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What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelium is the tissue that lines the lungs, stomach, and heart. Mesothelioma is a tumor of that tissue. It usually starts in the lungs, abdomen and other organs. They can be benign or malignant (cancerous).
Malignant mesothelioma is a type of cancer most people who have it have worked in places where they have been exposed to asbestos, although it can take a long time to develop after exposure to asbestos.
What are some of the symptoms:
- Trouble breathing
- Pain under the rib cage
- Pain and swelling or lumps in the abdomen
- Unexplained weight loss
What is Asbestos Exposure and Who Are Most Exposed?
Exposure to asbestos found in drywall, cement, paints, sealants, insulation, roofing and floor tiles, bricks, piping and packaging as well as thousands of construction products. Some occupations performed by workers exposed to asbestos include:
Carpenters, electricians, factory workers, air conditioning technicians, oil refinery workers, plumbers, construction workers, auto mechanics, cement, metal, paper and fabric workers, firefighters, shipyard workers, railways and chemical plants.
Indirect or Secondhand Exposure of Mesothelioma
Living near an asbestos mine, refinery, light plant, shipyard, railroad or company that manufactures products containing asbestos. Asbestos is fibers that stick to hair, skin, and clothing that expose family members living in the same house, combining clothes with other people, leaving fibers on furniture, beds, and chairs.
Regular exposure to asbestos directly or indirectly significantly increases the likelihood of developing an asbestos-related disease. More than 3,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States.
Also Read: Asbestos Job Sites in Alabama
Call Now Mesothelioma Lawyers in Alabama
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos and has been diagnosed with mesothelioma-like cancer, you may be entitled to significant monetary compensation.
Call a Alabama Mesothelioma Attorneys at any time of the day to get the legal help of an experienced mesothelioma attorney.