A rare type of cancer caused by asbestos exposure is mesothelioma. Industries would use asbestos during the manufacturing processes and employees working here were exposed to this substance. All over the world, thousands of people are diagnosed every year. This cancer is hard to diagnose and once it is discovered, it usually spread to a more advanced stage. Treatments are costly and depending on what stage it is in treatments can be limited. The mesothelioma law will help those who are victims of this disease.
The mesothelium is a membrane that covers the internal organs; cancer develops here. Many symptoms may occur, it depends on the location but some include chest pain, fever, anemia, blood clotting, obstruction of the bowel, shortness of breath. Procedures such as taking tissue samples are taken to accurately diagnose this disease. They are sent to a pathologist for an analysis.
In reports, about 70 to 80% of mesothelioma cases are due to the exposure to asbestos. What is unfortunate is symptoms may take up to 50 years to appear and it may be too late. Under the mesothelioma law, a person can be protected if asbestos is the cause of the disease.
Family members of those working in factories where asbestos is used can increase their risk of developing mesothelioma. This is because asbestos particles will cling to the clothes and hair of an individual. If that person does not wash up or change clothes, they bring it home to their family. Other family members may be exposed when doing laundry, for example.
Before asbestos was discovered, millions of people were working in industries where asbestos was being used. During the manufacturing process, asbestos is used to make some products. Some industries include auto parts, roofing shingles, mining and insulation.
Options are limited for those whose symptoms appear late and the disease is in advanced stages. Surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are all treatments that are used. Once it is determined what stage the cancer is in, and in what location it is, they will then decide what treatments they can use.
Treatments for this disease is expensive and under the mesothelioma law, a person living with this condition can turn to a lawyer for help protect their rights. Victims of this disease can find a lawyer who specializes in mesothelioma law for help obtaining compensation for damages they may have suffered.