Mesothelioma is a type of cancer in the thin layer of tissue covering your internal organs, the mesothelium. The most common type of mesothelioma is pleural mesothelioma, which affects the tissue surrounding the lungs, though other types also exist. Symptoms of mesothelioma include
- Chest pain
- Painful coughing
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual lumps of tissue under the skin
- Unexplained weight loss
- Abdominal pain or swelling
If you’re experiencing one or more of these symptoms, they could be signs of a serious medical condition. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos, a common yet toxic material used as insulation in older buildings and appliances. If you’ve been exposed to asbestos and experience these symptoms, you should see a doctor as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment.
After a mesothelioma diagnosis, your life can be turned upside down: you might lose your ability to work, experience mountains of medical debt, and more. You deserve renumeration for this pain and suffering, which is why Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys are here to help. Give the Louisiana mesothelioma lawyers a call for a free legal consultation, and start your path to healing today.
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