Mesothelioma affects the protective linings that cover many of the internal organs of the body, causing painful and irreversible symptoms. While still a rare cancer, reported instances of mesothelioma have risen in the United States over the last 20 years. The symptoms may not evidence themselves for as much as 10 to 50 years following an exposure to asbestos. When they do surface, however, they are profound. Symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Weight loss
- Abdominal swelling and pain
- Bowel obstruction
- Blood clotting abnormalities
- Night sweats
The severity of the symptoms can depend on the concentration of the fibers in the air that you were exposed to, the duration of the exposure, weather conditions and the use of protective devices.
In addition to severe pain, those suffering from mesothelioma face a wide range of associated difficulties. The pain has the potential to limit your ability to work and earn income, resulting in lost wages in the past, present and into the future. There are also costly rehabilitations, medical bills and treatments that will continue for years into the future.
To gain restitution to cover the deep financial difficulty incurred, you will need the skill of an experienced attorney. These cases can be difficult to prove and, on your own efforts, can take years to resolve.
At Kanoski and Associates, we understand the many issues revolving around these cases, and we know how to pursue the companies and individuals responsible for your pain and suffering. Also, we understand the state laws and guidelines governing the filing of these claims.
Each state has its own statute of limitations in reporting cases of mesothelioma and filing claims against responsible parties. We understand these timelines and will take the necessary actions to ensure that the deadlines are met and your interests protected.
When you need skilled representation on your side, fighting for your rights, turn to the experience and understanding of Kanoski and Associates. We provide initial consultations to better understand your situation and how best to proceed. To arrange a meeting, please call us today at 217-280-4985.