Asbestos is a very deadly material, not found in nature, but to the human body when there is a fair amount of exposure. Mesothelioma is the word you will hear most-often thrown around with regard to asbestos exposure because this is the type of lung cancer that most often develops when there has been exposure to asbestos for any significant amount of time. Asbestos exposure has been the core problem that has plagued many in the manufacturing sector for the last hundred years. It is a wonderful building product. The only real drawback to using asbestos is the cancer it creates in humans who work with it.
Asbestos induced cancer is cased by these micro-fibers that are inhaled into the lungs when small pieces of asbestos break off and enter the air. Those who work with asbestos are the most vulnerable and likely to develop this kind of cancer. Unfortunately, asbestos, despite its known health risks, is still being actively mined around the world. Asbestos is one of the most durable and versatile building and insulating materials in all of the world. This is likely the reason why it is still being used so heavily and why there is so much dependence upon it.
There are many lawsuits won for those who have been exposed to asbestos as a result of the bad safety practices of many companies. Some governments have even been sued for exposing their employees to the deadly asbestos fibers.
These symptoms from mesothelioma are similar in most cases and revolve around the chest area and breathing problems. Shortness of breath is common, as is fatigue. Any time there is cancer in the body, the body will tend to lack energy. Chest pains may be the next result. If any of these symptoms are present for you, consult a doctor immediately. And if you feel like your condition may have been the result of any negligence in safety on the part of a company you worked for, you may be thinking about a lawsuit.
Mesothelioma lawsuits are commonplace these days as there have been so many cases of exposure. However, this might be a good thing for you (not that you have a condition) but that you might have been done wrong and so entitled to a large compensation. Talk with your doctor first, your attorney next.