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MESOTHELIOMA

According to the Mayo Clinic, Malignant mesothelioma (me-zoe-thee-lee-O-muh) is a type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of your internal organs (mesothelium).

Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. Mesothelioma treatments are available, but for many people with mesothelioma, a cure is not possible.


Risk factors

Factors that may increase the risk of mesothelioma include:

  • Personal history of asbestos exposure. If you've been directly exposed to asbestos fibers at work or at home, your risk of mesothelioma is greatly increased.


  • Living with someone who works with asbestos. People who are exposed to asbestos may carry the fibers home on their skin and clothing. Exposure to these stray fibers over many years can put others in the home at risk of mesothelioma. People who work with high levels of asbestos can reduce the risk of bringing home asbestos fibers by showering and changing clothes before leaving work.


  • A family history of mesothelioma. If your parent, sibling or child has mesothelioma, you may have an increased risk of this disease.


If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should consult with an attorney. An attorney can help determine how you were exposed to asbestos and whether any party is responsible for this exposure. 


If a party is responsible for your asbestos exposure, you may be able to receive compensation. 


Please contact me if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma to discuss your legal rights. 


Phone: 215-340-2500 or 267-994-2110


Email: pepper@jamespepperlaw.com or jamespepperlaw@gmail.com