December 7, 2021

Symptoms & Treatments

Minnesota Mesothelioma Lawyers

Mesothelioma is a terminal carcinoma contracted after exposure to asbestos. It is typically considered an occupational condition because certain occupations have a much greater risk of exposure than the general population. In Minnesota, this may actually be less true, however, because many citizens are exposed to asbestos in their drinking water.

Removing Materials Containing AsbestosPleural mesothelioma, the most common type too often resembles a host of other conditions and is overlooked. The symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include:

  • Fluid buildup in the chest cavity (pleural effusion)
  • Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
  • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Fever/sweating
  • Chronic cough

If you notice any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from mesothelioma, especially if you have had previous exposure to asbestos. It is important that you speak with a medical professional immediately. Your physician can diagnose mesothelioma using a combination of:

  • CT scan (CAT scan)
  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • Tissue biopsy

After diagnosis, it is important to understand the progression of the disease in order to understand your prognosis. Depending on the stage of carcinoma, the prognosis generally ranges from a couple of months to a couple of years.

Treatment options are limited and range from surgery to chemotherapy. There are many experimental treatments and clinical trials that are continuously being performed. Depending on the stage of progression, you may be eligible for some of them. Visit the government clinical trial site for more information.

Our Minnesota mesothelioma lawyers are experienced handling a variety of different types of mesothelioma cases in Minnesota. We will handle your loved one’s claim with strength and discretion. Contact us today by phone 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) or email for your free case evaluation.