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How to Determine What Caused a Loved One’s Mesothelioma Diagnosis

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A diagnosis of mesothelioma can be harrowing for a family. If it’s in late stages, there might not be much that the doctors can do to treat you or your loved one. Unfortunately, mesothelioma is a type of cancer that typically isn’t found early, meaning that it’s usually advanced with little options for treatment and recovery. Since it is caused by exposure to asbestos, you might be left wondering what caused your loved one’s mesothelioma and who is responsible.

When someone else is responsible for exposing you to asbestos that led to you developing mesothelioma, you’ll likely want to hold them liable for the harm they caused you. With a mesothelioma lawyer from Frost Law Firm, PC on your side, you’ll be able to recover what you’re owed so that you can focus on your family and healing.

What Causes Mesothelioma

The main cause of pleural mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. According to the American Cancer Society, 8 out of every 10 people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma have been confirmed to have been exposed to asbestos. The other 2 people were also likely to have been exposed to asbestos and not know about the exposure. The fibers from the asbestos are inhaled into the lungs, which is why the mesothelioma manifests in the lining of the lungs, and sometimes affects the lining of the heart and abdomen.

The way any cancer is caused is by altering a person’s DNA and infecting their healthy cells. Based on research that the American Cancer Society has compiled, the inhalation of asbestos can cause those DNA changes that create cancer cells, specifically mesothelioma. However, not everyone who inhales asbestos fibers will contract mesothelioma.

How A Lawyer Determines What Caused a Diagnosis

When your loved one is interested in filing a claim against the person or party responsible for their mesothelioma diagnosis, the first thing that a lawyer will do is look into who or what caused that diagnosis. This will ensure that the correct party is being held responsible for their actions and potentially keep another person from being wrongfully exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Most cases of mesothelioma are caused by asbestos exposure, which most commonly happens at industrial jobs and worksites. If your loved one worked in construction or industrial jobs, or were a mechanic, power plant worker, factory worker, or worked in a shipyard, then they could have been exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma.

Even if your loved one didn’t work an industrial job where they were exposed to this cancer-causing substance, they could have been exposed in a commercial area. If their apartment building or office building used asbestos in the construction, then it’s possible that they were exposed and inhaled the particles in their building.

When you hire a mesothelioma attorney from Frost Law Firm to help you with your claim in Hawaii, we’ll use your medical documents to determine when you likely developed the cancer and what factors led to this diagnosis. We’ll look into your working and living conditions to see if your employer or building owner are responsible for the asbestos exposure that led to your diagnosis.

Frost Law Firm Will Represent You

In Hawaii, there are many industries that your loved one could’ve worked in that caused their mesothelioma diagnosis. That’s why Frost Law Firm, PC is here to represent you or your loved one and determine what specifically caused their diagnosis and what you can recover in compensation based on your injuries and other damages.

After we determine the cause of the diagnosis, our attorneys will compile all of the evidence of your damages and calculate how much you’re owed. We’ll ensure that we fight to get you full and fair compensation and keep you for settling for less than you deserve. Contact our office today so that we can discuss your legal options and how we’ll hold this party accountable for their actions.

Our Experience Is Personal

Scott L. Frost’s Family Experience with Lung Cancer

For most of his life, Scott L. Frost’s father, who was in the construction industry, worked with and sold products containing asbestos without knowing the materials were dangerous. He was diagnosed with lung cancer 40 years after starting his career, leading Scott’s family to fight like they had never fought before.

Pictured here with his wife of over 50 years, Scott’s father eventually succumbed to the cancer. Since then, Scott has made it his mission to do everything in his power to make sure corporations understand how dangerous asbestos is and prevent future generations from suffering as his family did, as well as support research that may lead to finding a cure.

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