Health care services for military veterans at the Whittier/Santa Fe Springs clinic in California
Contact information for military veterans to test for exposure to asbestos: Whittier/Santa Fe Springs Clinic, 10210 Orr & Day Rd., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670. Phone: (562) 864-5565.
Do you fit the description below? If so, you may want to consider getting tested for exposure to asbestos. General attributes of these people are those that have had contact with asbestos through a "burst exposure" i.e. a very heavy concentration of asbestos for short periods of time, difficulty breathing, prolonged exposure to asbestos, or friends or relatives of people who have been involved in asbestos-related environments even if the former employee asbestos has no evident exposure signs.
Certain illnesses result from 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 tangible 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 necessary to seek a medical opinion if you presume that you have been exposed to asbestos. Other ways 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. At times, doctors speak a language puzzling to the layman. You should not hesitate to ask your medical professional about your state. If you don't completely comprehend your doctor, request that he clarify so you can better understand. All people who have participated in the U.S. Armed Forces should receive the benefits they deserve.
Weitz & Luxenberg is committed to making this happen. This includes compensation for potentially fatal diseases that are caused by inhalation of asbestos, such as mesothelioma.
Did you know there is no time limit for filing an asbestos lawsuit? Weitz & Luxenberg can help you receive compensation no matter when you were exposed. Simply fill out the form below to begin the process.
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