Health care services for military veterans at the Knoxville Vet Center in Tennessee
Contact information for military veterans to test for exposure to asbestos: Knoxville Vet Center, 2817 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, TN 37914. Phone: (865) 545-4680.
Do you think you're at risk for asbestos exposure? Look at the details below and find out more about this deadly substance. Read each of the subsequent items for the primary characteristics of people who may be at risk for asbestos exposure:
- Anyone with breathing problems;
- Those with protracted exposure to asbestos;
- Those who think they have had ongoing exposure to asbestos;
- Immediate family members of those who have worked in asbestos-related trades, even if the person who worked with asbestos has no evident exposure signs or difficulty breathing.
The following are the ailments which have been linked to asbestos exposure: 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), pleural plaque and thickening (scarring of the lining of the lung) and lung cancer. The warning signs of asbestos-related diseases are coughing, coughing blood, shortness of breath, chest pain and weight loss. Unfortunately, these signs of asbestos exposure can appear up to 25 years after primary exposure. Annual or even semi-annual asbestos detection tests are recommended.
If you don't understand your doctor's explanation, get him or her to explain it in a way that you can understand. It is crucial that the usual mode of 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 citizens who have participated in the American Armed forces should receive the services they deserve. This includes compensation for potentially fatal diseases, such as mesothelioma.
Surviving with asbestos-related diseases can be exhausting. Weitz & Luxenberg can help lessen some of the worry by providing you with a free case evaluation. Your first step is to fill out the form below.
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