Fairfax, VA (PressExposure) March 11, 2011 -- Mesothelioma is a rare condition that has been receiving a lot of attention lately. This disease can affect many of the body's organs including the lungs, the stomach, and the heart. Mesothelioma is a potentially deadly disease and what makes it even more dangerous is the fact that it is very hard to diagnose. People have this condition for years and not even know it; the longer mesothelioma goes undetected, the more damage it does to the organs affected. The reason that this disease is so hard to diagnose is that it can often be mistaken for a minor illness.
Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form and it affects the lungs. If a person is suffering from pleural mesothelioma, he or she will most likely exhibit some of the following symptoms: coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, and breathing difficulties. This disease is deadly, but it is also highly preventable. Health experts have stated that the only known cause of this condition is exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a material that was once used for insulation and construction purposes and has been banned for several years now.
There are many people today that may be eligible to file mesothelioma lawsuits. There are two reasons why many individuals may be eligible to file lawsuits. The first reason is because employers knew that asbestos was dangerous mineral, but still allowed their employees to work without the proper protection. Another reason that there are so many mesothelioma lawsuits being filed is that asbestos has been banned for years now. Experts are urging anyone that has been diagnosed with this potentially deadly disease to contact a lawyer. It is very important that this be done as soon as possible because all states have a time limit on how long someone can wait to file a claim. It is also very important that a person select a lawyer that has had experience in dealing with mesothelioma lawsuits.
People who do not have the funds for a lawyer do not need to worry because they will not have to pay for anything unless they win the case. Filing a claim for mesothelioma may be a long, tiring, and drawn-out process, but it is worth the fight. Many people who have filed mesothelioma lawsuits were awarded thousands of dollars. This included money for medical bills, pain, suffering, and for the protection of the family. Filing a claim cannot completely erase the pain caused by mesothelioma, but it can help a victim recover from the damages it causes and give him or her the financial compensation that he or she deserves.