Northwest Indiana Mesothelioma Lawyers
Put 100+ Years of Combined Experience in Your Corner
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops as a result of asbestos exposure. It is aggressive, life-threatening, and will require immediate treatment to improve a patient’s chances of survival. It is also a unique form of cancer in that it may take decades to develop, after initial exposure to asbestos.
Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. represents clients across Northwest Indiana who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. We hold manufacturers, employers, and other at-fault parties responsible for exposing workers, consumers, and residents to asbestos. With over a century of combined experience, our mesothelioma attorneys are well-equipped to go up against formidable opponents in cases involving decades-past exposure to protect our clients’ rights.
For a free consultation after a mesothelioma diagnosis, call (219) 212-2462.
What Is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma develops in the lining (called the mesothelium) that covers bodily organs and lines organ cavities. The lungs are the main areas where mesothelioma develops. However, it can also occur in the cavities surrounding the heart and abdomen, but cancer in these areas is far less common. The disease has a latency period of anywhere from 20 to 50 years, which means it takes that long for the first signs of mesothelioma to emerge after asbestos exposure.
According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute, doctors diagnose approximately 2,000 to 3,000 patients with mesothelioma every year. Statistics show that mesothelioma occurs most frequently in individuals over the age of 55, but there is also an increasing number of younger people between ages 20 and 40 being diagnosed today. Mesothelioma occurs in men five times more often than in women. Workplace exposure in fields dominated by male workers is the probable reason for the disease’s greater development in men.
A variety of treatments are available, depending on the nature of the individual case and the stage of mesothelioma. Oncologists often use traditional treatments such as surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. Other approaches may also be possible, such as clinical trials using immunotherapy and gene-targeted therapy.
Covering Treatment Costs & Other Expenses
As with any form of cancer, treatment is costly, which is why after a mesothelioma diagnosis, it is important to consult a Northwest Indiana mesothelioma lawyer who can explain your options for recovering compensation. Even if you have good health insurance, insurance companies generally cover only a portion of the expenses and usually only traditional medical approaches.
If you are unable to work, the burden of lost income is another costly factor, which is also a damage that we can address in your lawsuit. By recovering compensation on your behalf, we can help you deal with the financial hardships typically associated with mesothelioma.
Find out more about your rights and options! Call Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. at (219) 212-2462 to schedule a free consultation today.
From the beginning of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C.'s existence, our dedicated attorneys have cultivated a reputation for client-centered advocacy in matters involving serious injuries. Drivers who have been harmed in truck, car, or motorcycle accidents; patients harmed due to the negligence of a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or hospital’s carelessness; consumers hurt due to faulty products; and others who have been injured due to no fault of their own, have found a trusted team at our firm. We are devoted holding negligent parties accountable and standing up for patient safety, in order to promote a safer environment within the community as a whole. Our attorneys will take a team approach to help satisfy our clients’ unique needs in seeking the full and fair compensation they deserve.
This commitment has afforded us numerous accolades and award and we are truly proud of our long history of helping those who need it most. Learn more about how we may be able to help you by contacting our firm today.
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