What is Mesothelioma?

Asbestos has been found to be the main cause of mesothelioma, a late forming cancer that attacks the lungs and/or larynx. The cancer caused by asbestos exposure has period of inactivity that could last up to 50 years. This means people who were exposed to asbestos in factories, homes, etc. back in the 1960’s could just now be exhibiting symptoms of mesothelioma. Thousands of people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. If you or a loved one has been harmed by asbestos exposure please contact our Pennsylvania asbestos exposure attorneys.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a flaky substance that was used a lot in the 50’s and 60’s in insulation, wallboard, and textile products. Asbestos is prone to breakage, leaving small particles of the toxin airborne and easy to inhale.

Common Symptoms of Mesothelioma

When symptoms of mesothelioma do start, they generally begin with:

  • Constant chest pain
  • Breathing problems
  • Weight loss
  • Fever


Older males are most at risk of an asbestos related illness, injury, and a mesothelioma diagnosis due to how common working in factories, steel mills, shipyards, and other plants were back when asbestos was most used. Some buildings today still contain asbestos materials which leaves this issue to be ongoing for many years.

Our PA Asbestos/Mesothelioma Lawyers Can Help

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma you should immediately contact our asbestos exposure attorneys at The Pisanchyn Law Firm so we can ensure that you and your interests are served. We can honestly pledge to you, without any equivocation, that should we accept your case, we will make completely sure that you get the justice you deserve.

Please, call toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for your free consultation. We have offices in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton and will travel to you.