Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that most often occurs in the lungs. The most common cause of mesothelioma is the inhalation of asbestos, a material that was once widely used in the construction and manufacturing industries. Asbestos was used to fireproof, insulate, and strengthen products. Repeated and sustained exposures to asbestos increase the risk that a person will develop mesothelioma. In many cases mesothelioma does not occur until years or even decades after the exposure to asbestos.
Signs of mesothelioma:
- Fatigue
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Coughing or wheezing
- Coughing up blood
- Abdominal pain

Who's at risk for mesothelioma or asbestos-related cancer?
People who have worked in the following industries and positions are at higher risk of developing mesothelioma:

- Asbestos removal
- Brake lining
- Construction
- Gaskets
- Insulation
- Milling
- Mining
- Shipbuilding

Once diagnosed, mesothelioima is difficult to treat and the rate of survival is low. Contact Luneckas Law, P.C. in Cedar Rapids to find out what your rights are. We will quickly assess the situation for you and your family. For your convenient consultation, contact us or call  319.294.8777 .