On average, Doctors diagnose over 3,000 cases of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure every year with the majority occurring on-the-job. Asbestos is a term used to refer to a set of six naturally occurring fibrous materials. These materials are commonly seen in the industrial industry in items such as roofing shingles, floor tiles, cement compounds, etc. These fibrous materials carry toxins that are very dangerous to inhale and have the potential to cause severe damage to one’s lung and respiratory health. The most common complications resulting from exposure are mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.
One of the many reasons why mesothelioma and asbestos are so dangerous is because many symptoms often mirror symptoms of less severe, non-threatening health issues. Common symptoms of mesothelioma and asbestos include:
- Chest pain
- Painful breathing
- Persistent dry cough or wheezing
- Muscle weakness
- Shortness of breath
A few advanced symptoms include:
- Chest pain
- Weight loss
- Respiratory complications
Even though most of these forms of cancer take years to develop, most people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma get diagnosed in Stage III or IV, which are considered the late stages. Recognizing symptoms early on can be very beneficial in order to inform your doctor, get an early diagnosis and have a much better chance at a curative therapy.
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with lung cancer, mesothelioma, or asbestosis? You may be entitled to compensation. Our South Carolina mesothelioma and asbestos exposure attorneys can walk you through your claim and will work hard to make sure you get the compensation you deserve for your case. To set up a free consultation appointment with Shelly Leeke Law firm, call 1-888-690-0211 today!