- Asbestosis is a chronic inflammation of the lungs from asbestos exposure.
- Asbestosis is a breathing condition where scarring or “fibrosis” of the lungs occurs from inhaling microscopic asbestos fibers.
- When asbestos fibers are inhaled into the lungs they become embedded in the lung tissue and cause persistent inflammation and irritation.
- The severity of asbestosis will depend on the length of time of asbestos exposure and on the amount of exposure.
- Asbestosis is a progressive disease with no known cure with scarring of lung tissue caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers.
- When Interstitial Lung Disease is diagnosed it as a result of exposure of asbestos, it is called asbestosis.
- Physicians will treat some asbestosis symptoms of with auxiliary oxygen.
- Death from asbestosis occurs by respiratory failure of the patient.
- Chest x-ray or a pulmonary function tests is used to diagnose Asbestosis.
- Some medical studies show asbestosis develops after prolonged exposures of 10 to 40 years
- Asbestosis has been diagnosed in short term intense exposures to asbestos from months to 1 year or more.
- As asbestosis gets worse it can lead to other medical complications that have their own symptoms.
- Asbestosis can continue undetected for decades causing no pain or breathing symptoms.
Asbestosis Symptoms Can Include:
Symptoms of Asbestosis may not appear for 10-50 years after first asbestos exposure.
- Blood in sputum
- Chest pain
- Chronic coughing
- Crackling sound when breathing
- Decreased tolerance for physical activity
- Difficulty breathing
- Dry cough
- Finger clubbing
- High blood pressure
- Scar tissue buildup in lungs
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling in face
- Swelling in neck
- Thickening of the ends of the fingers
- Unexplained weight loss
Asbestosis Can Also Develop Into:
- Enlargement of the heart’s right ventricle
- Heart failure
- High blood pressure in the lungs
- Lung cancer
- Pleural Mesothelioma
- Pulmonary hypertension
Medical research has shown that most people that are diagnosed with asbestosis were exposed to asbestos in the workplace.
Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
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Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.
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Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?
If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.
We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.
Mesothelioma Latency Period
Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, asbestosis, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.
There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
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