Mesothelioma, also known as Malignant Mesothelioma, is an uncommon and deadly type of cancer. It is most often found in the thin linings of the body’s organs. Specifically, mesothelioma is typically found in the linings of the lungs.The primary and only known cause of mesothelioma is asbestos.
Diagnosing mesothelioma can be a very difficult and time-consuming task. A number of illnesses and diseases can resemble mesothelioma and therefore make its diagnosis increasingly difficult. Patients with mesothelioma usually do not demonstrate symptoms of the disease until after 20 to 50 years of being exposed to asbestos dust.
The symptoms of mesothelioma can take time to develop and show. Many times a person with asbestos will not know that they have the disease because of the subtlety of the early symptoms. Some patients experience no symptoms at all. In many cases, mesothelioma goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for a extensive amount of time. By the time a person becomes aware that the are infected with the disease, treatment becomes more difficult.
What To Do If You Are Affected By Mesothelioma
One of the biggest groups affected by Mesothelioma is the railroad worker population. Many railroad worker disease are a direct result of constant asbestos exposure. The most common disease among railroad workers is asbestosis and mesothelioma.
Since asbestos-related cancers and mesothelioma both have properties of latency, it is dire that you seek medical attention as soon as you know or believe you may have been exposed to asbestos. Second to informing your physician, it is important that you contact a Mesothelioma Attorney or an Asbestos Illness Lawyer who is familiar with asbestos cases. This is particularly important if you have acquired the illness as a result of your work environment or occupation (such as working on a railroad.) The longer you wait, the more difficult it may be to prove your case.
Attorneys at The Horwitz Law Group have extensive years of experience in work-related illness and have represented hundreds of people diagnosed with mesothelioma. Our Mesothelioma Lawyers understand the significance of having a strong communication with physicians throughout the process of your claim. Call for 312-641-9200 your free consultation.