Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second most common type of mesothelioma cancer diagnosed in the United States. Statistically, it occurs in anywhere from 10 to 30 percent of the new patients diagnosed with mesothelioma each year.
Attorneys at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., fight to obtain justice and compensation on behalf of people with peritoneal mesothelioma in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the Eastern United States. If you or a family member have been diagnosed with this type of asbestos cancer, don't hesitate to call or contact our firm for a free consultation today.
What Is Peritoneal Mesothelioma?
Peritoneal mesothelioma affects the outer and inner layers of the peritoneum, the part of the mesothelium that surrounds and protects organs in the abdominal cavity. While evidence is lacking as to how asbestos fibers come to be lodged in this membrane, the most logical current speculation is that asbestos fibers are ingested with food or drink and then, due to their jagged shape, are able to work their way through organs such as the stomach and into the membrane surrounding it.
As with other forms of mesothelioma, this cancer is generally thought to develop from the long-term inflammation and scarring of the membrane that asbestos fibers will cause.
Our firm has handled thousands of asbestos and mesothelioma cases. In the process, we've established relationships with experts and other professional resources in the United States who can assist us in developing the strongest possible case on your behalf. We have also accumulated a great deal of knowledge with regard to effective case preparation methods, trial strategies, asbestos products, asbestos product manufacturers, and employers who might well have known they were putting your future health in jeopardy.
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