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We help clients who need assistance with work-related injuries linked to asbestos and other serious problems.
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We help clients who need assistance with work-related injuries linked to asbestos and other serious problems.
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What Is The Lifespan For Someone With Mesothelioma?

It is natural to have many questions if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer involving cells of the mesothelium (the membrane covering and protecting the body’s internal organs). Mesothelioma is most often caused by exposure to asbestos. While mesothelioma can develop in several areas of the body the most common type of mesothelioma affects the mesothelium surrounding the lungs ( pleural mesothelioma).

For a free case evaluation and answers regarding your specific case — don’t hesitate to call 888-362-6890 or contact us online.

Prognosis

People whose lives have been affected by mesothelioma often ask, “What is the life span for someone diagnosed with mesothelioma?” Unfortunately, there is no one answer to this question because every individual case is different. Often this depends upon when a person’s mesothelioma was diagnosed and the part of the body affected by the mesothelioma. Sadly, mesothelioma is rarely diagnosed in the early stages of the disease. Because mesothelioma is usually diagnosed in later stages, treatment strategies tend to be focused more on improving quality of life rather than defeating the disease.

However, this does not mean anyone affected by mesothelioma should give up. Today more and more people diagnosed with mesothelioma are living longer and with a better quality of life than those diagnosed with this terrible disease did in the past. Check out our mesothelioma resources and coping strategies page for additional information.

Remember, every case is different and there are a number of factors that determine a patient’s prognosis. These factors include:

  • Stage of the disease at the time of the initial diagnosis
  • Particular type of mesothelioma and organs affected
  • Age
  • Pre-existing health conditions
  • Operability of any tumors

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The Illinois mesothelioma lawyers at The Gori Law Firm, have handled hundreds of mesothelioma cases and thousands of asbestosis and asbestos lung cancer lawsuits across the country, obtaining more than $3 billion in compensation for our clients along the way.

For a free case evaluation, please call our law offices directly or contact us online. An experienced Madison County attorney will be available to discuss your specific case.

Why Choose The Gori Law Firm?

Experience

With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we guide our clients through the litigation process by addressing questions and concerns and about the outcome every step of the way. Read More

Results

The team at The Gori Law Firm fights hard for clients, working to get the compensation and the settlement they deserve, obtaining over $3 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Read More

Team Approach

We are more than just experienced attorneys: our team is also made up of highly trained paralegals and professionals specially trained to deal with the demands of these complex cases. Read More

Faster Trial Dates
We know that obtaining funds in a timely manner will help cover medical expenses. The Gori Law Firm works quickly to recover funds and secure the earliest possible trial dates on our client's behalf. Read More

Recognition

  • Super Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Association for Justice
  • ABA Defending Liberty Pursuing Justice
  • Illinois State Bar Association

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