Covers and protects the internal organs
of the body
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is directly associated with prolonged exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma affects the "mesothelium," a membrane that covers and protects most of the internal organs.
The mesothelium has several names, depending on where it is located in the body.
For example, the membrane that surrounds the lungs and lines the wall of the chest cavity is called the "pleura." Most cases of mesothelioma affect the pleura.
Other cases of mesothelioma have been reported on the "peritoneum", the outer membrane that lines the abdominal cavity, and the "pericardium" (the rarest form of mesothelioma), the outer membrane that covers the heart.
Weitz & Luxenberg is a leading plaintiffs' law firm that has represented people affected by mesothelioma for over 20 years. Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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