There is currently more than $30 billion dollars sitting in asbestos trust fund claims for victims that have developed asbestos related diseases. Our law firm works with victims of asbestos exposure to get them the money they deserve without filing a lawsuit against their former employers or having to go to court. If you were employed by a railroad company prior to 1982 and have since been diagnosed with an asbestos related illness, contact our law firm today.
What Are the Symptoms of Asbestos Exposure?
You might not notice any symptoms until years after you were exposed to asbestos. In general, it could bring on signs like:
- Feeling like you can’t get enough air
- Wheezing or hoarseness
- A lingering cough that gradually gets worse
- Coughing up blood
- Pain or tightness in your chest
- Trouble swallowing
- Swelling in your neck or face
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
These can also be symptoms of many other conditions. So get checked by your doctor so they can find out what’s going on with you.
If you think you’ve been exposed to asbestos at some point, talk to your doctor about it, whether you’re having symptoms or not.
What Health Problems Can Asbestos Cause?
If you breathe in the fibers over long periods of time, you increase your risk for diseases like lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Smokers are even more affected. That’s because cigarette smoke irritates lung passages. This makes it harder for the lungs to remove asbestos fibers.
Mesothelioma. If you’ve worked with the substance, shared a home with someone who has, or lived close to an asbestos mine, see your doctor if you have trouble breathing or believe it’s affected your health.
They can do a chest X-ray or a pulmonary function test to see how much air your lungs can hold. A CT scan or biopsy might help them determine whether you have mesothelioma. That’s a type of cancer that affects the lining that covers the lungs, chest or abdomen. An early warning sign is fluid buildup around the lungs. Other symptoms include pain around the rib cage, problems breathing, a cough, pain or lumps in the belly, fatigue, and constipation.
People who have this kind of rare cancer were typically exposed to asbestos at work or lived with someone who was. It can take up to 20 years for symptoms to show up. Treatment may include surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy.
Asbestosis. This is a condition that affects the lungs. It can cause cough, shortness of breath, and even permanent lung damage. Symptoms might also include chest pain, and fingernails and toenails that look oddly wide or round. Like mesothelioma, it doesn’t usually occur until years after a person has breathed in asbestos fibers on a regular basis.
There’s no way to heal the damage asbestos causes to the small sacs (alveoli) of the lungs. But your doctor will help you manage your symptoms. They may prescribe oxygen to help you breathe. If you have severe symptoms, you may even be placed on a lung transplant list. People with asbestosis are more likely to develop lung cancer.
In addition to Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, and lung cancer, asbestos exposure has been linked to throat cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and colon cancer.
How can an attorney help me file a trust fund?
For decades, our experienced asbestos trust fund attorneys have been working with asbestos victims to recover compensation. Our team has simplified the process of applying for as many trusts as you qualify for to take the stress off of you, while maximizing compensation.
We will help you navigate the process of filing for these claims and handle all of the paperwork to make it as simple as possible. We only accept payment if we are able to get you a financial recovery.
Our team is dedicated to getting Money For Asbestos Exposure Victims in Nevada and throughout the country.
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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