Asbestos was, throughout the 20th century, one of the most widely used materials in the construction of new buildings. However, beginning in the 1960s and 70s, more and more evidence began to come to light linking exposure to asbestos with a wide range of different medical conditions. One of the most serious of these potential conditions was the development of a rare form of cancer known as mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects the inner lining of the body’s organs, known as the mesothelium. Because it can take years or even decades to develop, symptoms often are not noticeable until the disease has reached an advanced stage. As a result, mortality rates for mesothelioma are much higher than those of many other types of cancer.
Because of how serious the disease can be, it is important to be able to recognize the symptoms of mesothelioma early in order to seek treatment as soon as possible. The following are among mesothelioma’s most common symptoms:
These are just some of the many different symptoms that may indicate that an individual has developed mesothelioma.
If you suffer from mesothelioma and believe someone else’s negligence caused you to be exposed to asbestos, it may be possible to pursue compensation to help allow you to deal with the challenges your disease may cause you to face. Speak with our lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today about taking such action by calling (414) 271-0900.