September 26 may just be another day on the calendar, another day to go about one’s business, but it also marks something special. It is a day dedicated to bringing awareness to mesothelioma and the devastating effects it has on those who suffer from it. Sadly, numerous Ohio residents have been diagnosed with this terrible disease over the years, and many more have had to watch their loved ones suffer through and ultimately succumb to it.
According to a recently published article about Mesothelioma Awareness Day, every year, about 3,000 people are diagnosed with the disease in the United States. Some of them are construction workers, some of them are do-it-yourself renovators, some may work in fields where asbestos exposure is not common, and a few of them are average consumers who trusted the products they brought into their homes to be safe. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how they got it; none of them deserve it.
Those diagnosed with mesothelioma have likely had the disease for a long time, as it is typically slow to progress. It can take over 10 years from the time of asbestos exposure for the cancer to start growing, and a couple more decades before symptoms appear. Common mesothelioma symptoms include:
- Night sweats
- Unintended weight loss
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
Ohio residents who have recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or those who may have lost loved ones to this devastating disease, may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses through legal means. Whether one was knowingly or unknowingly exposed to asbestos, an experienced attorney can help one track the source of exposure and file legal claims against the parties deemed responsible for the exposure. Through negotiations or litigation, maximum compensation for any legally recoverable losses may be achieved.