Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare form of asbestos cancer that is extremely difficult to diagnose and treat, and which in most cases, unfortunately leads to death.
Free Peritoneal Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma, 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?
Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the thin cell walls which surround the abdominal cavity, known as the peritoneum. This thin membrane acts a lubricant within the abdominal cavity so that surrounding organs and internal body structures may contract and expand within their normal body function.
The second most common form of mesothelioma cancer is peritoneal mesothelioma. Peritoneal mesothelioma can spread to the lungs and when this occurs, it is considered secondary lung cancer. Peritoneal mesothelioma cancer is found in 10 percent to 20 percent of mesothelioma patients. The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.
Peritoneal Mesothelioma Symptoms
Clinical symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma at the time of presentation may include (but are not limited to):
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal mass
- Increased abdominal girth
- Distention of the abdomen
- Ascites (fluid in the abdomen)
- Weight loss
- Digestive disturbances
Do I have a Peritoneal 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 peritoneal mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.