Is your dry cough a mesothelioma symptom?

A persistent dry cough or wheezing is a common symptom of mesothelioma, an industrial disease that can be caused by exposure to asbestos at work.

However, a dry cough is also a warning sign of a number of other illnesses and conditions. Other mesothelioma symptoms to look out for include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dull and heavy pain in the shoulder, arm, chest or upper abdomen
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Coughing and a hoarse voice

A poor appetite, fever, nausea and vomiting as well as bowel and urinary problems can also be warning signs of the respiratory condition.

We recommend that you visit your local GP if you are concerned that you or someone close to you is suffering from mesothelioma. They will be able to refer you to a relevant specialist, who can provide you with an official diagnosis as well as any medical treatment and support you need for the future.

Legal support for mesothelioma sufferers

If you or a loved one has mesothelioma or asbestosis, a claim for compensation can be pursued against the responsible party.

Roberts Jackson solicitors are dedicated to providing a sensitive and reliable legal service to people who suffer from such work-related conditions and illnesses. With a full understanding of the impact mesothelioma can have on the health and wellbeing of a person, our legal team will work hard to achieve the compensation required to make life a little more comfortable at such a difficult time.

Contact us

If you would like any further information on claiming compensation with Roberts Jackson, contact us on 0800 001 4496.

Alternatively, you can fill in the claims enquiry form on the right hand side and a member of the specialist legal team will be in touch shortly to discuss your options.