Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that attacks the linings of the lungs, heart, abdomen, or testicles. In most cases, mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs (the pleura), and when that is the case, it is known as pleural mesothelioma.
Pleural mesothelioma will cause the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Night sweats
- Difficulty swallowing
Because pleural mesothelioma shares so many symptoms with other typical conditions, like the flu or pneumonia, it often goes undiagnosed. Testing for mesothelioma is invasive and only occurs when a physician believes is necessary. Therefore, many pleural mesothelioma sufferers don’t find out that they’re sick until the disease is very advanced. Mesothelioma doesn’t have a cure, so determining what you’re suffering from early may be the best way to extend life expectancy and improve quality of life.
Defending the Rights of Mesothelioma Sufferers
Mesothelioma is caused by the inhalation of asbestos which is used in multiple industrial industries. If you have mesothelioma and it may be due to your employer allowing you to be exposed to asbestos, you may have legal recourse to file a lawsuit. Our Baltimore mesothelioma attorney can help you seek financial restitution for your suffering, rehabilitation, loss of employment, and loss of benefits. Contact The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP today by calling (410) 625-9330.