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.
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. If you were diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer we can help you file an asbestos claim.
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