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Mesothelioma Austin

Mesothelioma diagnosisIf you or a loved one are suffering mesothelioma, contact our practice serving Austin, Georgetown, Round Rock and San Marcos to speak with an attorney.

At The Mundy Firm of Austin we understand the fear and confusion a person faces when first diagnosed with asbestos-linked pleural mesothelioma or any other form of dreaded cancer. In addition to the extreme hardship on the meso victim, mesothelioma can wreak havoc on the victim’s family. We recognize that mesothelioma also brings extreme hardship to your family emotionally and financially who in addition to worrying about the meso victim, now must worry about the mounting medical bills, lost income and uncertain future. While we cannot cure mesothelioma, we can work for you and your family to try to make something good come from a very bad situation. Our Austin asbestos mesothelioma attorneys will fight to achieve compensation and justice when a diagnosis of pericardial, peritoneal, or pleural mesothelioma impacts a client who either lives or worked in any Texas community.

If you are exhibiting symptoms related to mesothelioma, or if you have ever worked with or around asbestos, it is critical that you contact our office in Austin to speak with a pleural mesothelioma attorney as soon as possible. We can help to begin the legal process of protecting you and your loved ones.

Mesothelioma — The Insidious Legacy of Asbestos Exposure

The occurrence of mesothelioma is directly related to asbestos exposure, whether it be by direct contact with asbestos products or secondary contact, for example, through asbestos carried by the wind or on a worker’s clothes. Mesothelioma is a cancer that attacks the mesothelium, the membrane that covers and protects nearly all of the body’s internal organs. Depending on the part of the body it affects, mesothelioma has different names. Pleural mesothelioma, the most common form, attacks the pleura, which covers the lungs and lines the chest cavity. Peritoneal mesothelioma, which occurs in 10 percent to 20 percent of cases, attacks the membrane covering the abdomen’s internal organs. Pericardial mesothelioma, the rarest form, attacks the mesothelium surrounding the heart.

Mesothelioma is an especially aggressive cancer that is generally considered to be one of the most painful forms of cancer or any disease. Approximately 2,500 Americans a year die from mesothelioma, which is roughly the same number that died in the World Trade Center attacks. Like them, these working men and women were the victims of wrongful conduct for which justice should be pursued. If you live or worked in Houston or another area of Texas and asbestos has resulted in pleural mesothelioma or another form of asbestos cancer, a Mundy Firm attorney in Austin can help you pursue justice.

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Symptoms of mesothelioma can take 10 to 50 years to manifest after exposure to asbestos, depending on the amount and longevity of the exposure. Because symptoms of the various types of mesothelioma initially resemble the symptoms of other conditions, mesothelioma sufferers often do not seek treatment or are misdiagnosed by physicians until the disease has advanced to a point of extreme suffering. For this reason we urge all Texas residents who show symptoms of pleural mesothelioma or other forms of the cancer to contact their doctor immediately for a thorough medical examination. Symptoms of mesothelioma may include:

  • Pleural Mesothelioma : shortness of breath, chest pain, lower-back pain, fever, persistent cough, hoarseness, swelling of face and arms, severe pain and extreme shortness of breath
  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma: fatigue, nausea, weight loss, fever, abdominal pains and bloating, swelling of the feet, severe pain and extreme shortness of breath
  • Pericardial Mesothelioma: irregular heartbeat, hypertension, fatigue, loss of appetite, severe pain and extreme shortness of breath

Mesothelioma Diagnosis

The correct diagnosis of your disease is extremely important for your future. Lung cancer, if detected early, is very treatable and you have many good treatment options for both a cure and to prolong your life. Mesothelioma in comparison has extremely limited options and the incorrect treatment such as surgery where unwarranted can actually accelerate the disease and severely shorten life. So, please assure that you are seeking medical care and diagnostic work-up from a medical provider who has experience with mesothelioma, which is a completely different disease than lung cancer. The importance of a correct diagnosis is of the utmost importance. Given the extreme seriousness of mesothelioma, you should seek medical care immediately if mesothelioma, or any cancer, is suspected.

An Austin-based Mundy Firm pleural mesothelioma attorney is ready to assist victims in Houston and throughout Texas. Contact our office today to learn more about recovering compensation for this devastating illness.

 

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