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Learn more about the dangers of asbestos exposure and decide if you should be tested. These individuals are people who: have had contact with asbestos through a "burst exposure" i.e. a very heavy concentration of asbestos for small amounts of time, difficulty breathing, prolonged exposure to asbestos, or friends or relatives of people who have dealt in asbestos-related vocations even if the the one exposed to asbestos has no obvious signs of exposure.
Certain illnesses result from asbestos exposure: 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), pleural plaque and thickening (scarring of the lining of the lung) and lung cancer. 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 asbestos exposure can appear up to 25 years after initial exposure. Annual or even semi-annual asbestos detection tests are recommended.
It is a necessity to seek medical council if you presume that you have been exposed to asbestos. The usual mode of testing is an x-ray (side and front view of your chest.) Further tests may include a pulmonary function test, blood work, a CT scan and/or biopsy. At times, doctors speak a language incomprehensible to the typical patient. Don't be afraid to question your medical professional about your state. If you don't fully understand your doctor, get him to break it down so can better understand. Weitz & Luxenberg believes that all men and women who have participated in the United States Armed orces should receive the services they deserve. This includes compensation for potentially fatal diseases such as lung cancer.
Exposure to asbestos can seriously damage your health. Weitz & Luxenberg understands this and can provide assistance. For a free consultation, fill out the form below.
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