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Asbestosis

Have you been exposed to asbestos at your place of work or school?

Asbestosis is a lung disease resulting from prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers. This disease develops when asbestos fibers are inhaled and cause scarring in the lungs, leading to difficulty breathing and decreased lung function over time.

Asbestos fibers have been used for its fireproofing and insulation for thousands of years, and asbestos products were regularly used in industry until the late 1970s. While it is very effective at resisting fire and heat, asbestos can be harmful or deadly to people who are exposed to its fibers.

Symptoms of asbestosis may include shortness of breath, persistent cough, chest pain, and fatigue. Asbestosis is a progressive disease and can lead to severe respiratory problems and even death in some cases. Symptoms may take decades to emerge, so it is important for those who worked with asbestos decades ago to seek a consultation with a physician as soon as possible.

Nowadays, we are fully aware of the life-threatening consequences of asbestos. Unfortunately, there is no cure, but treatment options may include medication, oxygen therapy, and pulmonary rehabilitation to manage symptoms and improve quality of life. If you have a history of asbestos exposure or are experiencing symptoms of asbestosis, it is important to seek medical attention and speak with one of our qualified attorneys to explore your legal rights for compensation and support.

Industrial companies retain significant legal resources to defend themselves. The lawyers at U&C are here to level the playing field for victims of asbestos exposure who have suffered serious illness or wrongful death.

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