Assistance for Vets
In order to get more information, the contact info for Memphis Vet Center is 1835 Union, Suite 100 Memphis, TN 38104 Phone: (901) 544-0173.
Read on to find out about who may be at risk for asbestos exposure. The following is a list of individuals at increased hazard of developing an asbestos-related disease:
- People with breathing problems
- People with extended exposure to asbestos
- Those who think they have had prolonged exposure to asbestos
- Immediate family members of individuals who have worked in asbestos-related fields, even if the individual who worked with asbestos has no visible symptoms or breathing problems
Certain illnesses result from asbestos exposure: Mesothelioma (a cancer of the thin membranes lining the thoracic and abdominal cavities and surrounding internal organs), asbestosis (a serious, chronic, non cancerous fibrous hardening and scarring of the lungs), lung cancer, 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, these symptoms of contact with asbestos can appear up to 25 years after initial exposure. Annual or even semi-annual asbestos detection tests are recommended.
If you need more information from your doctor, don't be afraid to ask.It is important that the other 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. Doctors sometimes speak a language unintelligible to the layman. Weitz & Luxenberg is a proponent of the idea that all people who have participated in the U.S. Armed orces should receive the benefits they deserve. This includes compensation for deadly diseases such as lung cancer.
Living with asbestos-related diseases can be tough. Weitz & Luxenberg can help alleviate some of the difficulty by providing you with a free case evaluation. Your first step is to complete the form below.
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