11.20.2011

Mesothelioma Injury

Mesothelioma injury incidents are caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos was once perceived as one of the greatest building materials in history because of its durability and fire resistance. Unfortunately, there have been a number of life-threatening problems associated with this substance. The use of asbestos was found to be the cause of diseases like Asbestosis and Mesothelioma, which is a cancer of the membranes in the lungs, the abdominal cavity, or the heart and present the following symptoms:

?? abdominal pain or "fullness"
?? chest pain
?? difficulty swallowing
?? fluid in the lining of the lungs
?? lower back pain
?? loss of appetite
?? persistent coughing
?? shortness of breath
?? weakness

Texas is amongst the top ten states that show the highest number in Mesothelioma injury incidents. It is currently ranked number five behind Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and California. The reason why location is so critical with diagnosis is because of the industries in these states that use an abundance of Asbestos, such as shipyards, construction sites using the material, and petroleum companies. Medical studies show that 86% of workers with 20 or more years of shipbuilding experience suffer from an asbestos-related disease.

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