Before many trucking companies in Louisiana agree to hire a new driver, they do a background check to verify that their driving record supports their ability to safely and responsibly operate a big truck. Truckers are required to test before they receive their CDL license which allows them to legally drive a truck. They are also required to undergo extensive training and instruction before they are allowed to drive independently.
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lungs caused by exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for the condition, only ways to manage it. Chest and/or abdominal pain, shortness of breath, bloating, wheezing, fever, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, difficulty swallowing, body aches, coughing up blood and other uncomfortable and painful symptoms characterize mesothelioma. Most people do not know they have mesothelioma until 15 to 70 years after exposure. That said, you can help your Louisiana doctor make an informed diagnosis by understanding the risk factors of mesothelioma and knowing to which you have been exposed.