If you’ve noticed your pet has been exhibiting symptoms that include breathing problems, coughing, and difficulty exercising, and a member of your household has worked with asbestos and carried it into your home, your pet may indeed have an asbestos-related disease.
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What’s the problem?
If you have mesothelioma, you may have wondered whether or not your pet might be at risk for developing the disease as well. These days, unfortunately, more and more cases of second-hand exposure to asbestos dust have resulted in diagnosis of mesothelioma for members of households where at least one member worked with the toxic mineral and brought it home on their clothes. Wives, siblings, children…anyone who may have breathed in the dangerous dust is at risk for developing an asbestos-related disease.
Despite some differences, mesothelioma in pets heavily resembles mesothelioma in humans. Like humans, mesothelioma in pets most commonly develops in the pleura, the internal lining that surrounds the lungs. Although rare, cases have been recorded in the peritoneum, which lines the abdominal cavity, and the pericardium, which lines the heart.
If you notice any of these symptoms in your pet, and have reason to believe your pet may have been exposed to asbestos, it is best to see a veterinarian. Upon diagnosis, a veterinarian may advise a range of treatments, such as thoracentesis (removal of fluid around the lungs), chemotherapy, or palliative treatments to alleviate pain. Unfortunately, due to the high cost of treatment and the extreme low probability that treatment will help, veterinarians may recommend euthanasia in many cases.
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in asbestos-related mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.