Common Symptoms of Mesothelioma

by Staff Blogger | November 29th, 2016

When the dangers of asbestos were first proposed several years ago, industry tried to discount the claims. That’s how it goes sometimes with capitalism—companies put profits before people. Unfortunately for the tens of thousands of mesothelioma victims throughout the years, that greed has cost innocent people their lives.

Mesothelioma is an incurable form of cancer that affects membranes lining the abdominal cavity and internal organs. The only true link to mesothelioma is the inhalation of asbestos fibers. What makes this disease even more frightening is the fact that these cancer-causing fibers can stay in your system for years before developing into cancer, meaning you may have been exposed decades ago and just now showing symptoms.

Those symptoms include:

  • abdominal pain or feelings of fullness
  • chest pain
  • difficulty swallowing
  • fluid in the lining of the lungs
  • lower back pain
  • loss of appetite
  • persistent coughing
  • shortness of breath
  • weakness

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your condition. Contact our experienced asbestos injury lawyers today for a free evaluation of your claim. Victims have secured tens of millions of dollars already, and you may have a similar claim. Contact us today.