There are three main symptoms of asbestos poisoning that you must be aware of. See if these symptoms describe any of the issues that you are facing and quickly see a doctor if something does not seem right. Any time lost with delays can help put you at greater risk for long term illness and pain. Here are the three top symptoms of asbestos exposure, which may lead to lung cancer, asbestosis, and/or mesothelioma:
- Chest Pain. Chest pain is the most obvious of the three main symptoms, but it can also be the cause of a number of other disorders, making it more difficult to diagnose clearly. The chest pains may feel like a ‘seizing’ of your lungs and a stunted breathing pattern.
- Shortness of Breath. This is a big one, and one of the first symptoms to generally appear. This can also be related to a number of other issues (including not being in very good physical shape), but you can tell what your body is doing and if you notice a change for the worse and breathing difficulties that seem out of the ordinary then it is time to contact your doctor without delay.
- Finger Deformity. This is one of the most shocking and the most disturbing of the symptoms that can come upon someone that has asbestosis. It may take many months or many years to develop and is not present in all cases. There may be rounded and somewhat flattened on the ends, and can be harder to notice.
Keep all of these things in mind if you feel like you may have been exposed to asbestos and are afraid that you might have asbestos poisoning or lung cancer forming. These are very serious matters and should not be taken lightly. There are a number of other issues that may spring up like a resistance to physical exercise and relentless coughing. Especially if you are seeing any kind of blood in your coughing, you must see a doctor straight away.
If you feel that your issues may have been caused by the safety negligence of a company that you have worked for in the past (or are working for currently), make sure to plan on contacting a mesothelioma attorney as well to see if you might be eligible for some kind of cash settlement. Thousands of lawsuits have been won in similar situations as what you may be involved with (and have been exposed to). You should not delay in seeking treatment for these issues nor in seeking legal representation for a potential settlement.