Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers Delivers Help for Mesothelioma Patients
Prolonged or repeated exposure to asbestos can result in increased risk of mesothelioma, a cancer that attacks the lining of major organs and can spread throughout the body. In many cases, the symptoms of mesothelioma do not manifest themselves until decades after the exposure. Mesothelioma can cause serious injury to patients and may result in death if not treated aggressively during the early stages of the disease. The three most common types of mesothelioma are pleural, pericardial and peritoneal.
- Pleural mesothelioma originates in the lining of the lungs
- Pericardial mesothelioma attacks the lining surrounding the heart
- Peritoneal mesothelioma affects the lining of the stomach
Research studies have demonstrated the direct link between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma. The legal professionals at Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers can help Houston victims of this form of cancer file a personal injury claim to obtain compensation from the companies that endangered their health through exposure to asbestos.
Facts About Mesothelioma
In most cases, victims of mesothelioma develop symptoms many years later. Some patients have been diagnosed with this cancer 60 years after their initial exposure. Common symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include the following:
- Coughing up blood
- Respiratory ailments, including pneumonia
- Sweating and fatigue
- Back pain
- Weight loss
- Discomfort when swallowing
Patients with pericardial mesothelioma experience a variety of symptoms similar to those of heart disease or heart attack:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Severe or chronic coughing
- Heart palpitations
Peritoneal mesothelioma patients typically exhibit the following symptoms:
- Excess fluid or swelling in the abdominal cavity
- Nausea and vomiting
- Swollen feet and ankles
- Chest pains
Because many of the symptoms of mesothelioma are so general, they can easily be misdiagnosed or overlooked by patients until significant damage has been done. This can result in added damage to major organ systems, the spread of the cancer throughout the system, and the eventual death of the patient. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to ensure greater longevity for victims of this disease.
Seeking Compensation for Mesothelioma Claims
The personal injury lawyers at Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers can help Texas City, Galveston and Houston patients with mesothelioma pursue compensation from the companies that were responsible for exposing them to asbestos. Families who have lost a loved one to mesothelioma may also be able to pursue a wrongful death claim against the parties responsible.
If you or one of your family members has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, the legal professionals at Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers can provide expert legal representation to hold companies accountable for their negligence in failing to remediate the asbestos on their premises.
Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers specializes in representing residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas in cases of personal injury and wrongful death. Contact us today to set up your free consultation regarding your mesothelioma compensation case.