Mesothelioma Attorneys - USA

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

If you or a family member had significant exposure to asbestos, whether at work or in the home, you need to worry about your health. Asbestos exposure can be extraordinarily dangerous, and, tragically, it can even be lethal.
At Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black, LLP, we represent victims who have contracted mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure. There are many versions of this deadly, lingering cancer, and one of the worst is peritoneal mesothelioma.
If you or a loved one has suffered peritoneal mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure, please call Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black, LLP today at 1-800-499-1797 for a free consultation. Though we are located in Texas, we help clients across the United States.

What is Peritoneal Mesothelioma And What Are Its Symptoms?

Generally defined, mesothelioma is a malignant cancer that forms when asbestos fibers lodge in the thin tissue of your lungs, abdomen or testicles. Over the course of decades, these fibers cause cancerous tissue growth, posing a lethal threat to the victim.
Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second-most common form of the condition, affecting between 15 and 20 percent of those who come down with mesothelioma. It affects the peritoneum, which is a thin membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and covers your abdominal organs. The peritoneum protects your organs and serves as a conduit for blood vessels, lymph vessels and nerves.
The symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma are usually related to the gastrointestinal system and include:

  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Night sweats
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Night sweats
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Anemia

One of the dangers of peritoneal mesothelioma is that these symptoms are often easy to confuse with other, less dangerous conditions. Victims will often try to treat the symptoms with simple, over-the-counter medications, leaving the mesothelioma untouched.

Treatment Options

The tragic truth is that while the prognosis for peritoneal mesothelioma is better than it is for many other forms of mesothelioma, it's still not good. The average survival period for those with peritoneal mesothelioma is about a year. However, younger, healthier patients have better odds, and with aggressive treatment can often live up to five years.
Treatment options include:

  • Surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible
  • Hypothermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy
  • Radiation

Of course, none of these options are cheap, and peritoneal mesothelioma diagnosis also carries with it some staggering medical bills. That's where our firm comes in.
Our experienced mesothelioma lawyers will help you pursue justice and compensation so that you don't have to pay for the costs of someone else's mistakes.Your asbestos exposure was not your fault, and it's not fair that you have to pay the medical bills for mesothelioma you suffered as a result of that exposure.
Located in Houston, Texas, Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black, LLP represents mesothelioma victims across the United States. Please call us today at 1-800-499-1797 for a free consultation

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