Mesothelioma is an inoperable form of asbestos cancer that affects approximately 3,000 Americans every year. Believe it or not, the symptoms of mesothelioma can remain dormant for up to 55-years after first being exposed to asbestos.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
Do you have reason to believe you have mesothelioma? Here are some of the most common symptoms that you might experience:
- Chest wall pain
- Shortness of breath
- Fluid surrounding the lung
- Coughing up blood
This is not an illness you can diagnose on your own. Instead, you should get medical advice right away. Remember, there are steps you can take to minimize the discomfort associated with this form of cancer.
What to Do Following a Mesothelioma Diagnosis
You were recently diagnosed with mesothelioma. Now what? What steps should you take from here?
One of the first things that you might do is discuss treatment options with your medical providers. While there is no cure for mesothelioma, there are options available that can reduce your symptoms and increase your comfort.
While receiving treatment, you might consider how you contracted mesothelioma. The most common cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a mineral that was commonly used in work environments many years ago. By the time it was recognized how dangerous the mineral was, millions of workers had already been exposed to it. In response, many companies were required to set up funds for compensation of employees, in the event that they did develop mesothelioma. Many employees have already come forward with a mesothelioma diagnosis and a lawyer, collecting their portion of the funds. These funds can be used to cover medical bills, lost wages, home care, and any other associated expenses.
You may need evidence that you were exposed, such as employment records. But, when you work with a lawyer, they can help you build your case and collect the necessary evidence.
From here, you may decide to contact and work with a mesothelioma lawyer. It is not usually easy to navigate a mesothelioma case, making it crucial that you work with a lawyer who is familiar with it.
Contact a Mesothelioma Attorney
Have you been diagnosed with mesothelioma? How about a loved one? If so, you may have legal options to help pay for medical bills and for other damages. There is a lot of work that goes into mesothelioma litigation, so you must have an experienced and knowledgeable legal professional on your side. At our law firm, we can help you maximize compensation and feel better about your future.
We have already worked with many other employees who were, unfortunately, exposed, and then diagnosed with mesothelioma. We know that collecting compensation will not take away the pain and discomfort that comes with the disease, but it can help you and your family deal with the condition. We aim to continue fighting for our clients who have to deal with mesothelioma.