When a person works closely with asbestos, they may inhale loose fibers which can travel through the body to the lining of the lungs. When these tiny, sharp pieces of asbestos lodge themselves in the body scar tissue begins to build up around the irritation. This can lead to serious problems for the victim including the development of asbestosis, a severe breathing disorder.
At Williams Hart, our team of Houston asbestosis lawyers is ready to help you and your loved ones fight for compensation if you have developed asbestosis as you were likely exposed due to the negligence of another party. Contact our offices at (888) 380-6376 for more information about your rights as a victim.
How Asbestosis May Affect You
As the lungs harden it may become more difficult for an individual to breathe deeply, and this can cause a variety of negative health effects. This is a sign that an individual may have developed asbestosis or a related disease because of asbestos exposure. Other symptoms frequently include:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Club fingers
Treatment for asbestosis is limited at this point and is primarily aimed at treating symptoms rather than curing the disorder. It is important to discuss your concerns with an experienced medical professional in order to determine whether or not you are suffering from asbestosis.
If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis as a result of your contact with asbestos in the workplace, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation. Contact the asbestosis attorneys of Williams Hart at (888) 380-6376 to speak to a knowledgeable legal representative about your potential case today.