Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer that attacks the mesothelium that lines various organs in the body. Many mesothelioma cases are related to incidences of asbestos exposure in the workplace, either through the work environment itself or in materials used for production.

At Menges Law Firm, our lawyers have over 50 years' combined experience serving Belleville, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, area mesothelioma victims as well as victims throughout the United States. We are dedicated to helping you get the financial recovery you deserve from the companies responsible for your illness. Whether the company or entity that caused your mesothelioma is still in business or has since declared bankruptcy, our dedicated, driven attorneys are committed to preparing a winning case strategy based on your particular situation.

Types Of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma can start in different areas of the organ lining, and the signs and symptoms that sufferers may experience will depend on which organ the cancer cells are attacking. The most common types of mesothelioma include:

  • Pleural — The most common form of mesothelioma, this type develops in the lining around the lungs and is often misdiagnosed.
  • Peritoneal — Accounting for approximately one-quarter of all mesothelioma cases, peritoneal mesothelioma affects the lining around the abdomen.
  • Pericardial — The rarest form of mesothelioma, pericardial mesothelioma affects the lining of the heart and often goes undiagnosed.

No matter what type of mesothelioma you suffer from, you may be entitled to monetary compensation if asbestos exposure was the cause. At Menges Law Firm, our experienced attorneys know what it takes to fight for those who suffer from mesothelioma, and we will work tirelessly to help obtain the settlement our clients deserve so they can cover the costly medical expenses that can occur with treatment.

Common Signs And Symptoms Of Mesothelioma

While there are some common signs and symptoms of mesothelioma, symptoms often vary depending on the type of mesothelioma.

Pleural Mesothelioma

Those who suffer from pleural mesothelioma will often experience symptoms such as:

  • Chest pain
  • Chronic coughing
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Buildup of fluid in the lungs

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

The symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma can include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anemia
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Fever
  • Nausea

Pericardial Mesothelioma

Symptoms associated with pericardium mesothelioma often relate to the heart and chest and may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Arrhythmia
  • Heart murmur
  • Shortness of breath
  • Buildup of fluid around the heart
  • Night sweats
  • Fever

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestos cancer, the experienced attorneys at Menges Law Firm can help you with your case. Your initial consultation is risk-free — if we don't win, you don't pay us any attorneys' fees. Contact us today at 618-767-5528 or email us online to schedule your appointment.