May 27, 2019

Symptoms & Treatments

Florida Attorneys Handling Mesothelioma and Asbestos Cases

Asbestos exposure has been shown to lead to countless conditions, both chronic and acute. These conditions can include:

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  • Mesothelioma – A rare form of cancer developed in the mesothelium of the lung, abdomen or heart.
  • Asbestosis – A chronic inflammatory disease caused by scarring and inflammation of the lungs due to asbestos fibers.
  • Lung cancer – Asbestosis and asbestos fibers have been shown to lead to lung cancer development.
  • Asbestos warts – Benign growths that form where asbestos fibers have become lodged in the skin.
  • Pleural plaques – Fibrous or partially calcified areas in the pleural walls that can lead to pleural thickening.
  • Diffuse pleural thickening – Similar to asbestosis and can cause lung impairment.

Mesothelioma is the most clear and deadly condition that systematically develops in those exposed to asbestos. The symptoms of mesothelioma are difficult to identify independently because they often resemble the symptoms of many other conditions. The main symptoms of mesothelioma are shortness of breath, pleural effusion (fluid between lung and chest wall), chest/chest wall pain and loss of appetite/weight loss.

Many Florida residents have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace. If you have developed any of these symptoms after working in an environment where exposed to asbestos, speak to your medical professional immediately. Early diagnosis of mesothelioma is essential for a better prognosis.

Treatment of mesothelioma has only shown moderate effectiveness. The most effective treatment option has been shown to be chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is often used in conjunction with radiation therapy or surgery to kill/remove localized tumors. Some experimental therapies are being developed, especially immunotherapy, using your body’s natural defenses to combat the cancerous cells.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Florida, our experienced Florida asbestos attorneys can help you to gain compensation for your mesothelioma claim. Please contact us today by emailing or calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) today for your free case evaluation.