In a recent study conducted by Mount Sinai Medical Center and Hofstra University and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, researchers found that mesothelioma patients who underwent surgery had significantly longer survival rates than those who did not receive surgery.
The study was based on survival data of more than 14,000 mesothelioma patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, a rare type of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs. Pleural mesothelioma is primarily the result of asbestos exposure.
Surgical procedures for mesothelioma patients are limited to two notably painful and arduous options: extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and pleurectomy/decortication (P/D).
EEP involves the removal of a lung, a portion of the diaphragm, and the diseased lining of the chest cavity and heart. P/D removes visible tumors and the affected lining of the lung, but spares the lung itself.
Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that was utilized for more than a century in a variety of commercial capacities. Currently, however, asbestos is classified as a known human carcinogen. If a manufacturer or employer hasn’t taken the appropriate steps to safeguard their patrons or employees, they can be liable for illnesses resulting from their negligence.
If you or a family member has contracted asbestosis or mesothelioma due to contact with asbestos, please contact The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP by completing the form on this page or by calling (410) 625-9330 for a free case review. Our Baltimore mesothelioma attorneys have decades of experience in dealing with mesothelioma cases, and can help get you the compensation you deserve.