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Mesothelioma Symptoms

New York Mesothelioma Injury Lawyer - Symptoms May Appear Long After the Initial Exposure

Mesothelioma symptoms may develop years or even decades after asbestos exposure. Someone who worked around asbestos products might notice signs of mesothelioma 20, 30 or even 50 or more years later. You may have worked years ago at a shipyard or on a railroad in the 1960s. You may be a retired mechanic or construction worker. Perhaps you were involved with demolition or you were a New York City tunnel worker. These are just a few of the industries and environments where there is an increased risk of asbestos exposure. And it's not just the worker who is at risk of asbestos cancer. A spouse or children of the worker may have been exposed when the worker came home with asbestos dust on his clothes.

Typically, the symptoms of mesothelioma appear as breathing problems or digestive problems. This is due to fluid between the lung and the chest wall. The medical term is pleural effusion. Other mesothelioma symptoms or signs of mesothelioma cancer include chest pain and unexplained weight loss.

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Signs of Mesothelioma

If the asbestos-related cancer occurs in the tissue that surrounds the lungs, the condition is known as "pleural mesothelioma." The following are signs and symptoms of this type of cancer:

  • Chest pain under the rib cage
  • Pain while coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unexplained loss of weight
  • Unusual lumps of tissue under the skin on your chest

If the asbestos-related cancer occurs in the tissue in the abdomen, the condition is known as "peritoneal mesothelioma." The following are signs and symptoms of this type of cancer:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Lumps of tissue in the abdomen
  • Unexplained loss of weight

See your doctor immediately if you have noticed any of these signs or symptoms. While you may be showing signs of some other condition, you should not ignore the symptoms or delay getting a medical opinion. Tell your doctor if you were exposed to asbestos fibers, even if the exposure was decades ago.

Mesothelioma Attorneys in New York City Who Are On Your Side

If you or a loved one received a mesothelioma diagnosis after asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us for a free consultation. Call (800) 692-3717 or complete our online contact form. We can help determine if you have a case, and discuss your legal options. We fight aggressively for clients who have become ill due to toxic work environments. We know you did not do anything wrong, so why should you have to pay for the negligence of a company or an asbestos manufacturer? Find out how a respected and well-established New York City law firm can protect your rights.