Health care services for military veterans at the
Lewiston, Idaho CBOC
Contact information for military veterans to test for exposure to asbestos: Lewiston Idaho CBOC, 627 6th Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501. Phone: (208) 746-7784.
Do you think you're at risk for asbestos exposure? Look at the details below and find out more about this deadly substance. 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 short periods of time), irregular breathing patterns, ongoing contact with asbestos, or friends or relatives of people who have worked in asbestos-related industries even if the the one exposed to asbestos has no obvious signs of exposure.
The following are the ailments which have been linked to asbestos exposure: Mesothelioma (a cancer of the thin membranes lining the thoracic and abdominal cavities and surrounding internal organs), asbestosis (a serious, chronic, non cancerous fibrous hardening and scarring of the lungs), lung cancer, and pleural plaque and thickening (scarring of the lining of the lung).
The warning signs of asbestos-related diseases are coughing, coughing blood, shortness of breath, chest pain and weight loss. Unfortunately, the tangible symptoms of contact with asbestos can appear up to 25 years after primary exposure. Annual or even semi-annual asbestos detection tests are recommended.
It is imperative to seek a medical opinion if you feel that you have been exposed to asbestos. Initial testing is an x-ray (side and front view of your chest.) Additional tests may include a pulmonary function test, blood work, a CT scan and/or biopsy. Doctors sometimes speak a language puzzling to the average person. If you are confused, you can ask your medical professional about your state. If you don't fully understand your doctor, get him to clarify so you can better comprehend.
Weitz & Luxenberg supports the notion that all those who have participated in the American Armed orces should receive the services they deserve. This includes compensation for potentially fatal diseases, such as lung cancer.
If you or someone you love has developed mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos, we want to help. It's never too late for a free case evaluation. The form below initiates the process.
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