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One cause of sarcoidosis disease is environmental pollution, which makes polluters culpable
If you are a resident or former resident of Marcus Hook, Pa., and have been diagnosed with sarcoidosis disease, you may be eligible to obtain financial compensation for your illness. Stop community pollution today. Obtain a free consultation with an environmental lawyer by filling out the simple communication form on this page.
January 14, 2010 - Sarcoidosis disease is a respiratory and dermatological illness brought on by an alteration in the body’s immune system. This can occur after regular exposure to toxic environmental agents, like air pollution.
Sarcoidosis disease is found throughout the world among all races with an average incidence of 16.5 cases in men and 19.0 in women per 100,000.
Sarcoidosis symptoms can include shortness of breath, a dry cough, skin rashes, or inflammation in the eye. But sarcoidosis is usually asymptomatic, which means there are often no outward signs of the illness.
The best way to diagnose lung sarcoidosis disease is to schedule an X-ray examination with your doctor.
Frequency of sarcoidosis disease
Sarcoidosis is most prevalent in Northern European countries, and the highest annual incidence of 60 cases per 100,000 is found in Sweden and Iceland.
In the United States, sarcoidosis disease is more common in people of African descent than Caucasians, with annual incidence reported as 35.5 and 10.9 per 100,000, respectively.
Prognosis of sarcoidosis disease
Sarcoidosis disease can remit spontaneously or become chronic, with exacerbations and remissions. In some patients, it can progress to pulmonary fibrosis and death.
Approximately half of the cases resolve or can be cured within 12 to 36 months, and most within 5 years. Some cases persist several decades. Where the heart is involved, the prognosis is poor.
Patients with sarcoidosis disease appear to be at significantly increased risk for cancer, in particular lung cancer and malignant lymphomas.
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The law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg has a solid track record protecting communities harmed by environmental pollution. Our environmental lawyers have the expertise and experience to defend residents against large companies that place more attention on profits than community health safety.
Weitz & Luxenberg recently secured a landmark settlement against some of the country's biggest oil companies for contaminating public drinking water supplies with a gasoline additive known as methyl butyl tertiary ether, or MTBE. Most of those defendants agreed to pay $423 million to settle suits involving the contamination of 153 public and private drinking water systems.
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