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Pulmonary Embolism from Mesothelioma

The health complications linked to mesothelioma can result in additional, extremely dangerous conditions. This form of cancer is particularly lethal on its own, but the addition of other health concerns can increase the possibility of severe pain and suffering or death. One notable issue which is associated with this type of cancer is the development of pulmonary embolisms.

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The Signs of a Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolisms are blood clots that close off blood flow to the lungs. When the lungs do not receive enough blood, they can lose functionality and begin to shut down. These embolisms generally form in the deep veins of the legs and break free into the bloodstream. Eventually, they can find their way to the lungs and clog the main artery. A pulmonary embolism might be indicated by the following symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pains
  • Physical collapse
  • Increased respiration
  • Coughing
  • Coughing up blood

In a sizeable, although small, portion of cases, pulmonary embolisms can result in sudden death.

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If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be at increased risk for a serious health concern such as pulmonary embolism. Mesothelioma can occur when asbestos enters into the lungs and causes significant damage. To learn more about your rights and options as an injured individual, contact us by filling out our contact form at the top of this page.

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