California Mesothelioma Claim Representation
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. This aggressive cancer can affect the tissue of the heart, lungs and/or abdomen. At the law firm of Kaiser Gornick LLP, we know firsthand the pain and devastation that this disease has caused to victims and their families. Jeff Kaiser and Larry Gornick have represented hundreds of clients with mesothelioma and have personally negotiated over $250 million in settlements on their behalf. Our attorneys collectively have over 50 years of experience litigating mesothelioma cases.
We have created Mesothelioma Assistance, a website that serves as an informational resource for individuals and families whose lives have been touched by this devastating disease.
Mesothelioma and Asbestos
Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos, which is a carcinogenic mineral that has been used for a variety of purposes for the past century. Millions of Americans have been exposed to some form of asbestos in the workplace and/or at home. As the use of asbestos increased during and after World War II, the incidence of mesothelioma soared. Because mesothelioma has a long latency period, people exposed to asbestos decades ago may contract mesothelioma today.
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Mesothelioma
Since mesothelioma is a latent disease, it can take many years — often decades — before a person will start to exhibit symptoms. Depending on the location of the disease, symptoms can include chest pain, shortness of breath, cough, weight loss, swelling, irregular heartbeat and others.
Given that these symptoms can easily be mistaken for other conditions, diagnosing mesothelioma can be difficult. Doctors need to rely upon imaging tests, such as x-rays and MRIs, or fluid and tissue tests to correctly confirm a diagnosis of mesothelioma and the extent of the disease. Doctors also need to check for whether the disease has spread beyond its initial site to the lymph nodes.
Pursuing a Mesothelioma Claim With an Experienced Attorney
Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit against an asbestos manufacturer, and other liable parties, is often the only way to recover compensation. At Kaiser Gornick LLP, our lawyers have extensive experience handling mesothelioma claims in California and across the country. We have successfully recovered verdicts and settlements that meet the needs of our clients.
For more information regarding our mesothelioma representation, you may contact us online, or you can call our San Francisco/Bay Area office toll free at 800-824-8234. Schedule a free initial consultation and discuss your situation with us at no charge.