Throughout the early 1900s, several companies used asbestos to aid in their production. Asbestos is a naturally occurring product that is extremely heat-resistant, making it ideal for use in a variety of applications. However, many of these companies used asbestos with full-knowledge of the harmful affects it could have upon a person’s health.
Being exposed to asbestos can lead to cancerous mesothelioma. If this exposure occurred while working, this may entitle you to a settlement. If you’re in the Baltimore area and are suffering from mesothelioma, attorney Matthew Kiely may be able to help you determine what your options are.
Mesothelioma is a condition where cancer can form in the tissues surrounding the chest, heart, abdomen, diaphragm, or testicles.
Being a rare form of cancer, mesothelioma is difficult to treat, limiting treatment options to the following:
- Surgically removing the cancer
- Radiation therapy
Since mesothelioma can affect the tissues surrounding major organs, oftentimes surgery is not a viable treatment option. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are common treatment options for cancer. Radiation uses high-dose x-rays to try to kill cancerous cells and chemotherapy uses pharmaceuticals to try to achieve the same effect.
If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with asbestos-caused mesothelioma, please contact Baltimore attorney Matthew Kiely for assistance in determining if you’re eligible for a settlement. Call (410) 625-9330 today.