
Pericardial mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos exposure that develops in the lining that surrounds the heart and can cause inflammation in this lining, as well as heart palpitations and irregularities in heart function.

A mesothelioma diagnosis is devastating for the entire family. Many important decisions must be made in a short time. At Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, we are here to be your advisor. We will help you investigate the cause of your disease, advise you about medical treatment options and help you secure compensation for yourself and your family.

What Are My Treatment Options?

Pericardial mesothelioma is one of the rarest forms of mesothelioma and can be very difficult to diagnose. Once a diagnosis has been made, the cancer has often reached more advanced stages and is difficult to treat.

Radiation, chemotherapy and surgery are the most standard types of treatment for pericardial mesothelioma. However, the patient sometimes develops resistance to medications after receiving so many of them during the course of treatment. The prognosis for this type of pericardial mesothelioma then becomes very poor.

What Are My Legal Rights?

We know this diagnosis is not easy news to get. No matter the type of treatment chosen or the outcome, your situation is not acceptable. Your mesothelioma was 100 percent preventable if employers and asbestos manufacturers had heeded health warnings.

At RPWB, we have over 40 years of experience fighting and winning asbestos cases for individuals all over the country. Our attorneys will help you take the parties responsible for your asbestos exposure to court and pursue collection of any damages to which you are entitled, including medical benefits, lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering. We can even help you gain reimbursement for funeral costs if your loved one passed away from pericardial mesothelioma.

The time to file a lawsuit is limited. For instance, in South Carolina, you have only three years from the date of the diagnosis to pursue your legal rights. Do not wait to get legal help.

Learn More About Your Options

When facing a diagnosis of pericardial mesothelioma, many people are hesitant to file a lawsuit. There are ways to pursue your legal rights without going to court. Our lawyers will sit down with you and discuss all of your options in a free consultation. In fact, pursuing your rights will cost you nothing until we obtain compensation on your behalf. To speak with one of our attorneys about your situation, call 866-594-8765 or contact our firm online.

We have five offices in South Carolina — Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Aiken, Columbia and Barnwell — and an office in Edwardsville, Illinois, from which we represent asbestos exposure victims and their families throughout the country.