Testicular mesothelioma is an extremely rare form of mesothelioma cancer that comprises less than one percent of all mesothelioma diagnoses. If you have been diagnosed with this rare cancer, you may be wondering whether you can file a legal claim to hold responsible parties accountable.
Simply put, yes. If your testicular mesothelioma cancer or the wrongful death of a loved one was caused by a legally responsible party, The Ledger Law Firm will help you pursue and recover the compensation you are owed.
Like Most Types of Mesothelioma, Testicular Mesothelioma Can Also Be Caused by Asbestos Fibers
The primary known cause of all mesothelioma is exposure to the harms of asbestos. This naturally occurring mineral is made up of tiny fibers that can be breathed in or ingested when asbestos ages or is disturbed. Unfortunately, despite the evidence showing the causal connection between asbestos and mesothelioma, asbestos is still all around us.
This unassailable fact is largely due to the widespread use of asbestos throughout the 1900s, especially in the military and blue-collar industries. Many older buildings were also built with asbestos, which is why many homes still contain asbestos and shocking reports have revealed that 1 in 3 American schools still contain asbestos as well.
Although testicular mesothelioma is very rare, chances are that a full investigation into the facts of your diagnosis will reveal that a wrongful exposure to asbestos fibers caused your testicular mesothelioma diagnosis. Once we can show that this exposure was caused by a legally responsible party or parties, you will be entitled to the financial compensation that you deserve.
Common Causes of Asbestos Exposure
Due to the rarity of testicular mesothelioma, the medical community currently lacks a precise understanding of how asbestos fibers may be capable of reaching the testicles or turning that area of the body cancerous. What we do know, however, is that some occupations and industries were far more likely to be exposed to asbestos than others.
High-risk occupations for the harms of asbestos include:
- Military veterans, who account for approximately 30% of all mesothelioma diagnoses
- Construction workers
- Shipyard workers
- Teachers in old school buildings built with asbestos materials
If you worked in one of these industries or a similar one prior to receiving a testicular mesothelioma diagnosis, it is quite possible that your employer negligently exposed you to asbestos. This is true even if you worked in one of these industries decades ago. Research has consistently shown that mesothelioma has a long latency period, with the timeline between asbestos exposure to mesothelioma diagnosis typically ranging from 20 to 50 years.
Talk to a Testicular Mesothelioma Attorney at Ledger Law to Pursue Legal Compensation
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with testicular mesothelioma, you deserve to know the truth and discover whether a legally responsible party caused the disease because of a wrongful asbestos exposure. Our nationally acclaimed team of mesothelioma lawyers will review your claim and investigate the facts to help you receive answers and, potentially, the significant financial compensation that is owed to you by any party bearing legal responsibility.
Contact us online for a free case evaluation to discuss your case with a testicular mesothelioma lawyer at Ledger Law today.