With a recent public spotlight being shed on Veterans Affairs benefit programs, MRHFM takes this opportunity to urge US Navy Veterans to monitor asbestos-related mesothelioma symptoms.

Mesothelioma is a deadly disease that is caused through exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma develops when asbestos fibers are ingested and create a buildup of tumor tissue in the affected area, usually the lungs, stomach, heart, or testes. However, mesothelioma has a latency period of 10 to 60 years, and can often be misdiagnosed.

Millions of US Veterans may have been exposed to asbestos while serving in the Navy and Armed Forces throughout the 20th century. However, asbestos was most commonly used in naval shipyards and on navy ships. Navy Veterans who worked in the fire and engine rooms on naval ships are at high risk for mesothelioma resulting from asbestos exposure. If you or someone you know served in the Navy or Armed Forces during this time, there may be extreme risk of developing mesothelioma.

If you are a US veteran, monitor your asbestos-related mesothelioma symptoms closely. If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, you are entitled to compensation. Symptoms of mesothelioma to watch for include, but are not limited to:

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Pain or swelling of the abdomen
  • Chest Pain
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Coughing up blood or persistent coughing
  • Difficult bowel movements

Experiencing some of these symptoms does not mean someone has mesothelioma. Rather, they are warning signs and only a doctor can make such a diagnosis after thorough tests and examinations have been performed.

For more information about asbestos related diseases or your rights as a US Veteran, request a free book of answers. For a free consultation with an experienced mesothelioma attorney regarding your mesothelioma case and legal rights, contact the legal team at MRHFM today. MRHFM is the largest firm exclusively dedicated to helping mesothelioma victims and their families.

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