Asbestos Health Hazard Information
Asbestosis, a chronic (noncancerous) health hazard:
Chronic inhalation exposure to asbestos in humans can lead to a lung disease called asbestosis, which is a diffuse fibrous scarring of the lungs.
Symptoms of asbestosis include shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, and coughing. Asbestosis is a progressive disease, i.e., the severity of symptoms tends to increase with time, even after the exposure has stopped.
In severe cases, this disease can lead to death, due to impairment of respiratory function.
Other effects from asbestos exposure via inhalation in humans include pulmonary hypertension and immunological effects.
Sadly, the dangers of asbestos exposure are all-too familiar to the attorneys in the Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. Asbestos Litigation unit.
We are 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 or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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