Although lung nodules can appear as a result of numerous factors, including an enlarged lymph node, a genetic predisposition, and pulmonary inflammation caused by prior infections, they can also result from lung tissue scarring caused by inhaling asbestos fibers.
Lung nodules, also called pulmonary nodules, are small growths that form from lung tissue inside the lung. These small nodules look like coins or spots on chest X-rays, computerized tomography scans, and other medical imaging. Although they do not cause any symptoms, doctors look for them during annual screenings, which are recommended for people with a history of occupational exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos can cause lung nodules which may exhibit themselves as lung cancer. Because it is able of detecting nodules as small as 1-mm in diameter, chest CT is especially effective for diagnosing lung cancer at its earliest stages when it is most treatable.
The risk of a lung nodule being cancerous is higher if asbestos exposure occurred, which is why we strongly recommend you seek a second medical opinion from a specialist in asbestos-related diseases as this can help you receive an accurate diagnosis, and also to recover the rightful amount of compensation. If you have been working in industrial, blue-collar, or military jobs during the 20th century and nodules have been found in your lungs, you are eligible to receive compensation for your physical pain, emotional distress, lost wages, medical costs, and loss of quality of life.
Many companies facing asbestos-related liability claims have chosen to file for bankruptcy and set up trust funds to compensate victims. To request financial compensation from an asbestos trust fund, you must provide documentation of your diagnosis and asbestos exposure history. This is similar to the evidence we would help you gather for a claim against the companies responsible for exposing you to asbestos and have no trust fund established. Additionally, veterans exposed to asbestos while on active duty have a right to file a VA claim seeking compensation.
If you have a work history that states that you worked in an industrial facility, or in the military, our team of experts can help you:
Due to a phenomenon known as secondhand asbestos exposure, women and children have also been exposed to asbestos as a result of their husband's or father's occupational exposure. Secondary asbestos exposure claims include claims filed by the families of asbestos workers including carpenters, mechanics, millwrights, boilermakers, insulators, pipefitters, shipbuilders, refinery workers, asbestos abatement workers, maintenance workers, and other workers exposed to asbestos fibers and dust that were brought home on their clothes, who have an asbestos-related illness.
Like all other legal sectors, asbestos-related claims are bound by statutes of limitations which vary by state, thus, it is extremely important, not only to get medical help immediately but to contact a legal practitioner with asbestos litigation experience, knowledge, and resources to pursue your legal remedies and to get you the compensation you deserve.
At Atraxia Law, we strongly believe that asbestos victims should be able to take legal advice about a potential compensation claim. Keeping that in mind, we work on a contingency fee basis. What that means is that we do not charge you for our services unless we obtain a monetary compensation for you. Every case is unique, which is why we take the time to talk to our clients and understand the details of their situation. This is the only way to ensure they receive as much compensation as possible.
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