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Sleep Disorders affecting Mesothelioma Patients

Sleep Disorders affecting Mesothelioma Patients

After a diagnosis of any type of cancer, trouble sleeping is not uncommon. This sleeplessness can certainly extend into the treatment phase.

According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer patients are at a significantly increased risk for sleep problems, namely insomnia and disturbance of the sleep-wake cycle. These problems may stem from:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Physical pain
  • Medications
  • Hospital stays

Sleep is important to everyone, and it is especially important for cancer patients. As someone fighting mesothelioma, your body needs the rest necessary to recover energy and support a strong immune system.

The emotional and physical pain caused by sleeplessness is just one example of how mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure can affect your life. You could also face steep medical bills and an inability to earn income.

The impact on your life by this illness can be significant. If your mesothelioma was caused by asbestos exposure, you may be able to recover compensation from the manufacturer, employer or other party who exposed you to the carcinogenic material.

If you live in Baltimore, Maryland or Washington, DC and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness and would like to learn more about pursuing compensation from those responsible, please contact the Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP, to schedule a free case evaluation.