Mesothelioma and Asbestos: A Primer for Patients

262068_chest_xray.jpgAs we launch our Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog, we want to begin with a discussion of the basics of Asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. Many victims know little of this tragic form of cancer until they are diagnosed.

Too often, victims never connect the disease to exposure that may have occurred years, or even decades, earlier. Consequently, they never consult a mesothelioma injury lawyer capable of fighting for their rights and a family’s future financial well-being. At The Ferraro Law Firm we are uniquely positioned to assist clients throughout the United States, with offices in Miami, Washington D.C. and New York.

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. It is the most deadly form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure – but there are a number of others. The cancer develops in the mesothelium, which is the protective membrane that covers either the lungs, the abdomen or the heart. It most often occurs in the pleura, which is the outer lining of the lungs and then the peritoneum, which is the outer lining of the abdomen
Although universally fatal there are a number of treatments and options available for care.

Symptoms of mesothelioma may include:

-Chest wall or abdomen pain.
-Fluid in or around the lungs and/or abdomen.
-Fatigue
-Anemia
-Cough, wheezing and hoarseness.
-Shortness of breath.

The Ferraro Law Firm provides nationwide representation and litigation services to mesothelioma patients and their families, as well as those exposed to asbestos. Call 1-800-275-3332 for a free and confidential consultation. Offices in Miami, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

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