Mesothelioma of the Heart

Pericardial mesothelioma is a cancer in the pericardium or heart lining. Although it is extremely rare, pericardial mesothelioma is a form of cancer, and as such, it can be catastrophic to the lives of those who are inflicted and their families. Like any other form of mesothelioma, pericardial mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. In the case of pericardial mesothelioma, asbestos gets into a victim’s bloodstream and heart.

Kaiser Gornick LLP has extensive experience helping mesothelioma victims and their families obtain the justice they deserve. We pride ourselves on aggressively representing your interests with the compassion and respect we would demand for our own families. If you or a loved one has contracted pericardial mesothelioma, contact us.

Symptoms and Diagnoses of Pericardial Mesothelioma

Common symptoms of pericardial mesothelioma include:

  • Chest pain
  • Dyspnea
  • Coughing
  • Palpitations

To detect mesothelioma, doctors use diagnostic testing methods that include imaging tests, fluid tests, X-rays, CT scans and biopsies. However, even with all of the advanced diagnostic equipment available to the medical field, doctors often fail to see the signs of pericardial mesothelioma until it is too late. Because it is such a rare disease, pericardial mesothelioma often remains undiagnosed until the late stages of the disease’s progression.

Treatment of Pericardial Mesothelioma

In most mesothelioma cases, patients have a number of medical treatment options like surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy. However, because doctors usually discover pericardial mesothelioma after it has been allowed to progress and spread through the body, most instances of pericardial mesothelioma cannot be cured. The medical treatment options in these cases involve minimizing pain and prolonging patients’ lives as long as possible.

Learn More About Pericardial Mesothelioma

With years of experience handling mesothelioma cases for patients and families in California, we can explain your legal options regarding mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. The lawyers at Kaiser Gornick LLP provide personalized and knowledgeable representation to our clients.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma and you would like to speak with an attorney, schedule a free consultation by calling our San Francisco Bay Area offices toll free.

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