Information Regarding our Veterans: Fresno Vet Center
The contact information for Fresno Vet Center is 3636 North 1st St., Suite 112 Fresno, CA 93726 Phone: (559) 487-5660.
Could you have been exposed to asbestos? Read the following to see if you fall under a category at risk. Some examples of these people include those that have had contact with asbestos through a "burst exposure" i.e. a very heavy concentration of asbestos for small amounts of time, troubles with their respiratory system, ongoing contact with asbestos, or friends or relatives of people who have worked in asbestos-related areas even if the one who was involved with asbestos has no visible symptoms.
The following are the ailments which 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). Some symptoms of asbestos-related diseases are coughing, coughing blood, shortness of breath, chest pain and weight loss. Unfortunately, the detectable warning signs 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 crucial to seek medical council if you presume that you have been exposed to asbestos. Initial testing is an x-ray (side and front view of your chest.) Other tests may include a pulmonary function test, blood work, a CT scan and/or biopsy. At times, medical professionals may speak a language that is perplexing to the average person. As a patient, you should be sure to question your medical professional about your health problem. If you don't fully understand your doctor, get him to break it down so can better know your condition. Weitz & Luxenberg is a proponent of the idea that all people who have participated in the U.S. Armed orces should receive the services they deserve. This includes compensation for life-threatening diseases such as mesothelioma.
Coping with asbestos-related diseases can be strenuous. Weitz & Luxenberg can help ease some of the burden by providing you with a free case evaluation. Your first step is to fill out the form below.
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