Histoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by breathing in spores of a fungus called Histoplasma capsulatum. The disease can range in severity from symptom-free to minor self-limited to fatal consequences. Owing to their resemblance in clinical presentation, histoplasmosis and asbestos-related lung disorders such as asbestosis, pleural mesothelioma, and lung cancer are often difficult to differentiate.
Visiting a specialist in asbestos-related diseases to receive a second opinion can help confirm you’ve chosen the best option or prevent you from undergoing the wrong treatment. It may also lead to recovering the amount of financial compensation you are eligible to. Asbestos-related diseases are diagnosed based on clinical features, quantitative estimates of asbestos exposure, and chest radiology. In order to diagnose an asbestos-related pulmonary condition, a doctor will likely ask patients about their symptoms and about their jobs, to determine the extent of their asbestos exposure.
If you are a veteran or a former industrial/blue-collar worker suffering from histoplasmosis and also have asbestos fibers present in the lungs, our skilled legal team is here to help you recover the compensation you rightfully deserve from:
Veterans who are diagnosed with histoplasmosis as a result of exposure to asbestos while on active duty, may also be eligible for VA claims.
If you are diagnosed with histoplasmosis and have a work history that states that you worked in an industrial facility or in the military, contact us as you might be eligible for compensation.
Between 1930 and 1980, thousands of workers have been exposed to asbestos, especially miners, factory workers, railroad and automotive workers, shipbuilders, construction workers, and active components of the military services. Wives who washed their husband’s dusty overalls and children who simply greeted their father as they came home unknowingly received exposure to high levels of asbestos fibers that could subsequently cause them life-threatening conditions. Employers' responsibility for asbestos exposure will continue to be an evolving issue, which is why your first step toward getting the compensation you deserve is to discuss your situation with one of our specialist legal advisers.
To become eligible for an asbestos claim, you need to support your claim with evidence, such as proof of your work history, medical documents pertaining to your diagnosis, and also to connect the illness to the asbestos-containing products that were manufactured by the at-fault company. Companies that produced asbestos-laden materials are wholly responsible for the exposure.
Time is the number one factor for asbestos claims and since there is a time limit, you are urged to act quickly after a diagnosis. Because symptoms generally don’t show up until many years after the first exposure took place, this has resulted in the law providing specific, additional guidelines to the deadlines for filing an asbestos claim. Most statutes of limitations for asbestos claims fall within one to three years, but some can reach up to six years.
Treatment of asbestos-related conditions is not only physically, mentally, and emotionally draining, but can also place a major financial burden on patients and caregivers. Because these diseases develop most often due to the negligence of companies well-aware of the danger of asbestos, there are financial benefits for those who were unknowingly and unfairly exposed and are diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease.
Because it can take anywhere from ten years to five decades for asbestos to cause damage which results in serious diseases and cancers, asbestos claims can be difficult and hard to navigate without legal help. Another challenging aspect of asbestos-related claims is proving that a party knew for decades that their products contained harmful asbestos and failed to properly warn workers and address the issue. Thereby, anyone diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease must contact a legal practitioner who deals solely with asbestos claims. Call Atraxia Law today, and our skilled legal practitioners can help you determine the negligence of asbestos companies.
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