Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is caused by exposure to the toxin asbestos, and typically affects the lungs, although it can also affect the abdomen. Common symptoms of mesothelioma include:
- Trouble breathing/shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Significant weight loss
- Hoarseness of voice
- Abdominal pain and swelling
- Nausea and appetite loss
Being diagnosed with cancer is a frightening experience for both you and your family members. With any cancer diagnosis, you wonder what the treatment will be, if it can be cured and how long you have left to live. Learning that your cancer was caused by asbestos exposure that you could not prevent can make your diagnosis even more difficult to come to terms with.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, your next step should be to contact a skilled, professional personal injury attorney who is familiar with the disease and how it is caused. At the Injury Lawyers of Illinois, we will fully investigate your case to determine the cause of your asbestos exposure, and we will assist you in lodging a claim for financial compensation for the psychological, emotional and financial damages you and your family will incur as a result of mesothelioma. You don’t have to go through this alone.
We have won millions of dollars for our clients who have been victimized by mesothelioma and their families, and we would like to do the same for you. Call us today.