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Have you or a loved one recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma? Being diagnosed with such a serious illness can be devastating, stressful, and confusing. These feelings may be magnified if you believe you contracted mesothelioma at no fault of your own and that it could have been prevented.

While nothing can ever completely make up for a loss as heavy as a mesothelioma diagnosis, you may be able to take legal action against the workplace, agency, or other entity that contributed to your asbestos exposure. A successful lawsuit will allow you to recover damages such as the cost of your medical treatment and other expenses related to your diagnosis.

McNabola & Associates is a top Illinois law firm with a 98% success rate for winning cases. Our Chicago mesothelioma attorneys have what it takes to obtain the compensation you deserve. We can also assist families who have lost loved ones to the disease.

To discuss your options further during a free consultation with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer, call (312) 888-8700 or contact us online. We are available 24/7.

What is Mesothelioma & What Causes It?

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by inhaling large quantities of asbestos fibers or by second-hand exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma forms malignant tumors on the lining of the lungs, abdomen, and/or other organs. Though rare, it can be a very aggressive disease, and many people do not live much longer than a year after their diagnosis. However, mesothelioma is treatable despite there being no known cure.

More than 3,000 cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States every year. White men are the primary demographic affected, though the disease can affect anyone—primarily individuals who have prolonged exposure to asbestos, such as factory workers and military service members. The average life expectancy for someone living with mesothelioma is 12 to 21 months from the date of diagnosis.

Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Numerous variables dictate how mesothelioma affects each person, such as where the tumors are located, how early the cancer was found, and the overall health of the patient. How long a person lives can be estimated by experienced doctors but ultimately depends on how each person’s body responds to treatment.

Symptoms of mesothelioma include:

  • Painful coughing
  • Severe chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness

Types of Mesothelioma

There are four types of mesothelioma cancer, which are named based on where tumors develop. About 75% of mesothelioma cases affect the lungs, but tumors can form in other areas of the body as well.

The four types of mesothelioma are:

  • Pleural mesothelioma: The most common type of mesothelioma affects over three-quarters of all patients and forms on the soft tissue covering the lungs.
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma: This type develops on the lining surrounding the abdomen.
  • Pericardial mesothelioma: This is a very rare type of mesothelioma that forms on the soft tissue around the heart.
  • Testicular mesothelioma: As the rarest form of mesothelioma, only about 1% of cases fall here. Testicular mesothelioma develops on the lining of the testes.

The treatment methods for each vary but may include chemotherapy, surgery, medication, or a combination of all three.

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