A list of print and online resources: asbestos related diseases
If you have been looking for clinics and online resources for asbestos related diseases and have not been able to find what you are looking for, Weitz & Luxenberg would like to help. We have compiled a list of print and online resources. Asbestos related diseases are serious, and affect far too many Americans.
Whether you or someone you love suffers from an asbestos related disease, we provide this information in the hopes of promoting awareness of the resources available to all who suffer from asbestos related diseases, and in making those resources directly available to all who could benefit from them.
Print resources: asbestos related diseases information in books
Some of these books are written by doctors for other doctors, and others are more journalistic, and tell the story of asbestos. Others are written for patients, and are aimed more toward helping you understand and find ways to cope with your asbestos related disease. We have included them all, so you can choose which resources on asbestos related diseases are best for you.
Shortness of breath:a guide to better living and breathing, Andrew L. Ries and Patricia J. Bullock
The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, eds. James N. Parker and Philip M. Parker
Coping with COPD: Understanding, Treating, and Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Elaine Fantle Shimberg
Taking Flight: Inspirational Stories of Lung Transplantation, Joanne M. Schum
The Breathing Disorders Sourcebook, Francis V. Adams
Fatal Deception: The Terrifying True Story of How Asbestos is Killing America, Michael Bowker
Asbestos: Risk Assessment, Epidemiology, and Health Effects, Ronald F. Dodson and Samuel P. Hammar
Asbestos and Its Diseases, John E. Craighead
Online resources: asbestos related diseases information on the internet
In terms of resources for asbestos related diseases, the internet can be an excellent source of information, because it is much easier to update a web page than it is to publish a new edition of a book. The internet also has its drawbacks: you want to be sure the web sites you go to are trustworthy. Each site we list below is one that we feel has current, trustworthy information.
Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry: Living with Asbestos
Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry: Health Effects
Center for Asbestos Related Diseases:
The Center for Asbestos Related Diseases (CARD) is based out of Libby, Montana—a town deeply affected by asbestos exposure. The website explains the town's history, CARD's mission, and many resources about asbestos related diseases.
Legal resources for those suffering from asbestos related diseases
For over twenty years, Weitz & Luxenberg has worked with clients who have suffered asbestos related diseases such as asbestosis and pleural plaques. We will continue to be a resource for all who have been affected by asbestos exposure.
If you or a family member are struggling with an asbestos related disease, and you are interested in learning more about your legal options, contact Weitz & Luxenberg (either by phone or by filling out a form on our website) for a free legal consultation. Asbestos related diseases are burdensome, and you do not have to carry the burden alone.