What is mesothelioma?
A brief about what is mesothelioma : Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer found to be caused by exposure to asbestos known as mesothelioma cancer. Exposure could have occured 20, 30 0r even 50 years prior to diagnosis. It has been reported that people suffering from this deadly disease were exposed to asbestos in a multitude of work enviroments including but not limited to the US Navy, Automotive industry, Shipping industry and other industrial manufacturers.
Many times the symptoms are mis-diagnosed for pneumonia as the symptoms are very similar. Mesothelioma has a latency period which can cause the mis-diagnosis since it may not occur for 30 or 40 years after the initial exposure.
In pleural mesothelioma, early stages simulate pneumonia so any delays in making an accurate diagnosis can or could with the latency period, prevent any accurate diagnosis leaving the individual farther into the latter stages of the disease at which point can be sometimes to late for any reasonable medical help at which time little can be done.
Doctors divide mesothelioma into to types based on areas affected in the individual. most often it affects the areas and or tissues surrounding the lungs, which is Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma. Other, more rare types have been concluded to affect the areas of the abdomen, the tissues around the heart and around the testicles.
There are multitudes of cancer resources to help familys that are experiencing a family member that has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Also with much emphasis on correcting the issues, sufferers may be entitled to a workers’ comp claim because most of the industries and companys knew they were exposing there employees to the dangers of asbestos and not taking responsible actions to protect there employees at the time.
As a result a family member that suffers from mesothelioma or family members that may have been exposed at home from the original exposed individual may be entitled to compensation through an adequate law firms by filing suit against the company/industry in question.