What is the Most Common Type of Mesothelioma?

At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., in New York City, our mesothelioma trial lawyers have litigated cases on behalf of clients who are at various states in their cancer treatment, and who are battling the different types of mesothelioma.

When it comes to how mesothelioma presents itself, oncologists mirror what we see day-in and day-out as part of our asbestos litigation:

Most “meso” cases fall into one category.

Here is more specific information about how many people are battling mesothelioma — and which type of the disease most of them contract — from the respected cancer treatment staff at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Micrograph of Pleural Mesothelioma. D2-40 immunostain
A micrograph of pleural mesothelioma, which is the most common form of mesothelioma.
  • IN THE U.S., BETWEEN 2,000 AND 3,000 PEOPLE ARE FRESHLY-DIAGNOSED WITH MESOTHELIOMA EACH YEAR.
  • THREE OUT OF FOUR OF THESE CASES, OR ABOUT 75 PERCENT, ARE PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA, WHICH AFFECTS THE LINING AROUND THE LUNGS.
  • IN ROUGHLY 15 PERCENT OF CASES, MESOTHELIOMA IMPACTS THE ABDOMINAL ORGANS, WHICH IS CALLED PERITONEAL MESOTHELIOMA.
  • TESTICULAR MESOTHELIOMA AND PERICARDIAL MESOTHELIOMA ARE MORE RARE.

It’s always life-altering to learn that you or a loved one has cancer.

But mesothelioma patients in New York can take solace in the fact that local facilities such as the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are among the best in North America at treating and managing cancer.

You can also count on the fact that the experienced mesothelioma trial lawyers at The Williams Law Firm are dedicated to helping victims of asbestos exposure and their families secure just compensation for their medical expenses and suffering.

If you or someone you love is sick with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, please contact our lawyers in New York City online or by calling (855) 955-6376 . Our asbestos attorneys represent clients from Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Upstate New York and nationwide.

Micrograph of Pleural Mesothelioma. D2-40 immunostain
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