Mass torts for mesothelioma may bring some relief to victims

In Tennessee, many major industries put workers at risk. For example, employees of power plants, manufacturing companies and transportation industries may have suffered exposure to asbestos particles, which developed into life-threatening conditions like cancer and mesothelioma. Rather than individually seeking financial help for their conditions, many from similar industries come together in mass torts to pursue compensation from their employers. This compensation may be especially helpful to those suffering from deadly and incurable mesothelioma.

When doctors tell patients they have mesothelioma, it is never good news. Those suffering from this asbestos-related illness likely understand that they have a hard road ahead of them. Their family members may want to understand what to expect as the disease progresses so they can do their best to help their loved ones cope with the suffering.

Because mesothelioma forms in the lungs, patients can expect their symptoms to revolve around their pleural abilities. Shortness of breath and chest pain may increase as the cancer affects the lung tissue, and breathing may become increasingly more difficult. Patients may be required to have fluid drained from their lungs regularly. As the cancer spreads through the body, symptoms may occur in other areas, such as the throat and stomach. Some patients experience pressure on the spinal cord, sending pain throughout the body.

When someone in Tennessee receives the terrifying diagnosis of mesothelioma or related cancers, that person may feel helpless and alone. Sadly, that is far from the case, as thousands of people hear this devastating news each year. For this reason, many join together in mass torts to seek possible compensation for their pain and suffering. With the guidance of an experienced attorney, successful lawsuits may allow victims to receive quality medical care.

Source:, "7 Possible Complications of Mesothelioma", Marta Ribeiro, Aug. 7, 2017

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