Pleural Mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of malignant mesothelioma, accounting for approximately 75 percent of all diagnosed cases. This type of cancer forms in the pleura, or the protective lining around the lungs.

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Former client LaTanyta Manuel lost her husband, Andrew, to pleural mesothelioma in 2004. Simmons Hanly Conroy helped this mother of three secure financial stability for her family and hold those responsible for her husband’s asbestos exposure and mesothelioma diagnosis accountable.

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Pleural Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Diagnosing mesothelioma in its earlier stages can help provide a wider range of treatment options, so it’s important that once you’ve been diagnosed, you start looking for a mesothelioma specialist.

If you detect early symptoms of pleural mesothelioma, such as shortness of breath or chest and lower back pain, consult your primary care physician. He or she will perform preliminary tests and, if cancer is suspected, refer you to an oncologist. The oncologist, or cancer specialist will use a number of diagnostic tools to accurately confirm the mesothelioma diagnosis, including blood tests, imaging tests and biopsies to investigate cancerous growths.

Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma may include:

  • Chest or lower back pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing up blood
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Painful breathing
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Persistent hoarseness or dry coughing
  • Rib pain
  • Shoulder and/or upper back pain
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Pleural Mesothelioma Lawyers

Our pleural mesothelioma lawyers have been working with victims of the disease and their families for nearly a decade and have become intimately familiar with the questions and concerns patients may have. Our skill and dedication to personal client service have helped us recover over $7 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of individuals and families devastated by mesothelioma.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, Contact Us today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers.

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Amy fills a unique role helping guide patients and families through the often confusing and overwhelming steps following an asbestos-related cancer diagnosis. Assisted by 14 medical assistants and a Licensed Practical Nurse, Amy and her medical team provide healthcare information and explain treatment options to those recently diagnosed and throughout the progression of their disease.