Mesothelioma – A cancer of the pleural lining of the lung is incurable. This asbestos-related cancer takes about 30-40 years to become apparent. It cannot typically be removed by surgery, and is usually treated with chemotherapy. The first symptoms that can be expected are chronic shortness of breath and chest pain. The doctors will typically order CT scans and MRI images of a patient’s chest. If the findings are positive, then a biopsy will likely be taken and sent to a pathologist for review. In these types of cases, a second opinion on the pathological diagnosis is recommended because the defendant is sure to dispute the first pathological finding.

A person who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma should write down the times that he or she was potentially exposed to asbestos. This exposure could occur in a work setting or at home, if living with a parent or spouse who worked in or around asbestos products.

Attorney Eugene C. Brooks is a certified trial specialist who has both lectured and written extensively on toxic exposures and other personal injury topics. Mr. Brooks has practiced law in Georgia for more than 25 years and has represented clients in Savannah, throughout Chatham County and Coastal Georgia and around the state.

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