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Over the years, we’ve recovered hundreds of millions in compensation for our clients and we’re prepared to help you as well. If you need a legal team who truly cares about your right to recovery, you’ve just found it.
The cost of mesothelioma treatment, as well as the emotional and physical toll the disease takes on a person’s life, is costly in every sense of the word. Our legal team is here to help you recover the compensation you need. Our firm can assess your case, determine whether you should qualify, and then file your claim on your behalf. As long as we win, you should receive compensation to help you deal with the cost of medical bills and more. If you are a family member of someone impacted by mesothelioma, you may file a lawsuit and receive compensation as well.
Many personal injury law firms handle mesothelioma injury cases, but few have the drive, experience, and understanding of the law and the disease as Goldstein & Greco. If you believe you have a valid mesothelioma claim, give us a call or contact us online so you can tell us your story.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused exclusively by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral, typically used for fireproofing and construction purposes. Because of its availability, asbestos was widely used throughout the United States from the early 20th century up until the 1980s. Unfortunately, though useful, asbestos is an extremely dangerous carcinogen when disturbed. When its microscopic fibers are released into the air and inhaled or ingested, those fibers can cause scarring and inflammation in the lungs, mutations in protective cells, and will eventually grow and spread tumors across the lung lining or other organs. If you are someone who has developed mesothelioma after asbestos exposure, our firm is here to help. Contact Goldstein & Greco today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Certain groups of people are far more at risk of developing mesothelioma than others. Typically, those who either worked with asbestos, such as plumbers, construction workers, carpenters, insulators, drywall installers, and U.S. military veterans are at a higher risk of developing mesothelioma. Despite having knowledge of the potential dangers of asbestos, companies that manufactured asbestos concealed this knowledge from the public and continued to sell it. If you were exposed to asbestos and now have mesothelioma, there’s a strong chance you’ll have a claim against one of those companies.
The first thing to understand is that there are two main types of mesothelioma: pleural mesothelioma (involving the lungs and comprising roughly 75% of all mesothelioma cases) and peritoneal mesothelioma (involving the abdomen and comprising roughly 10%-15% of all mesothelioma cases). Common symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include chest pain, a chronic cough, tightness in the chest, and shortness of breath. Common symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma include weight loss, abdominal swelling, vomiting/nausea, and pain in the abdomen. The other types of mesothelioma, which are far less common, are testicular mesothelioma and pericardial mesothelioma (involving the heart).
Mesothelioma is typically diagnosed through physical examination, biopsies, blood tests, and x-rays or CT scans. That said, the treatment an individual receives will depend on what stage their cancer is in. Options include chemotherapy, surgery, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, and more.
Your Initial Consultation
An accident of any kind is devastating, but fortunately, most accidents leave a trail of evidence behind that a skilled personal injury lawyer can use to prove a future personal injury claim. If possible, you should do what you can to document your accident and then bring all relevant information to your initial consultation with our firm. This can include:
The moment you’re injured in an accident, the clock starts ticking on your personal injury claim. New York State has a statute of limitations in place, which means that if you wait too long to bring a claim, you’ll likely permanently lose your right to do so. This is why it’s paramount that you retain the services of a competent personal injury lawyer as soon after the date of your accident as you can.