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Mesothelioma Symptoms

National Attorney Helping People With Mesothelioma Symptoms

Mesothelioma has a relatively long latency period and even minor symptoms of exposure to asbestos may not appear for over 20 years. Another difficulty in diagnosing mesothelioma is that the symptoms tend to be similar to other illnesses. Mesothelioma symptoms include shortness of breath, rib pain, fluid within the lining of lungs and coughing. At The Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey, we are dedicated to aggressively asserting the rights of mesothelioma victims.

Advanced mesothelioma symptoms are painful and unremitting, usually resulting in the death of a victim. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us for an immediate consultation or case evaluation.

Mesothelioma symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Rib pain or pain in breathing
  • Coughing up blood
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Fluid between the lung linings (effusion)
  • Loss of appetite


Because the symptoms of mesothelioma often are not present for more than 20 years, many cases of mesothelioma are not diagnosed until later stages in life. This reduces the life expectancy of the victims and minimizes treatment options. Diagnosis may also be difficult due to the non-specific nature of the symptoms, which may not appear serious or severe on a first assessment. Our attorneys are experienced in helping our clients seek out all treatment options and pursue maximum financial recovery through mesothelioma litigation.

Types of Mesothelioma

Symptoms may also vary depending on the type of mesothelioma. Four of the five known types of mesothelioma are malignant cancers. However, one type of mesothelioma is a benign condition that develops in the pleura and can be treated with full recovery. Though it is considered benign it could lead to future asbestos related injury. Other malignant types include pleural mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the lungs, peritoneal mesothelioma, which affects the lining of internal organs in the abdomen, pericardial mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the heart, and testicular mesothelioma.

Contact the Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey, P.C., for a free initial consultation with an experienced mesothelioma personal injury lawyer serving clients nationwide. Call now if someone you love suffers from mesothelioma.

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