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Contact information for Fonda VA Outpatient Clinic is 2623 State Highway 30A Fonda, NY 12068 Phone: (518) 853-1247.
Do you think you're at risk for asbestos exposure? Look at the details below and find out more about this deadly substance. The following is a list of those with elevated risk of developing an asbestos-related disease:
- Anyone with breathing problems
- Individuals with extended exposure to asbestos
- People who think they have had ongoing exposure to asbestos
- Immediate family members of people who have worked in asbestos-related vocations, even if the individual who worked with asbestos has no visible symptoms or respiratory issues
The following are the ailments which are associated with 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. The most commonly known symptoms of asbestos-related diseases are coughing, coughing blood, shortness of breath, chest pain and weight loss. Unfortunately, these symptoms of asbestos exposure can appear up to 25 years after primary exposure. Annual or even semi-annual asbestos detection tests are recommended.
It is essential to seek a medical 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.) Supplementary tests may include a pulmonary function test, blood work, a CT scan and/or biopsy. Often, doctors speak a language unintelligible to the typical patient. Be sure to ask your doctor about your state. If you don't totally grasp your doctor, request that he clarify so you can better get the picture. Weitz & Luxenberg is a proponent of the idea that all men and women 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.
If you or someone you love has developed lung cancer after exposure to asbestos, we want to help. It's never too late for a free case evaluation. The form below initiates the process.
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