Dedicated Assistance For People Diagnosed With Peritoneal Mesothelioma

After receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis, many people feel as if time is running short. They know they need to make medical and financial decisions, and they know they may have some legal rights, but they don't know where to start. At Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman we are here to guide you through. We will work closely with you and your family to get answers and hold the parties responsible for your disease legally liable.

Your Disease Was Probably Caused By Asbestos Exposure

Exposure to asbestos is the primary cause of peritoneal mesothelioma. However, because mesothelioma develops over a long period of time and can take up to 50 years just to show symptoms, delayed diagnosis is common and pinpointing exposure is difficult. Many people don't get medical care until it is too late.

Those diagnosed with the disease often face high medical bills, long-term disability and a great deal of pain and suffering — combined with significant ongoing health care needs.

If your family is dealing with this issue, contact RPWB. Our team is committed to protecting your best interests by thoroughly investigating your case, determining who or what was at fault and executing a sound legal strategy that obtains the compensation you need and deserve.

What Is Peritoneal Mesothelioma?

Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that forms in the lining of the abdomen, also known as the peritoneum. Peritoneal mesothelioma accounts for 10 to 20 percent of all mesotheliomas.

Common methods of treatment include radiation, chemotherapy and surgery, although these methods do not always produce positive results. At that point, physicians can recommend a palliative care approach, intended to minimize the pain and discomfort a patient suffers while maximizing his or her quality of life.

Companies Need To Be Held Responsible For Putting Profit Over Health

The knowledge that asbestos is dangerous and can cause cancer, including mesothelioma, has been available for decades. Despite this knowledge, companies continued to use asbestos in their products and employers continued to allow the use of asbestos on their job sites.

At RPWB, we will help you bring those who exposed you to asbestos and caused your mesothelioma to justice. In a court case, the individuals or entities responsible for your exposure to asbestos may be held accountable for the injuries, pain and suffering you and your family have endured. Additional compensation may be available through means other than litigation. Our lawyers will explain your options to you and the process involved in filing an injury claim against an employer or another at-fault party.

We Have Been Advocating For Mesothelioma Victims For Over 40 Years — We Are Here To Help You

From our five offices in South Carolina — Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Aiken, Columbia and Barnwell — and our office in Edwardsville, Illinois, we provide dedicated legal representation to peritoneal mesothelioma victims throughout the country. Our main goal is to get you and your family the financial resources you need for a stable future.

To discuss your options in a free consultation, call 866-594-8765 or contact us online. We're passionate about seeking justice for clients suffering from this devastating condition, and you pay no attorney's fees unless you receive compensation in a settlement or judgment.