Milwaukee Mesothelioma Lawyers
Mesothelioma is an uncommon form of cancer. It involves the cells that line an organ, usually the lungs, abdominal organs and heart known as the mesothelium.
In the most common form of mesothelioma, tumors form on the sac that lines the chest cavity and protects the lungs. Most people who have mesothelioma have been exposed to asbestos at work and in many instances, it may take 30-50 years after someone is exposed to asbestos before any symptoms of mesothelioma appear.
Are you or a loved one suffering from Mesothelioma?
Contact PKSD today at 877-877-2228 to learn more about your legal options.
What Are The Symptoms of Mesothelioma?
Symptoms can vary depending on which organ is involved but can include:
- Shortness of breath
- Persistent cough
- Pain under the rib cage
- Weight loss
- Abdominal pain and swelling
- Problems with blood clotting
How Is Mesothelioma Diagnosed?
- Complete physical exam, including lung function tests, lung X-ray, blood tests
- CT scan or MRI, which give detailed pictures of tissues & organs inside the body
- Biopsy surgery to remove a tissue sample that is studied by a specialist (pathologist)
How Is Mesothelioma Treated?
Like most cancers, treatment can vary depending on what stage the cancer is in (how far it has progressed) and where it is located, as well as the patients overall health and age.
Treatment can include:
- Surgery to remove tumors
- A combination of the above
- Removal of fluid build-up from the chest or abdomen (to relieve pain and other symptoms)
Researchers are testing new treatments for mesothelioma. Some treatments are in the final stage of research clinical trials. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, ask your doctor about clinical trials taking place near you, or contact the National Cancer Institute.
Contact our Wisconsin Mesothelioma Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important to hire an experienced and skilled Milwaukee personal injury law firm to protect you and help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve.
At PKSD, our experienced attorneys conduct a full investigation into your injuries and work to obtain high settlements for our clients. In addition, our attorneys provide each client with personalized attention and passionate representation.
If you are in need of a Wisconsin mesothelioma attorney, contact PKSD today for your free consultation at 877-877-2228.