The rarest form of mesothelioma develops in the lining of the heart or pericardium. This type of mesothelioma cancer is known as pericardial mesothelioma.
Pericardial mesothelioma is believed to be caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral commonly used in fire retardant and insulating materials. Since this form of mesothelioma cancer is rare, however, the links between asbestos exposure and the disease are not as strong as with the other forms of mesothelioma cancer.
A diagnosis of malignant pericardial mesothelioma is very serious. Ninty-five percent of malignant pericardial mesothelioma cases are fatal within two years.
Our attorneys represent pericardial mesothelioma victims, as well as spouses, sons, and daughters of people who have died from this rare form of occupational cancer. Our attorneys have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards for our clients.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with malignant pericardial mesothelioma, please contact our lawyers today. Once we have all the information necessary, we will: