Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. If you or a loved one is facing this illness, you deserve to have a tireless Las Vegas mesothelioma lawyer fighting on your behalf.
Our team of attorneys knows what it takes to secure compensation for mesothelioma patients and their families. We are intimately familiar with the legal system, applicable state and federal laws, and the Nevada court system.
It is our goal to lead our clients to the most successful outcomes possible. As we determine liability, value claims, and file mesothelioma lawsuits, we do so with as much compassion, respect, and empathy as possible. Because if you are meeting with a team of mesothelioma attorneys, it means you’ve already received some of the most devastating news of your life.
We offer completely free consultations to those who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma. Contact us today to speak with a team of lawyers who care.
Mesothelioma: What Is It and Where Does It Develop?
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops in the tissue lining the lungs, heart, stomach, or other internal organs. This rare form of cancer is aggressive and, in most cases, deadly.
Doctors further categorize mesothelioma based on its location in the body. You may have been diagnosed with:
- Pleural mesothelioma
- Pericardial mesothelioma
- Peritoneal mesothelioma
- Paratesticular mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is further categorized as either malignant or benign. A benign mesothelioma tumor can typically be removed with surgery and is not expected to recur. Malignant mesothelioma is cancerous and may metastasize (spread) to other parts of the body.
Malignant mesothelioma patients face an average life expectancy of only four to 18 months. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with this devastating disease and want to learn more about your legal options, please reach out to the legal team at Frost Law Firm, PC.
As mesothelioma lawyers, we proudly represent our friends, neighbors, and the community of Las Vegas. Whether you’re located in North Las Vegas, Paradise, Henderson, or beyond, we’re honored to serve the residents of Nevada.
Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma develops rapidly from the onset of the very first symptom. If you have even one of the following signs or symptoms of this deadly cancer, schedule an appointment with your doctor right away.
- A persistent cough (with or without pain)
- Shortness of breath
- Lower back pain
- Pain or discomfort in the chest
- Trouble swallowing food
- Loss of appetite
- Swelling in the face or arms
- Hoarse voice with no apparent cause
- Swelling or fluid retention in the abdomen
- Nausea and vomiting
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Unexplained weight loss
- Excessive sweating (especially while sleeping)
- Blood clots (thrombosis)
Asbestos exposure is the most common cause of mesothelioma. If you know that you’ve been exposed to asbestos through work, your home, the environment, or any other means, do not ignore any of the above symptoms.
An early diagnosis can improve your prognosis, life expectancy, and overall quality of life. After you’ve met with a doctor, be sure to schedule a free consultation with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer.
Why Do People Sue for Mesothelioma?
The reasons that people choose to sue for mesothelioma are often deeply personal. While seeking compensation to cover damages like medical expenses, lost wages, and more are common, we have found that each and every client we work with has their own reason for filing a mesothelioma lawsuit.
Anytime that we meet with clients living with asbestos-related diseases, we are deeply aware of just how personal this journey can be.
Not sure if filing a legal claim is the right decision for you? We invite you to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation informational meeting with a Las Vegas mesothelioma attorney.
We Are Las Vegas Mesothelioma Lawyers Specializing in Asbestos Exposure Cases
Frost Law Firm, PC is a multi-state personal injury law office. Our history is rooted in legal advocacy for mesothelioma patients and their families. In everything that we do, we prioritize the workers, families, and individuals who were unfairly put at risk for developing this deadly disease.
As a mesothelioma lawyer, founding attorney Scott L. Frost fights for clients in memory of his father. We are proud to continue a long legacy of doing what is right.
So why choose our law firm?
- We have recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of mesothelioma patients.
- We have the investigative skills needed to trace complicated lines of liability.
- We fight for out-of-court settlements whenever possible.
- We prepare for the possibility of court even when we expect to settle, so we’re never unprepared.
We’re here to talk. A free, no-obligation consultation is just a call or click away.
Compensation for Mesothelioma: Exploring Financial Options for Victims
A mesothelioma diagnosis is a life-changing event. Treatment can take a significant physical toll on a person’s body, and the related costs can quickly drain finances.
As mesothelioma lawyers, we are prepared to help you fight for compensation for some of the following losses:
- Medical expenses
- Travel costs to and from appointments
- Lost wages and benefits
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
Compensation can’t undo the harm that’s already been done. But whether financial damages are recovered through a negotiated settlement or litigation in court, we know that compensation can help patients better face the physical, financial, and emotional losses they’ve suffered because of their diagnosis.
Working with a lawyer will be key to correctly valuing the worth of your claim. Because in most cases, there won’t be a second chance to go back and ask for more money—even if your symptoms have gotten worse.
The Dangers of Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos exposure causes approximately 80% of all mesothelioma diagnoses. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, they can become lodged in the lungs, where they cause irritation and scarring of the lung tissue.
Over time, the damage caused by asbestos can lead to a mesothelioma diagnosis.
Sources of exposure may vary, but many patients living with mesothelioma are workers who were once exposed to asbestos while on the job. Their family members and friends may have also been put at risk through secondary exposure, typically caused by fibers attached to clothing, skin, and hair that then dispersed in the home.
Workers that have been disproportionately impacted by asbestos exposure include:
- Auto mechanics
- Shipyard workers
- Maintenance workers
- Military servicemembers
If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while working in Las Vegas, Nevada, you may need help holding the at-fault party liable for their actions. Mesothelioma develops over a period of years. The first symptom may not appear until from decades have passed.
Our team of lawyers is prepared to trace lines of exposure and liability as far back as needed.
