Pneumonitis is an inflammatory lung condition which is caused by repeated exposure to one or more environmental substances through inhalation. It can also appear as a result of the inflammation produced by asbestos fibers in the lungs.
Asbestos-related conditions are caused by the inhalation of the microscopic asbestos fibers, which accumulate in the lungs, causing irreversible damage over time. Between the 1950s and 1980s, when asbestos use was at its height, employees would work all day in toxic environments, then would return home to their families covered in asbestos dust and unwittingly expose them to the hazardous mineral. Deadly asbestos dust and fibers would often cover workers’ clothes, hair, and skin.
Asbestos-related pulmonary conditions are easy to misdiagnose because their symptoms are similar to other, less severe respiratory conditions. Over time, pneumonitis can cause scarring of the lung tissue, also known as asbestosis. Because extending the life expectancy of a person with asbestosis depends in large part on early detection, it is vital that patients understand their symptoms and seek medical attention as soon as they are detected. In order to obtain an accurate diagnosis, we recommend you seek a second and even third opinion from a doctor with specialized knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of asbestos lung diseases.
If you have an occupational history that states that you worked in an industrial facility, or in the military, it is likely that you have developed an asbestos-related illness for which you can claim compensation. We are here to help you navigate through this process and facilitate the recovery of your financial compensation.
If you or your loved one has received a diagnosis of pneumonitis which is the result of working a job involving asbestos exposure, see whether you are eligible for compensation from manufacturers of asbestos-containing products. You need to support your claim with evidence, such as proof of your work history, medical documents pertaining to your diagnosis, and evidence of asbestos exposure.
In order to successfully file a claim, the victim must prove that he/she:
Our case managers can conduct research into your situation to determine:
If you are a veteran, regardless of which military branch you served in, you and your family members are eligible for compensation from the liable companies, as well as from the VA.
We have an in-depth level of knowledge of all aspects of these cases, including how to investigate and collect the evidence needed. We will gather information about your history of asbestos exposure to determine who is responsible for your condition and we will determine the best way to pursue compensation. Our legal experts have gone through this process many times; we know what to expect and what we need to do to try to improve our chances of success. We will help you with your claim even if:
If you are a former industrial worker or military veteran whose job exposed you to airborne asbestos fibers over a period of many years, we urge you to see a family physician or specialist immediately, then contact Atraxia Law soon after to start the legal process.
Because we know how devastating an asbestos-related diagnosis can be for patients and their families, we make it our mission to take care of our clients and provide quality legal care that can maximize the benefits they need, so they can focus on what matters most - their health.
For those that are unsure if they have grounds to file a claim, we also offer a 100% free initial case review - which allows potential clients to submit their information to our case managers, who will then review the details and determine if a claim can be filed.
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