Our lawyers can help you file an asbestosis claim if your asbestos exposure
occurred in New York or New Jersey.
Read on for asbestosis health care tips.
Was your asbestosis
diagnosis due to working or living in New York or New Jersey? Our lawyers may be able to
help. No cure exists for asbestosis, but taking care of yourself can help you
maintain a more comfortable life. Some self-care tips and techniques follow.
Stay away from smoke and smokers. If you smoke, now would be a good time to
quit. Smoking can increase the rate of disease progression, and it also
increases the risk of lung
cancer. Even if you have been smoking for years—or you already have lung
disease—quitting smoking now will greatly improve your health. The tracheal
cilia will begin working again and help keep your lungs swept clean. The blood
vessels will relax, allowing the blood to flow normally, so your heart will no
longer have to work as hard. The lung tissue will become healthier and you will
A structured program has a good chance of successfully helping smokers quit
the habit. Recent trials using the nicotine patch and
antidepressants have been shown to be moreeffective than counseling in helping
Participate in respiratory therapies (such as bronchial drainage) as
recommended by your doctor. Your doctor might recommend using an ultrasonic mist
humidifier that assists inclearing secretions from the lungs. Respiratory
treatments that remove secretions from thelung through postural drainage might
also be used.
Proper training and adherence to decontamination techniques can minimize the
risk of infection associated with respiratory therapy devices. Clean all
reusable respiratory therapy equipment such as ventilator circuitry,nebulizers,
aerosol tubing, and peak flow meters twice weekly. Consult your provider about
cleansing routines for respiratory equipment.
Many people have come forward to say their work environment led to a
diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, our asbestos lawyers may be able to help you
receive compensation for your health problems.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most
legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country,
winning many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements along the
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
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
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