Those At Risk
Many types of jobs are associated with health hazards, and the lungs are among the most vulnerable parts of the body to airborne threats. Exposure to some substances can lead to occupational lung disease, and in some cases lung cancer. Occupations especially at risk include miners, farmers, asbestos handlers, printers, painters, flavoring specialists, sandblasters, cement and concrete finishers, bricklayers, welders, ironworkers, shipbuilders and those working with epoxy resins or isocyanates.
The tubes that carry air in and out of our lungs are called bronchi. The bronchi, along with the nasal passages, provide excellent protection against most natural irritants. Unfortunately, modernization and industrialization expose our pulmonary systems to many irritants that we simply are not equipped to process on our own which can lead to lung disease.
Symptoms of silicosis include any of the following: shortness of breath, lung disease, pulmonary problems, chronic or severe cough, chest pain, fatigue, fever, lack of appetite, cyanosis or blue skin, or tuberculosis. Chronic cases occur after long-term exposure of at least 10 years. Acute cases occur after short-term high exposure, which are usually a few weeks to five years. Accelerated cases occur after high exposure these cases can develop between five and 10 years.
Asbestos inhalation can cause asbestosis, a scarring of the lungs that leads to breathing problems and heart failure. Workers who manufacture or use asbestos products and have high exposures to asbestos are often affected with asbestosis lung disease.
What Can You Do?
If you think that you may have been exposed to any amount of respiratory irritant in any degree, no matter how long ago, see your doctor. No matter where you live, if you or someone you know has been diagnosed with any of these terrible lung diseases and you would like for us to provide a free evaluation of your potential legal claim, please call us today at 713-223-1234. We have the knowledge, experience and resources to help you. Or, if you prefer, email us and we will contact you right away. Call today.
There is no charge for the evaluation or initial consultation. If our review of your claim indicates that you are at risk for any of these diseases, we will arrange for you to have a FREE x-ray and medical screening. If you have a lung disease claim, you should speak with an aggressive attorney who knows how to pursue your rights in order to maximize your recovery for you lung disease claim.