Counsel from Our Experienced New York Mesothelioma Lawyers
Accounting for nearly three-fourths of all mesothelioma cases in the United States, pleural mesothelioma develops in the protective tissue that surrounds the lungs. This common type of mesothelioma occurs when inhaled asbestos fibers accumulate in the pleura, causing genetic changes that lead to the formation of cancerous cells.
If you have been exposed to asbestos and are now experiencing any of the symptoms of mesothelioma, it is important that you contact your physician right away. If you are diagnosed with this rare but deadly form of cancer, a New York City mesothelioma attorney can help. The Williams Law Firm, P.C. has been industry recognized for the work it has done on behalf of these clients and is ready to start outlining aggressive, actionable legal options for you and your family.
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SYMPTOMS THAT MAY INDICATE PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA
One of the most unfortunate aspects of pleural mesothelioma is that symptoms often mirror other, minor illnesses. This can extend the latent period and delay a diagnosis and/or proper course of treatment.
Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma may include:
- SHORTNESS OF BREATH
- PERSISTENT CHEST PAIN
- LOWER BACK PAIN
- DIFFICULTIES SWALLOWING
- CHRONIC COUGH
- FACIAL SWELLING
- SWELLING OF THE ARMS
- EXCESSIVE SWEATING
- UNEXPECTED WEIGHT LOSS
If you have been exposed to asbestos—either in your line of work or through other means—these may be symptoms of pleural mesothelioma. Because early diagnosis is essential for maintaining quality of life, it is important that you discuss symptoms with your doctor right away. While not curable, there are treatments available that can help ease symptoms and extend life expectancy.
PAYING FOR MESOTHELIOMA TREATMENT
Mesothelioma treatment can be very effective at improving the quality of life and extending the life expectancy of men and women diagnosed with the disease. Unfortunately, pleural mesothelioma treatment may prove cost-prohibitive. As a victim of asbestos exposure, you deserve these treatments, and New York mesothelioma attorney Joseph Williams is here to help you secure the compensation that allows you access to them. During your free case evaluation, Attorney Williams can discuss this with you in greater detail and answer any questions you have about your rights and your options.
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