Avondale Mesothelioma Lawyer
A mesothelioma diagnosis can cause a victim and their loved ones to suffer financial hardships, including mounting medical bills, lost wages, and travel expenses to and from doctor’s appointments. However, there are a number of legal options for mesothelioma victims to pursue compensation that can help to provide relief for their family. Hiring a lawyer can be an important part of that process.
If you or someone you care about has mesothelioma, often caused by asbestos exposure, reach out to an Avondale mesothelioma lawyer from our firm as soon as possible. We are prepared to explain each legal option, advocate on your behalf and manage the entire legal process so you can focus on your treatment. Phillips Law Group has recovered millions in compensation for our clients over the past 27 years.
Speak with a member of our legal team to get started. Our initial consultations are free of charge and confidential. We charge no upfront attorney fees and only get paid if we help you recover compensation.
Call our firm at: 1-800-706-3000 to get started today.
How Do I Know I Have a Mesothelioma Case?
Mesothelioma is often an aggressive form of cancer with a poor prognosis, but those impacted by this disease could be eligible to file a case for compensation.
Since every case is unique, our legal team is unable to provide a definitive answer until we are able to review your situation. This is why we encourage you to consult with one of our licensed attorneys to evaluate your legal options and determine whether you may have grounds for a mesothelioma case.
Submit our Free Case Evaluation form to learn more.
How Much Could My Case Be Worth?
The value of a mesothelioma case will depend on certain factors. If you and other fellow co-workers have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you may be able to pursue compensation through a mesothelioma trust fund.
Mesothelioma trust funds are usually managed by trustees who are responsible for figuring out how much compensation is allocated to those who file a case against the company. To be eligible for compensation, you need to prove your exposure to asbestos. This process could include meeting certain medical requirements, providing information on the stage of your disease and outlining the extent of your exposure to asbestos.
If a loved once has passed since being diagnosed with mesothelioma, there is no cap or limit to the amount of damages you could recover on his or her behalf in a wrongful death lawsuit. A qualified Avondale mesothelioma attorney is prepared to advocate for your rights. There is no risk or obligation involved.
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Deadline for Taking Legal Action
The majority of mesothelioma cases must be filed typically within a two-year period starting from the date you were diagnosed by a doctor. This is in accordance with Arizona’s statute of limitations. There are certain instances where you may be asked to file sooner or later. These types of cases are complex and take time, which is why it is in your best interest to retain the services of a lawyer who can build a strong case for you.
Should you have questions about the legal process or are not sure if your deadline has passed, reach out to our legal team for advice. Our experienced Avondale mesothelioma lawyers are standing by to take your call.
Types of Mesothelioma Cases We Handle
The most common types of mesothelioma are defined by the location of the cancer. Our lawyers at Philips Law Group are prepared to take on cases involving many different kinds of mesothelioma, such as:
This cancer forms in the pleural lining or chest and is the most common type, accounting for 70 to 75 percent of mesothelioma cases. Victims often experience pain in the chest, difficulty breathing, weight loss, fatigue and fever. Life expectancy for those with a stage one diagnosis is about three years with treatment while those with a stage four diagnosis can expect to live for about one year with treatment.
This cancer forms in the peritoneum or lining of the abdomen, accounting for about 10 to 20 percent of mesothelioma cases. Victims often experience pain in the abdomen, along with bloating, swelling, a decreased appetite and bowel changes. Half of those with this diagnosis can live for six weeks to 15 months with surgery.
This cancer forms in the lining of the testes and is the most rare, accounting for no more than 100 reported mesothelioma cases. Victims often experience swelling in the scrotum and lumps in the testicles that are painless. Those with this diagnosis can live for about two years with surgery and chemotherapy.
While there are several treatments options available for mesothelioma victims, there is currently no cure. If you have received a diagnosis and think you may have a valid case, we welcome the opportunity to discuss your situation in a free, no-obligation legal consultation. There is nothing to lose to see if you qualify.
Contact our Avondale mesothelioma lawyers for legal help 24/7: 1-800-706-3000
Mesothelioma Signs and Symptoms
Mesothelioma can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms generally do not manifest until 20 to 50 years after being initially exposed to asbestos. This makes it very hard for victims to obtain an early diagnosis, which often results in the disease progressively getting worse and not getting diagnosed until an advanced stage.
Common signs and symptoms of mesothelioma include the following:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Dry or wheezing cough
- Respiratory issues
- Abdominal pain
- Fever or night sweats
- Fluid buildup around the lungs
- Weight loss
- Muscle weakness
When these symptoms are identified and treated as soon as possible, mesothelioma victims often have a better prognosis. They can have a greater life expectancy. A biopsy would detect if you have the disease.
Occupations With a Risk of Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral commonly used throughout the U.S. in construction building materials, commercial products and household items. It was used in concrete and cement, drywall, insulation, roofing, paints and flooring, as well as in plastics, rubber, gloves and electrical appliances.
Today, asbestos-containing products has been proven to cause cancer and other serious diseases. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970 was created to help regulate asbestos exposure in the workplace. Although regulations have limited asbestos exposure, there is still some risk in certain jobs.
These occupations include:
- Boiler mechanics
- Construction workers
- Factory workers
- Industrial workers
- Iron workers
- Power plant workers
- Shipyard employees
- Steel mill workers
If you previously worked in one of these occupations or believe that you were exposed to asbestos in a similar field, you may be eligible to file a case and seek compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Schedule a Free Consultation With an Avondale Mesothelioma Attorney
At Phillips Law Group, we know that no amount of compensation we help to change what happened, but it may provide some financial relief to you and your family. Our firm has obtained over $750 million in compensation on behalf of our clients and are ready to pursue maximum compensation for you.
Our consultations are free and completely confidential. If you have a valid case and decide to move forward, you do not owe us anything up front. We only get paid at the end of the legal process if you get money.
Call an Avondale mesothelioma attorney at 1-800-706-3000 to get started.