What Are the Symptoms of Asbestosis?
Asbestosis is a lung disease which develops as a result of asbestos fibers scarring one’s lungs, preventing proper breathing and the ability to allow oxygen into one’s bloodstream. Asbestosis may also be referred to as pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial pneumonitis. According to recent studies, the mortality rate for diseases and cancers linked to asbestos exposure are anywhere from 12,000 to 15,000 people a year, solely in the United States.
Many people confuse mesothelioma and asbestosis, and while they are caused by the same issue, they are indeed quite different. Mesothelioma is more aggressive as it is cancerous, while asbestosis is not.
There are a number of symptoms which accompany the onset of asbestosis, including but not limited to:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain or tightness in the chest
- Appetite loss
- Nail deformities or enlarged fingertips
- Persistent dry cough
- Lack of energy and overall tiredness
Unfortunately, these symptoms don’t appear until several years, if not a couple of decades, after one’s exposure to asbestos. This makes treatment of this debilitating affliction somewhat of an uphill battle, leaving countless people devastated in more ways than one.
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Sufferers of asbestosis don’t have to face this challenge alone. Our dedicated New York personal injury attorneys of The Williams Law Firm, P.C. have the experience, tenacity, and skill necessary to advocate on your behalf until your case is resolved. We will work tirelessly to investigate the source of your asbestosis, in an effort to hold those who were negligent responsible for what they have caused. Allow us to be here for you throughout the entirety of this process.
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