The team at Sammons & Berry, P.C. help get financial support for asbestos victims in California and throughout the United States. More than $30 billion dollars has been set aside in trusts for these individuals due to the fact that asbestos manufacturers hid the dangers of working closely with this toxic material. Our team specializes in helping those who were exposed to asbestos while working for the railroad industry get money for the time they spent around this toxic material.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a commercial and legal term referring to a class of minerals that naturally form long, thin, very strong fibers. Asbestos has been mined and used in many products worldwide, mostly during the 20th century. In the United States, mining asbestos has ended, but asbestos is still present in older homes and buildings and some products still contain it. Asbestos occurs in the environment, both naturally and from the breakdown or disposal of old asbestos products.
Disturbing asbestos minerals or other asbestos-containing materials can release tiny asbestos fibers, too small to see, into the air. Workers and others who breathed asbestos fibers over many years have developed asbestos-related diseases, including asbestosis, pleural disease, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Some of these diseases can be serious or even fatal.
5 Signs Asbestos Exposure Could Be Affecting Your Body
- Difficulty breathing. Most people with asbestos exposure have lung and respiratory problems
- caused by breathing in asbestos particles. If you are short of breath or hear a crackling sound when you breathe, this could be a sign of respiratory problems caused by asbestos.
- Chest pain or coughing. Many affected patients describe their cough as “dry” or “wheezing.” Consistent coughing and chest tightness could be signs you have scarring from asbestos in your lungs. Smoking can make symptoms worse, but asbestos exposure could be the root cause.
- Pleural plaques. Your doctor may find thicker areas on the lining of your lungs in a normal X-ray or CT scan. This is a standard sign you’ve been affected by asbestos exposure. If it’s been at least 10 years since you’ve been exposed, you should get scanned every 3-5 years for signs of plagues and thickening.
- Digestive problems. In addition to lung and throat problems, asbestos exposure can cause harm to other major organs and processes in the body. Symptoms such as weight loss, loss of appetite, difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain, and bowel problems have also been associated with asbestos-related diseases.
- Wider fingers or toes. Finger “clubbing” is a common sign of asbestosis exposure and related diseases, such as lung cancer and asbestosis, due to increased pressure behind the nails.
Our team helps get financial support for asbestos victims in Texas and other states. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get the money you deserve.
Can My Spouse Get Compensation for Secondhand Exposure?
If your spouse was employed by a railroad company and shows signs of asbestos exposure, you may qualify for asbestos trust fund compensation as a result of household asbestos exposure.
Many spouses were exposed at this time while handling the laundry for their significant other. In some cases, spouses of railroad workers actually may have more severe damage from their asbestos exposure because they worked in closed environments when touching the contaminated clothing worn by their asbestos worker spouse.
If you are married to someone who was employed by a railroad company before 1982 and have developed an asbestos-related disease, contact our law office today.
Free Asbestos Exposure Consultation in United States
At Sammons & Berry, P.C. we offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, so you can discuss the facts of your case without paying for anything upfront. Asbestos trusts claims do not require a lawsuit, depositions, or courtrooms. The process is simple and easy for the client and should not require any stressful legal confrontations for the client. The law firm handles all of the claims for the client, helping you maximize your compensation.
We do not accept any payments from our clients until they receive compensation. We charge on a contingent fee basis, which means you pay a percentage of what you get paid in your claim. If we are unable to collect anything for you, there is no cost to you.
Call (800) 519-1440 to speak with a Sammons and Berry, P.C. representative and start your journey towards compensation.
Wrongful Death Claims For Families of Asbestos Victims
If you have lost someone in your family due to the harmful exposure of asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation. If you can provide the work history and a death certificate for your loved one, our attorneys can help you file an asbestos claim. We understand how difficult this process can be, this is why we work with you every step of the way to help you get the money you deserve. Reach out to our team today to learn more about filing a claim for a family member.
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