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Fighting For Sufferers Of Mesothelioma

If you or a loved one worked with or near products containing asbestos at some point in time, you could be at risk of developing mesothelioma. Dealing with this deadly disease is emotional and devastating. You can take action against the companies that knowingly put you and your family at risk.

The attorneys at Wylder Corwin Kelly LLP have dedicated their practice to helping victims of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. We understand the causes, the symptoms and the impact this disease can have on your health, family and future.

What Is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a malignant cancer that impacts various vital organs. This cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos and can take a long time – often 10 to 40 years – after exposure to develop.

There are four main types of mesothelioma, and all are aggressive and currently incurable. They are named after the part of the body where they are found:

  1. Pleural mesothelioma impacts the lining of the lungs.
  2. Pericardial mesothelioma impacts the heart.
  3. Peritoneal mesothelioma impacts the lining of the abdominal cavity.
  4. Testicular mesothelioma impacts the membrane that lines the testes.

Doctors often describe mesothelioma based on the cell type. The three main cell types are:

  1. Epithelial
  2. Sarcomatoid
  3. Biphasic

The Symptoms Of Mesothelioma

Each form of mesothelioma has symptoms that vary based on the severity and stage of cancer. Because symptoms take time to develop, individuals encountering the signs of mesothelioma are typically at an advanced stage. Common symptoms include:

  • Chest pain and heart palpitations
  • Coughing, shortness of breath, and hoarseness
  • Swelling of the arms, face, or abdomen
  • Nausea, vomiting, and constipation
  • Excessive sweating and fevers
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue and tiredness

If you are experiencing these symptoms or have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should consider your work history to see if there is a connection to possible asbestos exposure. Talk to your doctor and ask questions about Mesothelioma to learn more.

Seek The Compensation You Deserve

Over the past few decades, companies knowingly exposed workers – and their families – to dangerous asbestos fibers. If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma, contact us by calling 309-828-5099 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation with our attorneys. We are located in Bloomington, and we proudly help individuals throughout Illinois, the United States, and Canada.