Although rare, mesothelioma is the most associated form of asbestos-related cancer. Mesothelioma refers to the tissue that lines your stomach, lungs, heart, and other vital organs. This cancer tends to start in the lungs and may not develop until 10 to 40 years after asbestos exposure.
Because the cancer starts in the lungs, it can be difficult to tell the difference between mesothelioma and lung cancer. Unfortunately, malignant mesothelioma isn’t usually found until the cancer is advanced.
Signs and symptoms of mesothelioma include:
- chest pain
- painful coughing fits
- pain under the rib cage
- lumps, swelling, or pain in the abdomen
- weight loss that can’t be explained
- breathing problems
Hire A Multi-State Law Firm
It can be helpful to hire a multi-state law firm because a lawyer with experience in mesothelioma-related cases can file your case in a district where they can yield the highest payouts. If you stick with a local law firm, you may find they lack the experience and knowledge necessary to win your case.
Contact The Lawyer’s Offices
If you’re considering filing a claim, reach out to the lawyer’s law offices by contacting them via phone or online. Many law firms, including Florin|Roebig, offer free case evaluations to determine the foundation of your case. You can also request to speak with someone directly and ask a lawyer about their history with asbestos cases, cost, and other concerns you may have.