When an individual is exposed to asbestos fibers, these fibers may get stuck in the lining of internal organs, specifically the lungs. As the agitation continues, the victim may develop mesothelioma or another asbestos-related condition. Tragically, there is limited treatment available for mesothelioma and medical professionals will often suggest extreme measures in an attempt to prevent its spread. One of the treatment options that many people choose is surgery.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease and is in need of invasive medical treatment such as surgery, you may be able to take legal action against the responsible party for your asbestos exposure. Contact the mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955 to discuss your rights with a member of our qualified legal team.
Information on Surgical Options
The two major surgical options for victims of mesothelioma include:
- Pleurectomy – The removal of the lining of the lungs that has been affected by the cancerous growth
- Extrapleural Pneumonectomy- The removal of the lining of the lungs, heart, and diaphragm in an effort to catch cancerous cells that have moved into other parts of the body
Mesothelioma attacks the lining of these organs and can spread rapidly once it has developed. It is important to investigate all medical options before making a decision regarding your cancer treatment.
If you or someone you love has developed mesothelioma, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your suffering from the party responsible for your exposure to asbestos. Contact the mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955 for more information about your rights today.