Were you exposed to asbestos? Receive testing for mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis
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Asbestos cancers, like mesothelioma, are caused by deadly exposure to asbestos. It is important to receive testing if you have been exposed.
Weitz & Luxenberg recommends that you consult with your primary care physician for an x-ray referral.
It has been estimated that over 25 million people have had asbestos exposure in the past 40 years. In fact, there are very small amounts of asbestos in the air we breathe every day. Most of us have asbestos fibers in our lungs.
People whose work brings them in contact with asbestos or asbestos containing material (ACM) risk occupational exposure by inhaling airborne asbestos fibers.
The most common symptoms of asbestos exposure are: shortness of breath, coughing, chest pain, a dry crackling sound in the lungs while inhaling, and weight loss. Unfortunately, the detectable symptoms of asbestos exposure can often appear as early as 15 years after exposure, and then reappear at any time during one’s life. This scenario, therefore, makes it difficult to associate asbestos exposure with its symptoms. Annual or even semi-annual asbestos detection tests are recommended for anyone with occupational or familial asbestos exposure.From shipfitters, pipefitters and demolition workers, to those toiling on railroads and in construction, Weitz & Luxenberg has many clients whose needless and entirely avoidable exposure to asbestos ultimately led to them developing asbestos-related diseases.
Weitz & Luxenberg is a leading plaintiffs' law firm that has represented people affected by mesothelioma for over 20 years. Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease. If you would like a free consultation or more information about your legal options, please complete the form on this page, and a representative of our law firm will contact you as soon as possible.