Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that can be found in the lining of several of the body’s internal organs. Most commonly found in the lungs, it can also affect the heart and the abdomen, and it is incurable.
Expensive treatments exist to lessen the impact of mesothelioma on a patient, and the mesothelioma attorneys at Long & Long are experienced in helping victims get the compensation they need to undergo these various treatments.
Who is at Risk for Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma has been directly linked to asbestos, but may have other causes as well. People at high risk are those who have worked in the following industries:
- Asbestos removal
- Rail yards
- Steel mills
- Power plants
- Oil refineries
Smoking increases the risk of mesothelioma but is not a direct cause. People who have worked in these in industries who have the symptoms of mesothelioma should contact their doctors right away.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
The symptoms of mesothelioma are indistinguishable from many other diseases. Nonetheless, any of these symptoms should be checked out by your doctor:
- Shortness of breath
- Fluid expelled while coughing
- Pain in the chest
- Pain in the abdomen
- Difficulty swallowing
- Unexplained weight loss
To detect mesothelioma, your doctor may need to use a range of tests. If you have worked in a high risk industry, even if it was years ago, you need to let our doctor know when you report these symptoms.
If you have worked in a high risk industry in the Mobile, Alabama area, and are suffering from the symptoms of mesothelioma, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Long & Long for a case consultation.