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What is Mesothelioma?

Houston, Texas and Across the Nation

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that can develop in people that were exposed to asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is incredibly heat-resistant, and, because of this, was used in a wide variety of applications.

When used, asbestos can release small fibrous particles that can be inhaled if you are working around it. Until the 1970s asbestos was used in a lot of companies, even though many of them had knowledge that it could harm those exposed to it.

Since companies had knowledge that asbestos was harmful, but still allowed their employees to be exposed to it, there are legal grounds to file suit against them.

If you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos and are suffering from mesthelioma or any other negative side effects, please contact Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black, LLP. We can educate you on your legal rights and try to get a settlement for your suffering. Call us at (800) 499-1797.

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Mesothelioma Law Firm GalvestonAfter asbestos is inhaled, its fibers lodge in the thin membranes that surround the lungs, heart, abdominal cavity, or testicles. These fibers damage the cells, which results in a tumor developing.

Mesothelioma can take a long time, even decades, to manifest symptoms, which is why it's important to be seen by your doctor if you were ever exposed. Nearly 3,000 Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year.

Mesothelioma symptoms can include the following:

  • Exhaustion
  • Pain in the chest, abdomen, or (rarely) testicles
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Weight loss
  • Obstructed bowels
  • Excess fluid in the affected area

Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma is a difficult cancer to treat because it takes so long to manifest itself in those exposed to it. Because of this, treatment can be quite aggressive. Oftentimes, one or more treatments will be combined to increase the chance for positive results.

Treatment for mesothelioma may include the following:

  • Surgery - remove the cancerous cells
  • Chemotherapy - medications are used to target and treat the cancerous cells
  • Radiation therapy - radiation is used to kill cancerous cells that may remain after chemotherapy or surgery

The best ways to increase a positive treatment prognosis is to catch mesothelioma early, so if you've been exposed, contact your doctor. There are other ways to increase your quality of life and improve your chances of being cured of mesothelioma, they include:

  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Don't use tobacco
  • Give up alcohol
  • Keep your stress levels as low as possible
  • Meditate
  • Join a support group

Take Action

If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos and are suffering from mesothelioma, please contact Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black, LLP today. Our team of experienced attorneys can guide you through the entire process and work toward getting you the settlement you deserve. We serve clients in Houston, Texas and the surrounding areas. Call us at (800) 499-1797.

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National Asbestos Lawyer Disclaimer: The content of this website is presented by Heard Robins Cloud & Black LLP Houston, Texas. It is not intended to be legal advice, but general information related to legal issues commonly encountered with Mesothelioma lawsuits and Asbestos lawsuits. If you or a loved is suffering Mesothelioma, or have been exposed to Asbestos, please contact Heard Robins Cloud & Black LLP for a free case evaluation.