Pleural Mesothelioma Is The Most Common Form Of The Disease

Your doctor just diagnosed you or someone you care for with pleural mesothelioma. What does this mean? This means that you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos, and that asbestos exposure caused cancer.

At Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, we have seen too many heartbreaking cases of victims whose lives — and the lives of their families — were torn apart by pleural mesothelioma. While we can't undo the harm that has been done to you, we can help you hold former employers and asbestos manufacturers liable for the damage they caused and get you and your family compensation for your medical treatment and pain and suffering.

How is a diagnosis of pleural mesothelioma made?
Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma often do not arise for years or even decades after the initial exposure to asbestos. Because symptoms often mimic those of other illnesses, diagnosis is often delayed until long after treatments would have helped the victim.

Treatment Options Are Limited

Although pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of mesothelioma, it is by no means the easiest to cope with. Standard treatment options include radiation, chemotherapy and surgery if the cancer is caught early enough. If curative measures are no longer deemed appropriate, the only option left to the victim is palliative care. While this may make a victim's life more comfortable at best, it is not adequate compensation for the vital years that were stolen from that individual.

We Are Here To Lessen Your Burden

After receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis, many people wonder, "What difference can one person make?" At RPWB, we know it may feel impossible to take on a large asbestos company or employer, but we truly believe that one person can make a difference. We will make sure your voice is heard.

Our firm has been representing mesothelioma victims and their families since the 1970s. We know how hard this journey has been for you, and we are here to lessen your burden in any way we can.

Do Not Wait To Get Legal Help

The statute of limitations for pursuing a mesothelioma case begins ticking the moment the disease is diagnosed. In South Carolina, the window to file a lawsuit is three years starting at the date of diagnosis (or three years from the date the diagnosis should have been made). Statutes in other states vary. Do not delay in contacting our office.

For more than 40 years, we have been advocating for mesothelioma victims throughout the U.S. We can help you and your family secure the resources you need. We have five offices in South Carolina — Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Aiken, Columbia and Barnwell — and an office in Edwardsville, Illinois. To schedule a free consultation, call 866-594-8765 or contact us online. You won't pay us any fees until we've secured compensation for you.