Over the last several years, it has come to light that asbestos exposure can lead to serious illnesses, including a cancer known as mesothelioma. What is frightening about asbestos exposure, is that it can take years for symptoms to appear.
The majority of people who are affected by mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos at work. Industrial workers are believed to be at a higher risk of developing this cancer, as they frequently came in contact with hazardous materials. These are materials that their employers often knew were dangerous, but did nothing about it.
Mesothelioma symptoms range depending on what area of the body is affected. Some of the signs of mesothelioma include shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, anemia, wheezing, coughing up blood, abdominal pain, abdominal mass, weight loss, blood clots, jaundice and low blood sugar level. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you need to talk with your doctor.
There are different forms of mesothelioma and pleural mesothelioma is the most common, as it accounts for approximately 70 percent of all cases. Pleural mesothelioma affects the lining of the lung called the pleura.
If you have developed mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, you need to contact an experienced Florida asbestos lawyer at the Law Offices of Lilly, O’Toole and Brown at (863) 683-1111 for legal advice.