In the United States, there are nearly 9 million people who struggle with chronic bronchitis. This pulmonary condition entails the long-term inflammation of the bronchi, which are the large air passages that connect the windpipe to the lungs. While the condition can have numerous causes, such as tobacco smoking, a few medical studies found a causal relation between chronic bronchitis and asbestos exposure. However, it is not clear whether the condition is directly the result of asbestos exposure or if asbestos exposure worsens it. Nonetheless, if you have this diagnosis and a history of asbestos exposure, we strongly advise you to seek medical attention to find out if the two have a link. If they do, you may be eligible for compensation from the companies that exposed you to asbestos, as well as from the VA, if you are a veteran.
Because misdiagnosis is so prevalent among victims of asbestos exposure, the first aspect you need to take care of if you have a diagnosis of chronic bronchitis and were exposed to asbestos is to seek a second and even a third opinion from different medical specialists, as you may be actually suffering from another, more serious lung disease. Your doctor will examine your lungs for the presence of asbestos fibers, which usually indicate the occurrence of a related disease. In addition to having a correct diagnosis, you will have to meet the following eligibility requirements in order to qualify for filing a claim for asbestos exposure:
The statute of limitations plays a crucial role in your asbestos claim eligibility, as there is a certain timeframe within which you can file your claim. While the majority of states have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of your correct diagnosis, some have a shorter one, which is why it is crucial to contact the team of experts at Atraxia Law as soon as you receive your diagnosis.
We will carefully evaluate your case to eventually let you know whether you are eligible for filing a claim for asbestos exposure. If you are, we will promptly recommend you a lawyer whose main area of practice is toxic exposure so that you can benefit from the money you deserve for your suffering.
Our team of professionals has over 35 years of experience in evaluating personal injury and product liability claims and is here to help you find out whether you qualify for compensation as a victim of asbestos exposure. The only documents we will need from you are your employment or military records, as well as your medical records, which we will thoroughly assess to determine your eligibility.
Although this process is complex, it will require minimal involvement on your part, as we are aware that people injured by asbestos exposure are usually in a lot of physical and emotional pain. Once we deem you eligible, you can proceed with the legal process with the help of a specialized attorney, who we will guide you to.
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