Breathing in asbestos fibers can cause inflammation of the membranes surrounding the lungs and lining the chest cavity (pleurae). Inhalation of sufficient quantities of asbestos fibers over protracted periods can lead to serious health problems, including various cancers and severe respiratory conditions.
Although pleurisy can be caused by bacterial infections such as pneumonia, asbestos exposure is very likely to result in pleural inflammation as well. Asbestos-related pleurisy is characterized by swelling of the thin lining around the chest cavity and lungs, also known as the pleura, 10 to 30 years after initial exposure to asbestos.
Former industrial workers and veterans who have been wrongfully harmed as a result of asbestos manufacturers' negligence and family members of individuals who have died from asbestos-related cancer have the right to bring legal action against those responsible. We also help veterans obtain monetary compensation through VA claims for the consequences of asbestos exposure while on active duty.
Even people who were not directly involved in the manufacture and/or installation of asbestos-containing products could be at risk. Family members of laborers who worked in asbestos-related industries may be exposed to harmful fibers tracked into the home on shoes, clothing, hair, and skin.
At Atraxia Law, we help those who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer. Once you have contacted us, we will work tirelessly to find out which company and products exposed you to asbestos, and our extensive experience can be invaluable when we are recovering the compensation you are entitled to.
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