Ascites is the end stage of cancer. Patients with ascites receive a poor prognosis and may find the condition painful and uncomfortable.
If you experience this end-stage of cancer that resulted from exposure to harmful products and substances, you may qualify for compensation. You may be eligible for compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
According to Dovepress, ascites refers to an abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen. Doctors closely associate ascites as the end stage of cancer. Symptoms of ascites include:
- An increase in the abdomen size.
- Shortness of breath.
- Weight gain.
- A feeling of fullness.
Patients often experience nausea, constipation, and back pain as fluid retention places pressure on organs.
Diagnosis Overview: Ascites, the End Stage of Cancer
A fluid buildup of 25 milliliters classifies as ascites. This buildup of fluid is a sign that the liver is beginning to fail. Underlying causes for the fluid buildup can include several diseases including cancer.
By using image testing, doctors can determine how to treat ascites. According to the NIH, many doctors first prescribe diuretics to attempt to decrease the swelling, but some forms of ascites may resist this treatment.
If the use of diuretics doesn’t work, removing the fluid buildup may involve a more invasive procedure. Patients with ascites risk the chance of acquiring an infection, which only compounds the problem.
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Some products and materials can cause cancer. Tobacco, for example, causes millions of deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smokers become addicted to this dangerous product and years later develop lung cancer.
Workers who suffered exposure to asbestos fibers may also find themselves at risk for developing lung cancer. When a person’s lung cancer diagnosis develops into ascites, their risk of death increases, according to the NIH.
Medical costs can continue to rise as you battle ascites, the end stage of cancer. Securing legal representation may help you achieve a brighter future for your loved ones in the event of your death from both diseases.
Cancer-causing agents surround us in our work environments and our homes. When the owner of a company knows that their product poses a threat to the health of consumers (or their employees) and does nothing to rectify the problem, he may be held liable.
While ascites is the end stage of cancer, you can develop other diseases related to carcinogen exposure. Environmental Health published a study linking asbestos exposure to bladder cancer, another disease that specifically targets the abdomen. Asbestos refers to a toxic carcinogenic substance that victims inhale through the air.
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Radon exposure represents another avoidable cause of cancer. Radon refers to a toxic carcinogenic substance that’s inhaled through the air.
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No one should experience such extreme effects of dangerous products. Pursuing civil action won’t change your diagnosis, but it can help to prevent the same thing from happening to someone else. When large corporations put profits over people, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may help to hold them accountable.
Reconsider accepting any initial settlement offer from an insurer or other company prior to speaking with an attorney. Accepting any form of payment may disqualify you from taking further legal action in the form of a lawsuit.
You also have limited time for filing a personal injury lawsuit. Strict laws require you to file your case within a certain period, or you forfeit any future right to pursue a civil action. While you may think you have time, you truly do not. Again, ascites is the final stage of cancer; thus, it is important to consider the monetary loss your family may experience if the worst outcome occurs. Be proactive and take steps to learn more about how Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you.
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