Mesothelioma Information

Sieben Polk P.A. is the only mesothelioma law firm in Minnesota litigating on behalf of mesothelioma victims. Our representation of Minnesota and greater Midwest clients has resulted in thousands of successful cases. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important that you contact a Minnesota mesothelioma lawyer promptly to ensure your rights are protected.

About Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body's internal organs, including the lungs and heart. Mesotheliomas are uncommon tumors, accounting for fewer than 1 percent of cancer deaths worldwide. 1 About 2,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States each year. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. Its rarity combined with its strong association with asbestos exposure makes it a signal malignancy, that is, an epidemiologic marker for exposure to asbestos.

The mesothelium has different names, depending on its location in the body. The pleura is the membrane that surrounds the lungs and lines the wall of the chest cavity. A mesothelioma tumor that develops in this area is known as "pleural mesothelioma." The pericardium covers and protects the heart. A mesothelioma tumor in the pericardium is known as "pericardial mesothelioma." The peritoneum is the mesothelial tissue that covers most of the organs in the abdominal cavity, and a tumor in this lining is known as "peritoneal mesothelioma."

For the past 30 years, the Minnesota mesothelioma lawyers of Sieben Polk P.A. have been representing Minnesota mesothelioma victims. Sieben Polk P.A. is the only Minnesota law firm providing this representation, and takes great pride in helping families throughout the state. For information regarding risk factors, symptoms, medical information and resources related to mesothelioma, click on the links above. In the event you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this disease, contact the Sieben Polk P.A. mesothelioma lawyers at 800-620-1829 toll free, 651-304-6708 locally or submit your information to the right for a no-cost case evaluation.

1. Roggli, Pathology of Asbestos-Associated Diseases, 2nd Edition.