HOUSTON, Dec. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Naval service members suffer from a preternaturally high rate of mesothelioma, largely due to the greater risk of exposure. Shrader Law and Associates, LLP recently announced that they are now offering in-home consultations for former navy service members who have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. The intent of these in-home consultations is the make the legal process as easy as possible for those suffering from the illness.
Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that affects the mesothelium, the protective cells that line several organs of the body. It most commonly occurs in the chest cavity, but may also be present in the abdominal cavity or the cardiac cavity. Though often aggressive, treatment options do exist. These include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
The vast majority of mesothelioma cases can be directly linked to exposure to asbestos in the workplace. Asbestos is a group of dangerous minerals once used commercially in the construction of all sorts of things, including houses, buildings, barracks, and submarines. While asbestos that remains intact presents no danger, when fibers become airborne (as they would during maintenance or remodeling procedures), they can be inhaled. This presents a much more significant risk. Mesothelioma can have a long latency period: some people may be diagnosed thirty or forty years after asbestos exposure. In some cases, the latency period may be even longer.
Former and present members of the navy experience a strikingly high rate of mesothelioma. This is likely due to the fact that naval ships built in previous decades were filled with thousands of pounds of asbestos. It was used to insulate pipes and walls. This drastically increased the risk and occurence of asbestos exposure to members who served.
During the newly offered in-home consultations for veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma, attorneys will advise clients of their rights to compensation and their rights to file a claim in a court of law. They will discuss mesothelioma as it relates to the exposure sustained during naval service.
Shrader Law and Associates, LLP is a law firm focused solely on representing victims of mesothelioma and their families. They aim to seek justice by holding negligent parties responsible for their actions. With a long and proven record of success, Shrader Law and Associates has successfully recovered more than 100 million in compensation for their clients. For more information, Shrader Law and Associates can be contacted at (713) 782-0000.
Media Contact: Ross Stomel, Shrader Law, (713) 782-0000, firstname.lastname@example.org
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