Mesothelioma is one of the most common—and severe—complications resulting from asbestos exposure.
Because Alabama is home to numerous job sites where asbestos was used and mesothelioma can take decades to become evident, it’s important for those who worked around asbestos to be vigilant for symptoms. If you developed mesothelioma due to workplace asbestos exposure, the Mobile, Alabama, attorneys at Long & Long may be able to help you pursue financial compensation.
Although asbestos was commonplace in Alabama foundries, chemical plants, steam plants and several manufacturing facilities, an increasing number of mesothelioma cases are related to asbestos exposure from the drilling mud used on offshore and land-based oil drilling rigs.
Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that targets the mesothelium, a layer of tissue that covers internal organs, including the lungs. It can take years for the signs of mesothelioma to present themselves, making treatment difficult and a cure nearly impossible.
Symptoms of mesothelioma include:
- Chest pain
- Chronic coughing
- Shortness of breath
- Tissue lumps on the chest
- Dramatic weight loss
If you worked around asbestos and now suffer from asbestosis, mesothelioma or lung cancer, please contact the Mobile, Alabama, personal injury attorneys at Long & Long, P.C., for your no-cost case evaluation.