Many people ask us, “How is mesothelioma diagnosed?”

The only definitive way you can diagnose mesothelioma is through a biopsy. That’s done at the hospital with a surgeon who takes a piece of tissue, analyzes it, and comes up with the diagnosis of mesothelioma.  Please feel free to visit our Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Healthcare Providers page to view some of the healthcare providers who have provided medical treatment for many of our mesothelioma and lung cancer clients.

In the below video, dedicated asbestos exposure attorney Michael A. Ponterio discusses in detail how mesothelioma is diagnosed.

Prolonged exposure to raw asbestos or to materials containing asbestos can lead to terminal illness. However, many individuals have been diagnosed with mesothelioma years after a brief but intense exposure to asbestos. An example would be during a summer job.

There are also many documented cases of mesothelioma resulting from second-hand exposure to asbestos carried home on a worker’s clothing. Wives who regularly launder their husband’s clothes and children who encounter dust on a family member’s clothing are at heightened risk.

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Since 1995, the attorneys at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC have been helping clients in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, NY, who have been injured due to asbestos exposure. Through our tireless efforts, we have helped to shape and reform asbestos laws throughout the state of New York. We have a full team of lawyers devoted to representing people exposed to asbestos.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, please contact us today and we will schedule an appointment to come to your home and meet with you and your family to explain your legal rights.