Asbestos exposure can be the culprit behind numerous awful diseases. Before deciding to file a claim for asbestos exposure, however, you need to have a correct diagnosis, as this will make the process of preparing your claim significantly easier for your attorney.
Misdiagnosis is a very common occurrence among victims of asbestos exposure, as the symptoms of the pulmonary diseases exposure can cause are very similar and, thereby, you may not receive the right diagnosis upon your first medical appointment.
For this reason, we strongly advise you to seek a second and even a third opinion from different medical specialists. Not only will this provide you with the correct diagnosis and grant you access to the treatment you need, but it will also play a crucial role in preparing your asbestos claim.
For instance, many people who have a history of asbestos exposure are initially diagnosed with a common lung condition such as pneumonia or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, when, in fact, they have lung cancer or even mesothelioma. This is dangerous not only for the legal process, but for the future of your health and wellbeing as well. We recommend you visit a medical expert who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases caused by asbestos exposure, as they have the necessary knowledge and experience to assign you a correct diagnosis.
Lastly, you should know that the compensation you will receive as a victim of asbestos exposure highly depends on your diagnosis, as people with cancer will obtain the largest sum of money, since their diseases are very serious and because they are often in urgent need of finances.
On the other hand, if you struggle with a non-malignant lung disease caused by asbestos exposure, the compensation you will receive will not be as large, since the people who decide the sum of money you will obtain prioritize cancer patients. Therefore, if your first diagnosis is one of the following diseases and conditions and you were exposed to asbestos, please visit another medical specialist so that you can make sure you have the correct diagnosis:
If you receive another diagnosis, such as lung cancer or mesothelioma, please contact the expert team of Atraxia Law to find out whether you are eligible for filing a claim for asbestos exposure. In the vast majority of cases, people with these diagnoses qualify for compensation, since their diseases are clearly the consequence of asbestos exposure.
We will thoroughly assess your situation, along with your documents, to eventually let you know if you are eligible for compensation. Seeking compensation as a victim of asbestos exposure is extremely important, as not only will it provide you with the money you need for your healthcare and treatment, but the act of filing a claim will also hold the responsible companies liable for negligence.
The team of professionals at Atraxia Law has over 35 years of experience in evaluating personal injury and product liability claims and is ready to help you find out whether you are eligible for filing a claim for asbestos exposure. If you have a diagnosis that may be related to occupational, military, or secondary asbestos exposure, we advise you to contact our experts as soon as possible, as asbestos claims have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in most states. If it is exceeded, you will no longer qualify for compensation.
All you have to do is send us your employment or military records and your medical records and we will eventually tell you with certainty if you can file a claim for asbestos exposure. If you are eligible, we will recommend you a top toxic exposure lawyer who will further help you with the legal process while you can continue focusing on your health and treatment.