What Is the Impact of Mesothelioma?

Prolonged exposure to asbestos can be dangerous for anyone who works with the fiber. Unfortunately, there is a latency period so most individuals won’t experience the effects of the exposure for anywhere from 10 to 40 years after it occurs.

Despite this, there are a number of effects of mesothelioma—both physical and mental—of which individuals should be aware. Here are some of things individuals should understand when it comes to mesothelioma and its impact on people suffering.

The Physical Effects

The symptoms associated with mesothelioma are dependent on the type of condition a person may have. These are some of the symptoms associated with each type of mesothelioma.

Pleural mesothelioma:

  • Dry cough
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pains
  • Weight loss
  • Reduced lung capacity

Peritoneal mesothelioma:

  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Fluid buildup
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal swelling, tenderness, or distension
  • Hernias

Pericardial mesothelioma:

  • Irregular heartbeat or heart palpitations
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Heart murmurs
  • Shortness of breath

Some of the treatment options that individuals try to undergo may also cause significant physical pain, including bleeding and swelling from the incision, nausea from chemotherapy, or skin irritation from radiation therapy.

Mental Effects

When someone is diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s often a fatal diagnosis. The idea of only being able to live for so long can be emotionally draining and taxing. This can cause a great deal of depression and other mental conditions that require support from loved ones.

The feelings of fear, anger, sadness, stress, anxiety, and confusion are normal to have. It’s important for you to recognize your options and our team at Shrader & Associates L.L.P. is here to help you reach the outcome you desire.

Our mesothelioma lawyers are truly dedicated to helping you through the complex and difficult matters that lie ahead. Mesothelioma doesn’t just impact the patient, but also his or her family. We have been trusted to help families move forward after such a difficult time.

Call our firm today at (844) 256-8685 and discover your potential rights and options.

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