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A malignant cancer caused by asbestos

According to the National Cancer Institute, extended exposure to asbestos results in mesothelioma. In some instances, brief exposure may also result in mesothelioma.

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma takes its name from the mesothelium, a lining of membrane that covers and protects many internal organs in the body. There is a specialized name for the mesothelium of certain organs, such as pleura for the lungs, peritoneum for the abdomen, and the pericardium for the heart.

Mesothelioma is cancer of the mesothelium, also referred to as asbestos cancer. There are three main types of mesothelioma:

  • Pleural mesothelioma (lung)

Pleural mesothelioma is a lung cancer of the membrane surrounding the lungs, inside the ribs. It is the most common form of mesothelioma, representing 75% of mesothelioma cases.
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma (abdomen)

The second most common form of mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma is cancer of the abdominal lining.
  • Pericardial mesothelioma (heart)

Pericardial mesothelioma is cancer of the protective lining around the heart. It is far rarer than other kinds of mesothelioma, but is also considered more painful. It can result in fluids collecting around the heart.


Pleural mesothelioma symptoms

  • Chest pain
  • Pain under the rib cage
  • Trouble breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Night sweats

Peritoneal mesothelioma symptoms

  • Abdominal swelling or pain
  • Abdominal mass or lumps
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Blood clotting abnormalities

  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Anemia and weakness
  • Fever

Pericardial mesothelioma symptoms

  • Chest pain
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent coughing

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The knowledgeable attorneys at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker provide aggressive representation to get you the compensation you need during tough times. We understand the emotional and financial stress that mesothelioma victims and their families face. For more than 30 years, our attorneys have acquired vast experience and skills in dealing with corporate negligence and insurance companies. We have successfully resolved thousands of product liability cases.

Having us at your side can be invaluable, and we urge you to act quickly. See our diagnosis and treatments sections for more information.

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