Mesothelioma is a serious, albeit rare, form of cancer. Affecting the lining of the body’s cavities and organs, known as the mesothelium, this disease is often difficult to treat unless it is detected at an early stage. However, because it typically develops over a long period of time—sometimes even decades—most people are only diagnosed once their cancer has progressed to later stages.
Mesothelioma is typically caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral substance that was frequently used in construction and other industries for most of the 20th century. It can take several different forms, though the most common type by far is pleural mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the lungs and thoracic, or chest, cavity.
As with other types of cancer, individuals with mesothelioma have the best prognosis if their condition is caught at the earliest possible stage, when a wide range of treatment options is still available. Therefore, it is important to be able to recognize the symptoms of mesothelioma if you believe you may have been exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos. The following are some of the most common symptoms of mesothelioma:
All of these symptoms may indicate that an individual has developed mesothelioma. In these circumstances, it may be possible for mesothelioma sufferers to pursue compensation for their medical costs and other expenses from those responsible for exposing them to asbestos.
If you believe that you have developed mesothelioma, discuss filing a personal injury lawsuit with our dedicated legal team. Contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (414) 271-0900 to speak with an attorney about your legal options in this difficult situation.