Asbestos and Pleural Plaques: You have a right to file a lawsuit if you have lung disease.
Breathing lower levels of asbestos may result in changes called plaques in the pleural membranes, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Pleural plaques can occur in workers whose jobs involve asbestos exposure, including carpenters, boilertenders and inspectors, plumbers, construction workers and builders.
Effects on breathing from pleural plaques alone are not usually serious, but higher exposure can lead to a thickening of the pleural membrane that may restrict breathing.
A thorough history, physical exam, and diagnostic tests are needed to evaluate asbestos-related disease.
Chest x-rays are the best screening tool to identify lung changes resulting from asbestos exposure.
Lung function tests and CAT scans also assist in the diagnosis of asbestos-related disease.
Many who have lived or worked in New York have come forward to say exposure to asbestos caused pleural plaques. An asbestos lawyer from our firm can help you seek compensation money if you were exposed to asbestos and now experience medical issues.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country. 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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