Regular doctor appointments are crucial to ensure proper health, but exposure to asbestos presents added urgency to routine examinations. Asbestos-related diseases incubate for decades, and early detection is critical for proper treatment.
Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Individuals who have held jobs in the construction, shipbuilding, and manufacturing industry need to be screened for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related health conditions routinely. The following screening tests can be useful to diagnose mesothelioma:
Imaging – Imaging tests like a simple chest X-Ray, CT Scans, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are often very useful and they may show thick, nodular masses on the pleural surface.
Needle biopsy – A needle biopsy involves medical procedures wherein cell samples from the body are collected for laboratory testing. Core needle biopsy and fine-needle aspiration are the two most commonly used needle biopsy procedures.
Open biopsy – This is one of the most accurate methods to diagnose mesothelioma. A larger tissue sample is often obtained with an open biopsy. Open biopsies are usually performed under general anesthetic.
Cytology – This test analyzes cells in the pleural fluid and looks to identify malignant cancer cells. Cytology can be performed in conjunction with a biopsy.
Even with the best screening techniques, mesothelioma often evades diagnosis. Early and constant screenings are paramount for those who have suffered asbestos exposure. Medical science produces breakthroughs every day, and eventually a cure will be found. Until then, victims of mesothelioma should take action against those responsible.
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.