Our team of attorneys is currently investigating claims that exposure to asbestos causes asbestosis.
What We Know About Asbestosis
Asbestos is a mineral found in nature. Asbestos is resistant to heat, so it was often used in insulation, brakes, shingles, and flooring.
Symptoms of asbestosis typically don’t occur until 10 to 40 years after exposure to asbestos. Asbestosis symptoms can include:
- Shortness of breath
- A persistent, dry cough
- Chest tightness or pain
- Dry and crackling sounds in the lungs during inhalation
- Fingertips and toes that appear wider and rounder than usual (clubbing)
Professions where workers may be exposed to asbestos include the following:
- Asbestos miners
- Aircraft and auto mechanics
- Boiler operators
- Building construction workers
- Railroad workers
- Refinery and mill workers
- Shipyard workers
Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, and Lung Cancer
Asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer are all different conditions.
Asbestosis and mesothelioma are both likely caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers. The difference is that asbestosis is a non-cancerous lung disease; while mesothelioma is a cancer of the inner lining of several potential body parts (e.g., lungs, abdomen, etc.).
Asbestosis and lung cancer are both lung diseases. The difference is that asbestosis is caused by a buildup of airborne fibers getting trapped in the lungs, irritating and scarring the lung tissue; while lung cancer is a disease in which lung cells grow out of control.
Recoverable Compensation in an Asbestosis Lawsuit
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestosis, then you may be eligible to participate in a lawsuit against manufacturers and sellers of products that contained asbestos. If you hire ASK LLP, we will seek the following damages for you:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Past and future wage loss
- Past and future loss of earning capacity
- Past and future loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages, if justified
CALL TODAY! If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis, you might be entitled to compensation. Call ASK LLP at (877) RING ASK (877-746-4275) for a free case evaluation.
Why You Should Choose ASK LLP
When you get diagnosed with asbestosis, you might not know what to do. After all, you might not have worked around asbestos for decades and might not even know who to hold accountable. We are here to help. Our experienced legal team has a strong track record of fighting—and winning—against large manufacturers. We have already successfully represented more than 15,000 clients. If you hire us, know that we will fight tirelessly to get you the best possible result.
Were you diagnosed with asbestosis?
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