Shortness of Breath May Be Enough To Qualify for Financial Compensation

If you worked with asbestos products or around asbestos dust you may qualify for compensation without even realizing it. Our law firm works with individuals who have dealt with significant exposure to this toxic material. The more time you spend working with or in close proximity to asbestos, the greater your risk of developing scarring or damage to your lungs becomes. 

Even if you have not been diagnosed with cancer or other asbestos-related diseases, we urge you to reach out to our law firm today. Some lasting effects of asbestos exposure include internal scarring and shortness of breath. We will work with you to get you seen by medical professionals who specialize in working with patients that have been exposed to asbestos. If there are any signs of damage to your lungs, you may qualify for financial compensation.

There is currently more than 30 billion dollars sitting in asbestos trust funds for individuals who worked around asbestos. We help you get your share without ever needing to file a lawsuit or enter a courtroom. You have nothing to lose, reach out to Sammons & Berry P.C. today to learn more about how we can help you get the money you deserve.

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“If you have asbestosis, you’re at increased risk of developing lung cancer.”

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Symptoms of Asbestosis

The number one symptom associated with asbestosis is shortness of breath. If you worked in an industry that exposed you to asbestos and have difficulty breathing, you should be seen by an asbestos specialist. 

Additional symptoms of asbestosis include:

  • Persistent dry cough.
  • Chest tightness or chest pain.
  • Weight loss from loss of appetite.
  • A dry, crackling sound in the lungs while breathing in.
  • Wider and rounder than normal fingertips and toes (clubbing)

What is Asbestosis?

Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers. Continued exposure to these fibers can lead to lung tissue scarring and shortness of breath. Asbestosis symptoms can range from mild to severe, and usually don’t appear until decades after prolonged exposure.

Asbestos is a natural mineral product that became a popular material for the development of many goods and structures for its resistance to heat and corrosion. Asbestos was frequently used in the past in railroad construction, military operations, and industrial manufacturing. 

Most individuals suffering from asbestosis acquired it on the job before the federal government began regulating the use of asbestos and asbestos products in the 1970s.

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Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.


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Factors That Increase Risk of Developing Asbestos-Related Disease

The amount of asbestos you were exposed to

While no amount of asbestos exposure is safe for individuals, the amount of asbestos you were exposed to does factor into your overall risk of developing an asbestos-related disease. For example, individuals who wore fire retardant clothing made of asbestos are at higher risk than individuals who were in proximity to this harmful material.

The length of time you were exposed to asbestos

The more time you spend working with or in close proximity to asbestos, the greater your risk of developing a harmful asbestos-related disease will become. If you worked near asbestos at any point in your life and have developed a related health condition, we can help you find the compensation you are qualified for. 

Type of asbestos fibers you were exposed to

The size, shape, and chemical composition of the asbestos fibers you were exposed to all play a role in the impact it will have on your health. Some fibers were smaller and easier to inhale, where they became trapped in the body, than others.

Individual factors

Those living with preexisting respiratory issues, or have a history of smoking are at higher risk for developing complications after exposure to asbestos.

Asbestos Non Cancer Claims FAQs

Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease that develops from inhaling microscopic asbestos fibers. Extended exposure to these fibers can lead to lung tissue scarring and shortness of breath. Asbestosis symptoms can range from mild to severe, and typically do not appear until several years after continued exposure.

No. Mesothelioma is just one of several health conditions that can result from exposure to asbestos. There are many different health problems, including shortness of breath, that can develop from exposure to this harmful material. If you have difficulties breathing or have developed another chronic health condition after working with asbestos, reach out to our team to learn more about your options for financial compensation.

Asbestos exposure has been linked to many different health conditions, including some cancers. Some of these health conditions and cancers can take decades to develop after exposure to asbestos. Whether you have cancer or another asbestos-related illness, you may be owed money. Contact us today to see if you qualify for any of the $30 billion dollars that has been set aside for victims of asbestos exposure.

Yes. If your health condition changes after filing for asbestos trust claims, you may now qualify for different trusts. We encourage you to reach out to us with information about the trusts you have received and any new health conditions that have developed since. Our team will work with you to determine if there are other trusts you qualify for.

The first signs of asbestos-related illness are the symptoms of related diseases. Most often, signs of asbestos exposure involve the lungs. While asbestos primarily leads to lung diseases it can also cause diseases in other parts of the body. The symptoms of those diseases primarily affect the throat, stomach and colon. Whether you are living with breathing difficulties or have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, our team can help you determine if there is compensation available for you.