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Exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma. Mississippi, because of its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, is home to major shipyards and oil production sites that present asbestos contamination concerns. To compound matters, the wreckage brought about by Hurricane Katrina exposed many residents and first responders to asbestos fibers. Chances are, in the years to come, many more Mississippi residents will be diagnosed with mesothelioma on account of being subjected to the toxic mineral.
If you were exposed to asbestos and received a mesothelioma diagnosis, you may be entitled to receive significant financial compensation in a mesothelioma claim. At Morgan & Morgan, our Mississippi mesothelioma lawyers fight on behalf of the victims of this aggressive and deadly form of cancer.
Asbestos in Mississippi
In most cases, people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma have been exposed to asbestos repeatedly on the job. Although the dangers of asbestos have been well known for years, that hasn’t stopped asbestos products from being used in the workplace. Mississippi is home to a variety of industries that relied heavily on asbestos, including:
- Oil refineries
- Power plants
- Dock work
- Chemical plants
Signs of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma often doesn’t manifest for decades after exposure to asbestos. What’s more, symptoms of mesothelioma are often nonspecific and mimic those of other, less serious respiratory illnesses. In the initial stages of mesothelioma, you might experience:
- Dry coughing
- Shortness of breath
- Chest or abdominal pain
As the cancer progresses, you might experience:
- Difficulty breathing
- Unexplained weight loss
- Increased chest or abdominal pain
- Extreme fatigue
If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s worth getting tested for mesothelioma as soon as possible.
How a Mesothelioma Lawyer Can Help
Mesothelioma claims are intended to help the victims of asbestos exposure and their families recover damages following a diagnosis. Claims can fall into one of two types:
- Personal injury claims filed by people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
- Wrongful death claims filed by family members of someone who has passed away.
Be sure to contact a mesothelioma lawyer at Morgan & Morgan right away. You may be able to recover compensation to cover the many costs associated with the disease.
Contact a Mesothelioma Attorney in Mississippi
A mesothelioma diagnosis is a devastating event. The mesothelioma attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are passionate about fighting for victims and their families. With more than 700 attorneys nationwide and billions of dollars recovered, we have the resources necessary to provide you the best service possible. If we take your case, you’ll get a full team of lawyers and legal staff who will handle your claim personally. We pride ourselves on transparency — you’ll enjoy 24/7 open communication with us through our mobile app. Don’t go through this alone. Let Morgan & Morgan fight for the justice you deserve and to ensure your family’s financial future. Fill out a free case evaluation today.