The team at Sammons & Berry, P.C. help get financial support for asbestos victims in Texas. We work to help those who were exposed to asbestos while working in the railroad industry get money for the time they spent around this toxic material.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring minerals that are resistant to heat and corrosion. Asbestos has been used in products, such as insulation for pipes (steam lines for example), floor tiles, building materials, and in vehicle brakes and clutches. Asbestos includes the mineral fibers chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite, actinolite and any of these materials that have been chemically treated or altered. Heavy exposures tend to occur in the construction industry and in ship repair, particularly during the removal of asbestos materials due to renovation, repairs, or demolition. Workers are also likely to be exposed during the manufacture of asbestos products (such as textiles, friction products, insulation, and other building materials) and during automotive brake and clutch repair work.
What are the hazards of asbestos?
Asbestos is well recognized as a health hazard and its use is now highly regulated by both OSHA and EPA. Asbestos fibers associated with these health risks are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Breathing asbestos fibers can cause a buildup of scar-like tissue in the lungs called asbestosis and result in loss of lung function that often progresses to disability and death. Asbestos also causes cancer of the lung and other diseases such as mesothelioma of the pleura which is a fatal malignant tumor of the membrane lining the cavity of the lung or stomach. Epidemiologic evidence has increasingly shown that all asbestos fiber types, including the most commonly used form of asbestos, chrysotile, causes mesothelioma in humans.
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.
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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