One of the most common symptoms that mesothelioma victims experience is pleural effusion. Pleural effusion is caused by a buildup of fluid in the pleural cavity, which is the space surrounding the lungs that is typically filled with fluid. When this fluid reaches excess amounts, it can inhibit movement of the lungs when a person is takes a breath, making the very act of breathing difficult, and resulting in shortness of breath.
If you have a history of working with asbestos and you are noticing a shortness of breath and pain while breathing, you should get tested for mesothelioma as soon as possible. Mesothelioma is a devastating form of cancer; its only known cause is exposure to the carcinogen asbestos.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, a negligent former employer, product manufacturer, or landlord may be to blame for your pain and suffering. To discuss the potential merits of bringing a case against the person or entity responsible for your pain and suffering, contact the experienced mesothelioma attorneys of William Kherkher today at 800-781-3955.
A Common Misdiagnosis
Unfortunately, shortness of breath is a symptom of a great number of illnesses and diseases, many of which are far less severe than mesothelioma. As such, many people who could be developing this deadly disease may dismiss their symptoms as nothing more than a cold or, at worst, bronchitis, and do not receive the prompt medical treatment they desperately need.
As such, anyone with a history of asbestos exposure should be quick to seek medical treatment for any reparatory abnormalities they experience, even something as simple as shortness of breath. As with any type of cancer, early diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma offers a victim the greatest chance for successful treatment.
If you or someone you know has developed mesothelioma, you may be able to receive financial compensation from the negligent person or entity that exposed you to asbestos. For more information on seeking the compensation you deserve, contact the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Kherkher today at 800-781-3955.