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Sacramento Asbestos Attorney

Sacramento Peritoneal Mesothelioma Attorney

Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare form of mesothelioma cancer that develops in a layer of protective membrane that lines the human body’s abdominal cavity. This protective membrane layer is known as the peritoneum, hence the term peritoneal mesothelioma.

Peritoneal mesothelioma, like the other three types of mesothelioma, is caused by asbestos exposure. Specifically, asbestos reaches the peritoneum only after it has entered a mesothelioma victim’s body through their respiratory system. Either inhaling powdered asbestos or swallowing asbestos fibers can serve as the cause for peritoneal mesothelioma, as both methods of asbestos exposure can cause the asbestos to reach the peritoneum layer of protective membrane.

How Rare Is Peritoneal Mesothelioma?

Peritoneal mesothelioma is quite common by mesothelioma standards, as only pleural mesothelioma is more common. In any given year, approximately 20 percent of mesothelioma cases receive a peritoneal mesothelioma diagnosis.

While there is of course no such thing as a good mesothelioma diagnosis, peritoneal mesothelioma gives patients a better chance at survival than the more common pleural mesothelioma diagnosis. Research shows that 10 years after diagnosis a peritoneal mesothelioma patient has a 39% survival rate, whereas pleural mesothelioma patients have a mere 4.7% survival rate.

Much of this discrepancy is arguably attributable to new, experimental forms of treatment, such as hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) that have delivered promising results.

Whether a Sacramento mesothelioma victim survives their diagnosis or not, the harms suffered demand justice in the form of legal compensation. Not only must all responsible parties be held responsible for exposing you or a loved one to asbestos, but your family also needs compensation for medical costs and perhaps even the loss of a loved one.

A Sacramento Mesothelioma Lawyer Can Protect Your Legal Rights

As a city with a rich industry and construction history, it goes without saying that too many Sacramento jobsites exposed workers to asbestos, which has been shown to cause peritoneal mesothelioma.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, get in touch with a mesothelioma lawyer who will protect your legal rights and the rights of your family. Your lawyer will provide you with legal counsel and will help assess whether your loved one’s mesothelioma was caused by asbestos exposure.

We have already represented a client who worked at Sacramento’s own Southern Pacific Railroad/Union Pacific Railroad, a jobsite that is known to have exposed Sacramento workers to asbestos.

From railroad workers to military depots and even Sacramento’s aging capitol building, the list of jobsites with a known history of asbestos exposure are many. The Ledger Law Firm pursues the right to compensation for any worker who was exposed to asbestos, and our team will build your case with the evidence needed to prove your mesothelioma was caused by exposure to asbestos.

Contact The Ledger Law Firm for a legal consultation to protect the rights of your family and let us provide the legal counsel needed to hold any and all responsible parties accountable for exposing you to the dangers of asbestos.

Reach out to The Ledger Law Firm if you or a loved one was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure in Sacramento.

Mesothelioma treatment centers in California:

Here is a list of treatment centers that treats mesothelioma and other asbestos related lung disease in California:

CITY OF HOPE COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER
MESOTHELIOMA TREATMENT SECTION
DUARTE, CALIFORNIA
91010-3000

CEDARS SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
MESOTHELIOMA TREATMENT SECTION
8700 BEVERLY BLVD.
LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA 90048

THORASIC ONCOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY
UCLA MEDICAL CENTER
MESOTHELIOMA TREATMENT SECTION
PO BOX 951741
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90095-1741