Important Information for Vets
Relevant contact information for Corona Vet Center is 800 Magnolia Avenue, Suite 110 Corona, CA 92879 Phone: (951) 734-0525.
There are certain individuals who are more easily injured by exposure to asbestos. Read each of the following points for the cardinal characteristics of those who may be at risk for asbestos exposure:
- People with breathing problems
- People with prolonged exposure to asbestos
- Individuals who think they have had prolonged exposure to asbestos
- Immediate family members of those who have worked in asbestos-related areas, even if the person who worked with asbestos has no visible symptoms or troubles with their respiratory system
In general, there is a group of diseases that are associated with 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 symptoms of contact with asbestos can appear up to 25 years after initial exposure. Annual or even semi-annual asbestos detection tests are recommended.
It is imperative to seek a professional opinion if you believe that you have been exposed to asbestos. The usual mode of testing is an x-ray (side and front view of your chest.) Extra tests may include a pulmonary function test, blood work, a CT scan and/or biopsy. Physicians may speak a language puzzling to the average person. If you are confused, you can ask your doctor about your status. If you don't fully understand your doctor, have him explain it in a way that you can better understand. All people who have participated in the United States Armed Forces should receive the benefits they deserve. Weitz & Luxenberg is committed to making this happen. This includes compensation for deadly diseases that are caused by contact with asbestos, such as lung cancer.
If you or someone you love has developed lung cancer after having contact with asbestos, we want to help. It's never too late for a free case evaluation. The form below begins the process.
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