What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos when the minerals fibers become disturbed and airborne. This disease affects the lining that covers some of the body’s most vital organs, including the lungs, heart and the abdominal cavity.
Most often, those who suffer from mesothelioma were initially exposed to asbestos at their place of employment. In the past, asbestos was used widely across the United States and other parts of the word due to its durability, insulation capacities, and strength. Most commonly, it was found in construction materials, pipes, and shipyard materials. As a result, the majority of mesothelioma victims are people who have been previously employed in construction, manufacturing, shipping, or automotive industry jobs.
Early Detection Can Save Your Life
Common Symptoms of Mesothelioma to Watch For
Sadly, mesothelioma is fatal in the majority of cases, but treatment for the cancer can help victims to manage the disease if caught early. Symptoms of mesothelioma cancer can closely resemble those of a common cold or flu, which is why many cases go undiagnosed. Symptoms can also be mild, which stops victims from seeking serious medical attention. However, successful treatment and management of mesothelioma is only possible if the cancer is caught right away.
If you or someone you love was exposed to asbestos or are showing any of the following symptoms (especially multiple symptoms), seek medical attention immediately:
- Chest pain
- Muscle weakness
- Night sweats
- Pain while breathing
- Persistent dry cough
- Shortness of breath
- Stomach pain
- Sudden loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
Having mesothelioma cancer is difficult enough without having an expert attorney on your side to help you fight the legal battle. All mesothelioma cases are directly related to exposure to asbestos and are 100 percent preventable. Employers withholding asbestos information are at fault and may be held liable for your cancer. This means that you, as a victim, may be eligible to receive compensation.
If you or someone you love was diagnosed with mesothelioma or know that your exposure to asbestos was work-related, turn to our mesothelioma lawyers in North Carolina for assistance. You have rights and our featured attorneys will help protect them. Top attorneys are standing by right now to take your call, so go ahead and schedule a free consultation with a legal professional from our network today.