The only known cause of malignant mesothelioma is exposure to the mineral group asbestos. There is a long latency between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma development, usually 20 years or longer. Symptoms including chest pain or fluid in the chest can be similar to other diseases, masking its development.
What follows the diagnosis of mesothelioma can be confusing and frightening. Whether a loved one or the diagnosed patient, there are many decisions to make after a diagnosis. Read below to learn about the stages of mesothelioma, prognosis, treatment, and about the mesothelioma lawyers at Levin Simes Abrams. If you have any questions, contact us at [email protected] or 1-888-426-4156.