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Mesothelioma

Choosing a good mesothelioma attorney is imperative to ensuring that your case will be handled with care. Attorneys who specialize in mesothelioma litigation have experience with the medical considerations and history surrounding asbestos and mesothelioma, including case law and procedural rules. Nelson MacNeil Rayfield is proud to be part of the few mesothelioma law firms in the state of Oregon and is deeply committed to protecting those affected by mesothelioma.

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that affects the membrane of the lungs and abdomen. Since the disease shows symptoms that mimic other ailments, it can be hard to diagnose. There are four types of mesothelioma: pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, and testicular. Those with a mesothelioma-related disease often experience fatigue, difficulty breathing, unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite, and chest pain, coughing, and shortness of breath, among other symptoms. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, or have been diagnosed with the below mesothelioma-related diseases, contact us today: 

Lung Cancer

If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma lung cancer, also referred to as pleural mesothelioma, the primary types of treatment include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. The types of treatment you receive depend on your diagnosis, the stage of your lung cancer, and your overall health, and will likely include expensive appointments with specialists who will confirm your diagnosis. Since the majority of these cases are traced to occupational exposure to asbestos, you may be eligible for compensation. From ensuring your case will be handled with care to pursuing compensation on your behalf, Nelson MacNeil Rayfield is dedicated to helping those who have been affected by asbestos lung cancer.

What is Asbetos Lung Cancer?

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive cancer that affects the thin layer of tissue surrounding the lungs, known as the pleura. It’s the most common of the four types of mesothelioma, accounting for about 75 percent of all mesothelioma cases diagnosed annually in the United States. Although surgery generally offers the best chance for long-term survival, only patients in the early stages of pleural mesothelioma are candidates. For those who aren’t candidates for surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of the two are the primary treatment options. The initial symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include:

Chest Pain Chest Pain Chest Pain Chest Pain Chest Pain Chest Pain Chest Pain Chest Pain

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms and have worked as an electrician, mechanic, carpenter, or may have otherwise been exposed to asbestos, our law firm can help you recover losses.

Laryngeal Cancer

Laryngeal cancer, or cancer of the voice box, is often linked to asbestos exposure. Although past investigations of the link between asbestos exposure and laryngeal cancer were somewhat contradictory, the connection was confirmed in a 2006 report sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The report found that asbestos was not only determined to be a definite cause of laryngeal cancer, but that the cancer risk was dependent on the amount of exposure, meaning the risk of developing the disease increases with the duration and extent of exposure. If you’ve been diagnosed with laryngeal cancer and think it may be related to asbestos exposure, contact the law office of Nelson MacNeil Rayfield today.

What is Laryngeal Cancer?

Laryngeal cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the larynx. In most cases, laryngeal cancer is found and diagnosed because of the symptoms they cause. Tests that examine the throat and neck are used to detect, diagnose, and stage laryngeal cancers, including a physical exam of the throat and neck, a biopsy, CT scans, MRIs, PET scans, bone scans, and a barium swallow. Once diagnosed, treatment may include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy, and a variety of specialists are often involved. The symptoms of laryngeal cancer include

A sore throat that doesn’t go away Trouble or pain when swallowing Ear pain A lump in the neck or throat A change or hoarseness in the voice

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms and have worked as an electrician, mechanic, carpenter, or may have otherwise been exposed to asbestos, our law firm can help you recover losses.

Asbestosis

Choosing a good asbestosis attorney is essential to ensuring your case will be handled with the care it deserves. Attorneys who specialize in asbestosis litigation have experience with the medical considerations and history surrounding asbestos, including case law and procedural rules. The process of holding an employer liable for your asbestos exposure and resulting asbestosis can be complicated, and we’re prepared to help. If you’ve been diagnosed with asbestosis, contact the law office of Nelson MacNeil Rayfield today—we’re deeply committed to protecting those who have been affected by asbestosis.

What is Asbestosis?

Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Unlike other forms of asbestos-related diseases, each case of asbestosis is directly related to asbestos exposure. Asbestosis symptoms can range from mild to severe, and usually don’t appear until many years after continued exposure. Most people with asbestosis acquired it on the job before the federal government began regulating asbestos in the 1970s. Although it’s strictly regulated today, it hasn’t always been. Asbestosis signs and symptoms can include:

Shortness of breath A persistent, dry cough Loss of appetite with weight loss Fingertips and toes that appear wider and rounder than normal Chest tightness or pain

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms and have worked as an electrician, mechanic, carpenter, or may have otherwise been exposed to asbestos, our law firm can help you recover losses.

What Makes Us Different

With over 70 years of collective legal and trial experience, our mesothelioma lawyers will answer your questions at no cost, help point you in the right direction, or if need be, represent you and your mesothelioma claim in court. A successful mesothelioma claim requires an experienced lawyer with a proven track record who understands the intricacies of asbestos and mesothelioma, ranging from how a client was exposed to asbestos in the first place to understanding the state-by-state regulations for filing a claim.

 

Finding a reputable mesothelioma law firm with attorneys who are understanding, compassionate, and willing to fight on your behalf is essential. When choosing a mesothelioma law firm, here’s what to look for: 

  • Experience you can trust
  • Specialty in mesothelioma litigation
  • Satisfied clients
  • Fair fee structure
  • Ethics
  • Responsiveness

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