Mesothelioma is a serious illness that can be caused by asbestos exposure in shipyards and in other ways as well. Victims of asbestos exposure may be able to obtain compensation for their damages in certain circumstances and should be familiar with the symptoms of mesothelioma and the legal protections available to victims as well.
Mesothelioma is a serious illness that is caused by asbestos exposure and can be fatal. Symptoms of mesothelioma may differ by the types of mesothelioma.
Pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma
Pleural mesothelioma is mesothelioma which impacts the tissue of the lungs. Symptoms include chest pain, painful coughing, shortness of breath, unusual lumps in the tissue under the skin of the chest; and unexplained weight loss.
Peritoneal mesothelioma occurs in the tissues of the abdomen. Symptoms include abdominal pain; abdominal swelling; nausea; and unexplained weight loss.
There may be other signs and symptoms of other types of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a devastating illness and may also be fatal in many circumstances.
Damages caused by mesothelioma
The damages victims may suffer can be extensive and may take a toll on victims and their families. Damages can include the physical harm associated with the disease, the high costs associated with treating the disease and the emotional impacts of the illness. A personal injury claim for damages may be able to help victims, and their families, with their physical, financial and emotional damages. Victims should be familiar with their rights and the legal resources that may be available to them to help them obtain compensation for the damages they have suffered.