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Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Mesothelioma Definition

Mesothelioma is a disease that affects the lungs caused by asbestos exposure. There are several means of seeking compensation for a mesothelioma claim:

  • Mesothelioma lawsuits

  • Asbestos trust fund claims, and

  • Veterans Affairs (VA) claims

Mesothelioma Symptoms

According to the American Cancer Society, many of the early symptoms of mesothelioma are the same as those likely to be caused by other problems, so at first, people may ignore them or mistake them for common, minor ailments.


Below are the signs and symptoms of the different types of mesothelioma.

Pleural mesothelioma (mesothelioma of the chest) symptoms:

  • Pain in the side of the chest or lower back

  • Shortness of breath

  • Cough

  • Trouble swallowing (feeling like food gets stuck)

  • Hoarseness

  • Swelling of the face and arms


Peritoneal mesothelioma symptoms:

  • Abdominal (belly) pain

  • Swelling or fluid in the abdomen

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Constipation

Pericardial mesothelioma symptoms:

  • Chest pain

  • Irregular heart rhythm

  • Heart murmur

  • Shortness of breath

General mesothelioma symptoms:

  • Fever

  • Excessive sweating

  • Fatigue

  • Weight loss (without trying)

  • Blood clots

  • Loss of appetite

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Those who suffer from mesothelioma (or their families, if they are deceased) may be entitled to compensation. We can help.

Contact a Mesothelioma lawsuit lawyer at Petway, French & Ford today to see if you may be eligible for compensation.

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