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Pleural Mesothelioma

The Most Common Form of Mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of mesothelioma and is a cancer of the lining of the lungs. When asbestos is inhaled, the tiny fibers travel to the pleura, the mesothelium that lines the inner rib cage and the outside of the lungs, and cause the cells to become cancerous. The asbestos fibers cause cancerous cells to divide abnormally, thereby thickening the pleural membrane layers and building up fluid. This fluid places pressure on the lungs and the respiratory system and can prevent normal breathing.

Symptoms of Pleural Mesothelioma

Symptoms can take ten to 60 years to develop. Symptoms, when they do appear, include:

  • Chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent cough
  • Lower back or shoulder pain
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Cough or hoarseness

Contact a Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Attorney Specializing in Pleural Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure

You have legal options. When asbestos exposure leads to the development of pleural mesothelioma, an experienced asbestos attorney at the Shein Law can provide the successful representation necessary to help patients obtain the financial compensation to which they are entitled. If you have been exposed to asbestos or have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, call the dedicated Philadelphia mesotheloima lawyers at the Shein Law toll free at 877-SHEINLAW (743-4652) or contact the Shein Law online for a free evaluation of your case.