September 17, 2021

Mesothelioma

Montana Mesothelioma Attorneys

Malignant mesothelioma is a carcinoma of the mesothelium, a thin bilayer of cells lining the chest cavity, the abdominal cavity, the heart sac and other internal organs. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral substance that was a ubiquitous manufacturing component found throughout Montana.

Danger Asbestos Warning SignIn Montana, nearly 150 people have died from mesothelioma. Unfortunately, incidences, such as the asbestos exposure that occurred in Libby, Montana, threaten to greatly increase this number. Asbestos was used in modern manufacture since the late 19th century.

Mesothelioma can affect the mesothelium of the chest cavity. If this is the case, then it is known as pleural mesothelioma. 75% of all mesothelioma cases are pleural.

If mesothelioma affects the abdominal cavity, then it is known as peritoneal mesothelioma. This type of mesothelioma occurs in about 20% of all cases.

Mesothelioma can also occur in the heart sac. When it affects this organ, it is known as pericardial mesothelioma. Only about 5% of all cases are pericardial, leading it to be the most rare form of mesothelioma.

Additionally, the mesothelioma can take on multiple different histological classes, depending on the location, size and shape of the mesothelioma cells. Epithelioid cells affect the surface tissues surrounding the internal organs. This is the most common and least severe type of mesothelioma.

Sarcomatoid cells are much more severe, mainly because they occur in secondary tissues indicating that the mesothelioma has successfully metastasized to very different tissues. Fortunately, it is more rare than epithelioid.

Biphasic tissue contains both epitheliod and sarcomatoid cells. This tissue type is more rare than epithelioid and less rare than sarcomatoid. It is also more dangerous than epithelioid, but less so than sarcomatoid.

If you or a loved one worked or lived in Montana and has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Please speak with our experienced Montana mesothelioma lawyers by emailing or calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) today for your free case evaluation.