I just got diagnosed with mesothelioma in Houston and don’t know what to do. What are my legal options?

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I’m so sorry to hear about your mesothelioma diagnosis. Mesothelioma is a very rare and deadly form of cancer. It is caused by exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, manufacturers of asbestos hid its dangers from the public for years, which caused untold numbers of needless deaths.

Mesothelioma results from the steady accumulation of asbestos fibers in the lungs. Therefore, it is possible for victims of mesothelioma to live for decades without symptoms of the disease. Many people who develop mesothelioma develop it long after they have left the environment where they were exposed to asbestos. In many cases, the disease is mistaken for other common and less serious respiratory illnesses, but normally the symptoms progress quickly. The initial symptoms are normally weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea, coughing, shortness of breath, painful breathing, and pain in the chest.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s important that you speak with an attorney who can help. Funds have been established to compensate victims. However, receiving that compensation is not as easy as simply filling out a claim form. Instead, you normally must prove which parties are at fault and what level of injury you suffered. It is usually critical that you hire a skilled attorney to handle the case.

If you are in Houston, call the personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our team can help. Call us today to learn more, or visit our YouTube channel.
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