Asbestosis is a lung disease caused by asbestos exposure. It is not cancerous, but it can be fatal. The majority of asbestos-related illnesses affect the lungs and the lung area because the most common way for asbestos fiber to enter the body is through inhalation. Like mesothelioma, asbestosis typically does not produce symptoms until 20 to 50 years after asbestos exposure. If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis you may be entitled to compensation. Our Georgia mesothelioma attorneys can help.
Asbestosis is progressive scarring of the lungs. It is a type of pulmonary fibrosis. If you are diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and believe you have a history of asbestos exposure, talk to your doctor about a more definitive diagnosis. The correct diagnosis is very important to your case.
In asbestosis, the tiny, sharp asbestos fibers irritate the lung tissue and cause inflammation. Over time, scar tissue forms in the lungs. This is progressive. As more and more scar tissue is formed it becomes more and more difficult to breathe. The scar tissue also reduces your lungs’ ability to exchange gases. Your body is robbed of oxygen, causing the heart to work harder in an effort to compensate.
If you or a loved one has mesothelioma or any asbestos-related illness, please call or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if our Georgia mesothelioma attorneys agree to handle your mesothelioma claim, they will work on a contingent fee basis, which means they only get paid for their services if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before the expiration of the statute of limitations. Please call our Georgia mesothelioma attorneys right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.