July 22, 2019

Symptoms & Treatments

Hawaii Mesothelioma Attorneys

Mesothelioma has many symptoms associated with it that can vary somewhat between the different types of mesothelioma: pleural, peritoneal and pericardial. Many Hawaii citizens have been affected by this terminal illness. Overall, the symptoms are quite similar across all types and can include:

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  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest/chest wall pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pleural effusion (fluid buildup surrounding the lungs)
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Cough
  • Fatigue/anemia
  • Fluid buildup in abdomen

Symptoms of asbestosis, an almost equally deadly condition caused by asbestos, can include:

  • Dyspnea (shortness of breath)
  • Respiratory failure
  • Reduction in lung capacity
  • Chest, lung or breathing pain
  • Right sided heart failure

Diagnosis of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions can only be performed by an experienced doctor, especially because the symptoms often mimic other, less severe, upper respiratory and heart-related conditions. Diagnosis is often performed using a combination of x-ray, CT scan, PET scan, MRI and biopsy.

Unfortunately, the prognosis for mesothelioma is very poor, but treatments are constantly improving and expanding. Many times, depending on the severity of your mesothelioma, you may be able to participate in clinical trials.

If you or a loved one worked or lived in Hawaii and has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Please speak with our experienced Hawaii mesothelioma lawyers by emailing or calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) today for your free case evaluation.