Asbestos exposure has been linked to many life threatening illnesses including mesothelioma, lung cancer, throat cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and colon cancer. These cancers can take decades to develop after exposure to asbestos.
While all of these cancers have been linked to asbestos exposure, you do not need a cancer diagnosis in order to gain compensation from an asbestos trust fund. Our law firm has helped many individuals collect compensation as a result of asbestosis. You may be unaware of the fact that you have this disease, making it important to have routine health exams.
If you were employed by a railroad company prior to 1982 and have difficulty breathing, a persistent cough, or chest pain, we want to hear from you. Our attorneys will evaluate your medical and work history to determine which asbestos trust funds you qualify for. Once we have collected your information we can apply to these trusts on your behalf, making it simple for you and your family to get the money you deserve.
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.
Symptoms of Asbestosis
The main 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)
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.