It is important that you seek expert medical examination because many symptoms of mesothelioma are so similar to several other conditions.
Asbestos-related diseases and other conditions take a long time to develop and symptoms may take an even longer time to notice.
During our law firm’s more than 25 years of experience with mesothelioma patients, we have seen diagnoses of the disease decades after initial occupational exposure — often more than 30 years later.
Located in Edwardsville, Illinois, we are one of the premier mesothelioma litigation firms in the country, and we work with mesothelioma and cancer specialists (oncologists) across the nation. We will come to you if we determine you have a case after a free case evaluation with one of our dedicated attorneys.
Early Diagnosis May Lead to More Promising Mesothelioma Prognosis
It is vital that you tell your doctor about any prior asbestos exposure, especially if you notice any of the symptoms of mesothelioma. If you have been employed in a high-risk occupation for asbestos exposure, tell your doctor.
A knowledgeable physician will take an exposure history and recommend a physical exam, often including chest X-ray, CT scan and lung function tests. It also might be necessary for a mesothelioma specialist to perform other tests and procedures such as chest radiographs, lung biopsy, blood studies and a colon cancer screening.
Cures to mesothelioma are rare, but catching it at an early stage holds a better prognosis. Treating mesothelioma is similar to other forms of cancer and may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy among other treatments.
Advancements in therapy and diagnosing the disease early have improved the prognoses for patients, but the costs of treatment, loss of opportunity, increased health insurance premiums, physical and emotional hardships, and other damages take tolls on victims and their families.
We can help you seek justice and the fair compensation you deserve.
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We provide experienced legal representation for asbestos exposure-related claims. Contact us today at 618-656-5150 or toll free at 800-782-8492 to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers.