Were you or a loved one exposed to asbestos or asbestos-containing materials? Have you recently received a diagnosis of mesothelioma and need legal representation against those responsible? Don’t hesitate to contact the seasoned South Carolina mesothelioma attorneys at The Anastopoulo Law Firm for legal advice and representation. Our team of attorneys has years of experience in successfully prosecuting mesothelioma lawsuits, and we are happy to provide you with assistance.
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What Is Mesothelioma & What Are Its Symptoms?
Mesothelioma is a type of lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. Mesothelioma can arise when asbestos fibers are inhaled and enter the body, becoming embedded in the pleura (the outer lining of the lungs). Once embedded in the lungs, the asbestos fibers can cause tumors and other serious medical complications.
However, mesothelioma is somewhat unique in that it can sometimes take over 10 years before the actual symptoms become apparent. Furthermore, part of the reason that a mesothelioma diagnosis can take so long following the initial asbestos exposure is that the symptoms are often misinterpreted as being caused by other illnesses and health complications, such as asthma.
Typical mesothelioma symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Dry cough
- Chest pain
- Weight loss
- Respiratory complications
Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral that was once freely used in building and construction materials because of the mineral’s durability and impressive heat-resistant qualities. During the mid-20th century, the extremely dangerous nature of asbestos-containing materials became common knowledge. However, legislation to reduce asbestos usage in the U.S. did not go into effect until the early 1970s. Even today, asbestos is not banned in the U.S. and asbestos materials can still be found in buildings and other goods and products manufactured during the 20th century and before.
The large time lag between asbestos exposure and the occurrence of mesothelioma symptoms makes it difficult for patients to trace the actual cause of the original asbestos exposure causing mesothelioma. In fact, for those employed in the construction industry and other fields known for the use of asbestos-containing materials, determining the precise source of exposure can be almost impossible. As a result, you will need a trained mesothelioma attorney on your side to assist you in bringing a claim against those responsible for your asbestos exposure and subsequent mesothelioma diagnosis.
Put Decades of Experience in Your Corner
At Anastopoulo Law Firm we have a team of trained South Carolina asbestos exposure attorneys who are capable of helping you determine the source of your asbestos exposure and prosecuting those responsible. Allow us to take some of the stress off your shoulders; contact the South Carolina mesothelioma attorneys at The Anastopoulo Law Firm today for a consultation.
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