Assistance for VAs: Roanoke Vet Center
In order to get more information, the contact info for Roanoke Vet Center is 350 Albemarle Ave., SW Roanoke, VA 24016 Phone: (540) 342-9726.
Could you have been exposed to asbestos? Read the following to see if you fall under a category at risk. The following is a list of individuals at heightened danger of developing an asbestos-related disease:
- Anyone with breathing problems
- People with protracted exposure to asbestos
- Those who think they have had extended exposure to asbestos
- Immediate family members of people who have worked in asbestos-related trades, even if the individual who worked with asbestos has no evident exposure signs or difficulty breathing
In general, there is a group of diseases that result from asbestos exposure: lung cancer, asbestosis (a serious, chronic, non cancerous fibrous hardening and scarring of the lungs), mesothelioma (a cancer of the thin membranes lining the thoracic and abdominal cavities and surrounding internal organs), and pleural plaque and thickening (scarring of the lining of the lung). Certain specific signs of asbestos-related diseases are coughing, coughing blood, shortness of breath, chest pain and weight loss. Unfortunately, the tangible warning signs of contact with asbestos can appear up to 25 years after primary exposure. Annual or even semi-annual asbestos detection tests are recommended.
It is crucial to see a doctor if you imagine that you have been exposed to asbestos. One form of testing is an x-ray (side and front view of your chest.) Added tests may include a pulmonary function test, blood work, a CT scan and/or biopsy. Often, doctors speak a language incomprehensible to the layman. Don't fear asking your medical professional about your state. If you don't fully understand your doctor, request that he break it down so can better comprehend. Weitz & Luxenberg stands by the belief that all people who have participated in the American Armed orces should receive the services they deserve. This includes compensation for potentially fatal diseases such as lung cancer.
Did you know there is no time limit for filing an asbestos lawsuit? Weitz & Luxenberg can help you receive compensation regardless of when you were exposed. Simply fill out the form below to initiate the process.
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