If you or a family member suffers from mesothelioma or asbestosis, a form of lung cancer or damage related to exposure to asbestos, you should contact Bailey & Galeyn immediately to learn about your rights and the possible availability of compensation for you and your family. From the 1940s to the present, millions of people have been exposed to asbestos dust. Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases show no symptoms for decades (it is not uncommon for symptoms to appear 20-50 years after exposure). For that reason, it is necessary to receive annual check-ups and inform your doctor that you have been exposed to asbestos.
From the 1940’s until today, millions of people have been exposed to asbestos dust. Unfortunately, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases do not show symptoms for decades (it is not uncommon for symptoms to appear 20-50 years after exposure). For that reason, you need to receive annual check-ups and inform your doctor that you may have been exposed to asbestos.
What is Mesothelioma or Asbestosis?
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by the exposition of asbestos dust or asbestos particles. Normally, the cancer is in the chest, abdomen or lungs.
Asbestosis is a lung disease associated with the exposure of asbestos dust or asbestos particles.
Signs of asbestosis or mesothelioma include shortness of breath and other respiratory diseases. If you have been exposed to asbestos, in direct contact at work, or a family member who may have carried asbestos dust in your home and had exposure to asbestos, you should seek a medical appointment and inform your doctor that You may have been exposed to asbestos dust.
What jobs may have been exposed to asbestos?
There are many occupations that could have exposed, or a member of the family, to asbestos. Some of the most common occupations include the following:
- Workers in the shipbuilding trade
- Asbestos miners (People dedicated to asbestos mining)
- Workers in factories that make asbestos or asbestos products
- The construction and construction workers who manage the insulation
- Plumbers and electricians who were exposed to asbestos, including the isolation of asbestos pipes
- Automotive mechanics engaged in brake repair
- The workers of democlición
- Gypsum removers
- Workers of the construction of the floor of the oldest buildings
- Floor removers or renovators for construction
These are just some of the workers who may have been exposed to asbestos dust and possibly exposed their families to asbestos dust.
How can I recognize the symptoms of mesothelioma or asbestosis?
The symptoms of mesothelioma or asbestosis are difficult to describe since they affect people differently. On the other hand, it is not uncommon for symptoms to appear 20-50 years later, after exposure to asbestos dust particles or asbestos.
Although symptoms may be delayed and may vary between individuals, some of the most common symptoms may include one or more of the following:
- Difficulty breathing
- A persistent cough
- Pain in the chest and/or abdominal
- Bowel problems
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pneumonia or fluid in the lungs
- Significant weight loss and loss of appetite
- The difficulty swallowing
- Change of voice
- Anemia of hypoxia
- Palpitations of the heart
As you can see, many of these symptoms can be confused with other causes, such as cold, pneumonia, bronchitis, etc. For that reason, if you have been exposed to asbestos, you should consult a doctor who is familiar with mesothelioma and asbestosis and inform you of your possible exposure to asbestos dust, so that appropriate tests can be performed.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis, a form of lung cancer or damage related to asbestos exposure, contact Bailey & Galeyn for an immediate free consultation. You may possibly be entitled to compensation for you and your family.
The tests for mesothelioma or asbestosis?
If you have told your doctor about your history and possible exposure to asbestos dust, then your doctor should order an x-ray to determine if there is a possibility of mesothelioma (lung cancer) from your exposure to dust. asbestos or asbestos particles.
After examining the X-ray, the doctor will determine if additional tests should be performed. If the doctor determines that the additional tests are not justified by the results of your X-rays, then it is likely that you are not showing signs of mesothelioma. But, if you are not sure about your doctor’s diagnosis, or if your doctor seems undecided about your diagnosis, have your x-rays sent or another doctor and request a second opinion.
If your doctor determines that you have mesothelioma or asbestosis, the diagnosis may be your right to compensation. You should call an experienced lawyer who is familiar with mesothelioma and asbestosis to discover your rights and the process for obtaining compensation for you and your family.
Contact an experienced lawyer with mesothelioma and asbestosis
We have experienced many personal injury claims, including claims of mesothelioma and asbestosis arising from exposure to asbestos. We will be happy to offer you a free and confidential consultation to discuss your claim, the legal process and answer your questions. We take all the cases in the contingency, which means that there is never a fee until we recover a settlement in their favor. Please, send us an email and we will get in touch with you. Time is important, so please call today. You and your family need to understand your rights and the availability of compensation. We can help.
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