Known Las Vegas Asbestos Exposure Sites
The following companies and work sites are known sources of asbestos exposure in the Las Vegas area:
- Allied Insulation Company
- American Borate Company
- American Linen Supply
- American Potash and Chemical Corporation
- Apex Lime Paint
- Apex Plastering Company
- Basic Magnesium, Inc.
- Caesars Palace
- Desert Inn Hotel
- Edward W. Clark Generating Station
- Fibreboard Paper Products Corporation
- Harry Allen Power Station
- Hilton Hotel
- Las Vegas County Courthouse
- Las Vegas Machine, Inc.
- Las Vegas Van & Transfer Siding
- MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
- Multiple Chamber Incinerator
- Murray B. Marsh Company
- Nellis Air Force Base
- Nevada Pipeline
- Nevada Power Company
- Nevada Test Site (Nevada Proving Grounds)
- North Las Vegas Shopping Center
- Pacific Fruit Express Company
- San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad Company
- Shirley Company
- Showboat Hotel and Casino (Castaways Hotel and Casino)
- Southern Nevada Power Company
- Stardust Hotel and Casino
- Stauffer Chemical Company
- Suncoast Hotel and Casino
- Sunrise Power Plant
- Tropicana Hotel
- Union Pacific Railroad Company
- Union Pacific System
- Western Laundry and Linen Rental Company
If you or a loved one worked at any of the sites or for any of the companies listed above, you may have been exposed to asbestos. Because at these locations, there was a distinct failure to protect workers and visitors.
The hazards of asbestos exposure have been well understood for decades. If you need help determining liability or otherwise navigating an asbestos exposure case, you can speak with a mesothelioma attorney from Frost Law Firm, PC at absolutely no cost to you or your family.
Who Is Liable for Asbestos Exposure?
Liability for asbestos exposure is complicated. When a Las Vegas mesothelioma lawyer from Frost Law Firm, PC takes on an asbestos exposure case, they are often looking for evidence decades in the past.
Employers, contractors, manufacturers, and other parties responsible for causing countless asbestos-related diseases have gone out of business or shuttered their doors.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our team of asbestos exposure attorneys is prepared to help you identify and hold accountable all liable parties, including:
- Former or current employers
- Companies that have gone out of business
- Asbestos manufacturers
- Product manufacturers
- Mining companies
- Negligent companies or land developers
- Land or property owners
Some asbestos cases involve multiple at-fault parties. Whenever more than one insurance company is involved in a legal claim or lawsuit, it is best to work closely with an attorney who has the skill, knowledge, and expertise to handle complex settlement negotiations.
Frost Law Firm, PC is prepared to guide you through the process of filing a personal injury claim, wrongful death claim, or asbestos trust claim.
Is Asbestos Still Used Today?
The U.S. stopped mining asbestos in 2002. That same year, manufacturers began producing many building and construction products with less hazardous materials. However, asbestos is not banned in the U.S. This dangerous substance can still be found in certain newly manufactured products.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), imported asbestos is often still used in products like:
- Vermiculite insulation for walls and attics
- Vinyl floor tiles and certain flooring adhesives
- Siding and roof shingles
- Wall and ceiling patching compounds
- Certain textured paints
- Heat-resistant fabrics
- Brakes and clutches used in motor vehicles
- Insulated door gaskets, oil furnaces, and coal furnaces
Newer uses of asbestos may pose a smaller threat of illness than older legacy products. As buildings, ceilings, floors, insulation, and other asbestos-containing products break down over time, they can release intact asbestos fibers into the air and surrounding environment.
When inhaled or ingested, these fibers can become lodged in the body, causing long-term injuries and inflammation. This damage can eventually lead to the development of mesothelioma.
Time Limits on Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Anyone who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in the Las Vegas area has only a limited amount of time to file a claim. Our state’s legal system imposes a strict two-year statute of limitations on mesothelioma lawsuits.
For personal injury claims, this is two years from the date of diagnosis.
For wrongful death claims, this is two years from the date of your loved one’s passing.
Mesothelioma Cancer Treatment Centers in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV is home to some of the most advanced cancer treatment centers in the United States, including:
- Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada – Central Valley
- Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada – Northwest
- Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada – Summerlin
- Optum Care Cancer Center – Las Vegas
- Southern Nevada Cancer Research Foundation
Mesothelioma victims deserve the best possible care and treatment. If you believe that your doctor or medical team is not taking your condition seriously and you don’t know where to turn, please contact Frost Law Firm, PC as soon as possible. We’ll connect you with resources about your legal options.
Treatment Options for Mesothelioma
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, your oncologist should explain your treatment options in detail. Your treatment options will depend on factors that are unique to you and your condition. Things like the type of mesothelioma you have, staging (how far the cancer has spread), and your general health will all be very important.
There are currently five standard treatments used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma. These are:
- Targeted therapy
- Radiation therapy
Surgery is also a standard treatment for cases of benign mesothelioma.
Get Legal Help for Mesothelioma Cases in Las Vegas Today
A mesothelioma lawsuit won’t reverse the past. But what it will do is give you and your family access to the resources you need most right now. And we’re ready to help you fight for what you are owed.
Frost Law Firm, PC is a nationwide mesothelioma law firm. Our in-depth understanding of various state laws, coupled with access to nationwide resources, makes us uniquely positioned to handle even the most complex legal claims.
And you can expect more than just a free informational meeting with a Las Vegas mesothelioma lawyer. We proudly take many cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we can provide our legal services regardless of our clients’ current financial resources. We’re additionally happy to help client all throughout Nevada.
Contact us today so that we can schedule you for your no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation.