Help for Veterans: Stockton Clinic
The Contact information for Stockton Clinic is 500 W Hospital Rd French Camp,
CA 95231 Phone: (209) 946-3400. The Clinic provides healthcare services to
Learn more about the dangers of asbestos exposure and
decide if you should be tested. First off, there are some questions one should
ask to figure out if asbestos exposure is an issue. Some questions to ask
include: Do you think you have had prolonged exposure to asbestos? Are you an
immediate family member of someone who has worked in asbestos-related
industries? Have you worked somewhere where asbestos insulation was used? Is it
possible your exposure to asbestos was in the form of a "burst exposure" (a very
heavy concentration) to asbestos for short periods of time? If any of your
answers to these questions were affirmative, you may wish to discuss this with
your health-care provider.
Four specific diseases are associated with
asbestos exposure: lung cancer, asbestosis (a
serious, chronic, non cancerous fibrous hardening and scarring of the lungs), mesothelioma
(a cancer of the thin membranes lining the thoracic and abdominal cavities and
surrounding internal organs), and pleural plaque and thickening (scarring of the
lining of the lung). The most commonly known symptoms of asbestos-related
diseases are coughing, coughing blood, shortness of breath, chest pain and
weight loss. Unfortunately, these warning signs of asbestos exposure can appear
up to 25 years after primary exposure. Annual or even semi-annual asbestos
detection tests are recommended.
If you don't understand your doctor's
explanation, get him or her to explain it in a way that you can understand. It
is important that the other testing is an x-ray (side and front view of your
chest.) Further tests may include a pulmonary function test, blood work, a CT
scan and/or biopsy. Doctors sometimes speak a language unintelligible to the
layman. All people who have participated in the U.S. Armed Forces should receive
the benefits they deserve. Weitz & Luxenberg is committed to making this
happen. This includes compensation for potentially fatal diseases that are
caused by exposure to asbestos, such as mesothelioma.
Coping with lung cancer can be daunting. Weitz & Luxenberg can help
alleviate some of the worry by providing you with a free case evaluation. Your
first step is to fill out the form below.
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