Mesothelioma is a devastating form of cancer that can only be caused by exposure to asbestos. Often, people are not even aware of the affects of their exposure to this substance for 20 – 40 year, and sometimes longer. There are two types of mesothelioma: 1) peritoneall and 2) pleural. Peritoneal mesothelioma symptoms may include weight loss, abdominal pain and swelling due to a buildup of fluid in the abdomen. Other symptoms may involve bowel obstruction, blood clotting abnormalities, anemia, and fever.
If the cancer has spread beyond the mesothelium to other parts of the body, symptoms may include pain, difficulty swallowing, or swelling of the neck or face and shortness of breath and chest pain due to the gathering of fluid in the pleura.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a claim for damages due to exposure on the job or elsewhere may be made. Contact the Iowa Mesothelioma Lawyers at VanDerGinst Law using the contact form on the right, or call us toll free at: 1-866-843-7367 for a FREE consultation. If our Asbestos Lawyers agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis. This means we get paid for our services only if, and when, there is a money recovery for you. Please contact us right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation, as the law may limit how long you have to file a claim, which is known as a statute of limitations.