September 20, 2021

Symptoms & Treatments

Mesothelioma Lawyers Handling Claims in Indiana

Mesothelioma, a malignant carcinoma that results from asbestos exposure, has numerous risk factors associated with exposure to asbestos. Your risk of contracting mesothelioma, as well as other asbestos-related conditions such as asbestosis, is increased depending upon asbestos exposure:

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  • Dosage – how much asbestos you were exposed to.
  • Duration – how long you were exposed to the asbestos.
  • Morphology of fibers – size, length and chemical makeup of asbestos fibers
  • Source – how you were exposed to fibers (inhalation, ingestion, etc.)
  • Individual factors – preexisting conditions, smoker, etc.

The symptoms of mesothelioma include:

  • Chest pain
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Chest wall pain
  • Pleural effusion (fluid build up in wall of chest)
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue/anemia
  • Chronic cough

If you experience any of these symptoms, especially if you believed you were exposed to asbestos, you should seek the advice of a medical professional.

Diagnosis of mesothelioma is difficult because the illness resembles so many other upper respiratory and cardiac conditions. Your doctor may wish to perform a combination of CT scan, x-ray, PET scan, MRI and biopsy.

Treatment options depend exclusively on prognosis, stage and extent of cancer. Early detection is key to improved prognosis. The main treatment options include surgical removal of the tumor, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

If you or a loved one lived or worked in Indiana and has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact our experienced Indiana mesothelioma lawyers today by emailing or calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) for your free case evaluation.