It’s important for you to contact an experienced mesothelioma lawyer. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestos exposure is certainly the cause, and you have legal options. Consultations are free and you don’t pay anything upfront when you hire our asbestos cancer attorneys.


Why File a Lawsuit or Pursue Other Legal Options? Mesothelioma cancer is only caused by exposure to asbestos and there is no cure. Asbestos companies, manufacturers, and employers may all be responsible for exposing you to asbestos and causing your incurable cancer. Taking legal action means you have the chance to hold them accountable financially, which may also improve your family’s financial future and independence at this uncertain time. Our mesothelioma attorneys are here to help you and your family anywhere in the USA.

Mesothelioma Cancer Information

If you’re on the fence or considering whether to hire a mesothelioma lawyer, here’s a little bit more information about mesothelioma to help you understand the unique circumstances and risk factors of asbestos exposure for this type of cancer. Mesothelioma is a very serious but rare form of malignant cancer that is almost always caused by asbestos exposures. The most common forms of mesothelioma are:

  1. Pleural Mesothelioma
  2. Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs (called the pleura). Peritoneal mesothelioma is a type of abdominal asbestos cancer that starts in the lining of the abdominal cavity (called the peritoneum).

Other types include pericardial mesothelioma (affecting the heart), and the rarest form — testicular mesothelioma.

More Mesothelioma Facts

Did you know that even brief or minimal exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma?
Unfortunately, it’s true. For example, in several cases, we have represented mesothelioma victims who are wives and children of workers who unknowingly brought asbestos dust into their homes on their work clothes (called second-hand asbestos exposure).

Mesothelioma is a “dose-response” disease.

This means that the more a person is exposed to asbestos, the greater the risk he has for developing the disease.


Mesothelioma has a long latency period.
This means that victims of mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos many years before the cancer developed. The average latency period for mesothelioma is approximately 30 years but can be shorter than 15 years or longer than 40 years.

Related Asbestos Diseases

Victims of mesothelioma may also have another asbestos-related disease such as asbestosis or pleural disease. These non-cancerous conditions, although caused by asbestos, are medically separate and distinct diseases from mesothelioma. Therefore, a disease such as asbestosis does not “develop” into mesothelioma.

Because asbestosis has a shorter latency period than mesothelioma, some mesothelioma victims also develop asbestosis many years before developing the cancer. Medical experts believe that less than 15% of asbestosis victims will ever develop mesothelioma. Also, a person can develop mesothelioma but never have asbestosis or any other asbestos-related disease.

Experience Matters In Asbestos Lawsuits

Baron & Budd’s asbestos litigation lawyers were among the first in the country to take on an asbestos-related case, more than 45 years ago, and our dedication to helping mesothelioma victims has only increased over the years. Today Baron & Budd’s team of dedicated mesothelioma lawyers works across the nation, winning many precedent-setting cases and handling many mesothelioma claims. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you are likely entitled to compensation from those responsible. Make sure you have the best mesothelioma attorneys on your side throughout the legal process.

Mesothelioma litigation has attracted many lawyers who have never set foot in a courtroom. Unlike Baron & Budd, these types of “marketing” lawyers merely advertise for cases and then send them to the highest bidder for handling. When you hire Baron & Budd, you will have a mesothelioma lawyer from our firm handling your case who has decades of experience and substantial resources to help your case.

How is Baron & Budd Different from Other Mesothelioma Law Firms?

The cornerstone of our practice has long been mesothelioma. Our mesothelioma lawyers are still fighting for the rights of victims and their families more than 45 years later.


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