By now most of our readers in Louisiana have probably heard of mesothelioma and, most likely, they know that this health condition is caused, primarily, due to exposure to asbestos. However, many people don’t know how, exactly, mesothelioma effects the human body. What are the signs that you may have mesothelioma?
Well, for starters, it is important to understand that there are two different types of mesothelioma that are the most common form of the disease. The most common type is the one that impacts a person’s lungs. But, there is a more rare type as well, which can primarily impact a person’s heart and abdomen area.
Types of Mesothelioma
The first type, known as “pleural mesothelioma,” can come with a wide range of potential symptoms. Those symptoms can include chest pain, coughing, weight loss and, in some cases, lumps under the skin of a person’s chest area. The second type, known as “peritoneal mesothelioma,” can have symptoms that include nausea and pain and swelling in the abdomen area.
Of course, each case of mesothelioma is unique and the symptoms can vary depending on the person affected. However, if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and you believe that the disease was caused due to exposure to asbestos, you may have a legal claim to explore. A former employer or even the manufacturer of the asbestos in question may be liable for the harm you have suffered. Louisiana residents who find themselves in this type of difficult situation may benefit from getting more information about their potential legal options.