What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothalium is the lining that covers most of the internal organs.
When the Mesothelioma gets attacked a protective lining that covers some of the body's
internal organs are effected. Mostly present around the outer lining of the lungs
and the wall of the chest, but it might be present in the lining of the abdominal
area and sac that’s around the heart.
The symptoms can be shortness of breath, fluid between in the lung and the chest
wall, or pain in the chest.
* Chest wall pain
* Pleural effusion, or fluid surrounding the lung
* Shortness of breath
* Wheezing, hoarseness, or cough
* Blood in the spit
Diagnosis can be done by chest X-ray, biopsy.
Mesothelioma treatments can include chemotherapy, surgery or radiation but the outcome
usually is poor.
Research is ongoing as of how to treat this illness.
If you suspect you have mesothelioma and think you have got it at work or some work
related activity, you can talk to a lawyer specialising in these kinds of cases.
They might be able to get you some money. Talk to your company to cover expenses
and perhaps ask for some compensation. You can find lawyers specialising on mesothelioma
in your local phone directory or on the Internet
The illness may not appear for 20-40 years after the exposure, so it’s worth considering
talking to a doctor or lawyer if there is a slight chance you might have it. If you
had worked in the construction or construction material manufacturing industry.
In severe cases there might be tumors, collapse of the lung, the disease may metastasise
or spread to other parts of the body. Could be blood clots in the veins,
* Intravascular coagulation, a disorder causing
severe bleeding in some body organs
* Jaundice, or yellowing of the eyes and skin
* Low blood sugar level
* Pulmonary embolism, or blood clots in the arteries of the lungs
A mesothelioma usually does not spread to the bone, brain, or adrenal glands. Tumors
are usually found only on one side of the lungs.
Diagnosing it, is usually difficult, because the symptoms are similar to many other
If you have some of the symptoms please visit your doctor and tell him/her about
your suspicion especially if you were working in a plant where building or other
insulations or construction materials were made, like piping insulation, wallboards,
etc. Talk to a lawyer to see if compensations is due.