Asbestos exposure is the leading risk factor for mesotheolioma. Asbestos fibers exist naturally in the environment and have been used in a variety of applications including insulation, flooring, brakes, and other products.
Asbestos was used for decades, despite companies knowing that asbestos could lead to cancer. Because these companies withheld this information, there are millions of people that have been affected by asbestos exposure.
If you’ve been exposed to asbestos and are suffering from mesothelioma as a result of it, Baltimore attorney Matthew Kiely can help determine if you should be receiving a settlement.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that can form in the tissue layers that cover your major organs. It can affect the lungs, abdomen, lining of the heart, or testicles.
Mesothelioma can be divided into different stages and it’s important to know which form you suffer from when seeking legal counsel from our skilled Baltimore attorney, Matthew Kiely. The stages of mesothelioma can be broken up into the following:
- Stage 1 – Localized malignant mesothelioma – cancer affects the lining of the chest, the diaphragm, or the lung
- Stage 2 – Advanced malignant mesothelioma – cancer is also affecting the lymph nodes
- Stage 3 – Advanced malignant mesothelioma – cancer is also affecting the chest wall, heart, diaphragm, or lining of the abdomen
- Stage 4 – Advanced malignant mesothelioma – cancer has spread to other organs
If you are suffering from mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure, please contact the Baltimore law office of Matthew Kiely to determine if he can help you obtain a settlement. Call (410) 625-9330 today.