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Asbestosis is a respiratory disease contracted from exposure to asbestos
fibers. Accumulation of these fibers causes scarring of lung tissue, which
results in shortness of breath, chest pain, and coughing. When the body
absorbs asbestos fibers, they embed deep inside the lungs, causing the
tissue to scar and harden, which interferes with their ability to expand
and contract. Victims of
asbestos exposure find it difficult to breath and often require supplemental oxygen therapy
as the symptoms progress.
Call (877) 958-7920 if you have been diagnosed with asbestosis. Shrader
& Associates L.L.P. is here to help victims pursue justice and compensation.
What Are the Symptoms of Asbestosis?
Symptoms for victims of this disease may range from mild to severe and
typically appear 20 to 40 years after initial asbestos exposure. The length
and amount of exposure are directly related to the severity of this disease.
There is no safe amount of asbestos exposure and any inhalation can cause
irreparable damage to the lungs and other vital organs.
Studies in humans have demonstrated that exposure to asbestos causes respiratory-tract cancer,
peritoneal mesothelioma and other cancers. The party responsible for your exposure should be held
liable for your damages, and our asbestos attorneys can help.
How Asbestos Entered the U.S.
Asbestosis is typically attributed to occupational exposure to asbestos
fibers. Its unique properties of resistance to chemicals, heat, and electricity
makes this mineral an attractive source of insulation for many industries.
Archeologists all over the world have documented the
mineral’s history with finds of asbestos being used for purposes ranging from manufacturing
lamp wicks to cremation clothing. In 1896 the first asbestos textile mill
was built in the United States. Demand for this mineral increased dramatically
in the United States from 1900 to the early 1970s. According to the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National
Toxicalogy Program, 2005, asbestos was produced in Arizona, California,
North Carolina, and Vermont up until the 1970s, with the last mine being
closed as recent as 2002.
Commercial uses of asbestos can be found in nearly every manufacturing
sector and have contributed to one of the deadliest occupational hazards
known to man. Workers at risk of asbestosis are usually involved in mining,
manufacturing, milling, installing and removing of asbestos products prior
to the late 1970’s. The true tragedy of this disease is often found
in the homes of these workers where relatives who never worked around
this dangerous mineral have contracted asbestosis due to second hand exposure.
Here to Help You Obtain Medical Assistance & Financial Support
No cure currently exists for asbestosis. The first step is to remove yourself
from any further asbestos exposure and seek medical treatment. If you
or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos or diagnosed with asbestosis
or any other asbestos-related disease, please contact the asbestosis attorneys
at Shrader & Associates L.L.P. for a complimentary case evaluation.
You have rights and deserve to know the facts! Call (877) 958-7920 today.