For decades, asbestos fibers polluted the air that railroad employees worked in throughout the United States. Unfortunately, the risks of asbestos exposure were also hidden from these employees, putting them at risk of developing asbestos related diseases.
If you were one of the thousands of railroad workers that was employed prior to 1982 our asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers want to hear from you. We have years of experience helping our clients recover financial compensation from asbestos trust funds. You do not have to be diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer to qualify for compensation from these trust funds. If you worked around asbestos on the railroad reach out to our law firm today.
We will help you navigate the process of finding which trust funds your unique work and medical history qualify you for. Our team will take care of all the paperwork, making the process and simple as possible for you and your family.
Asbestosis: Scarring On The Lungs
When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they can cause inflammation and scarring of lung tissues. Prolonged exposure to these fibers may cause the condition asbestosis, one of over 200 types of pulmonary fibrosis which is also classified as an interstitial lung disease. You may hear your condition referred to by any of these names.
How Is Asbestosis Diagnosed?
Asbestosis is usually diagnosed by a careful medical history, exposure history and chest X-ray or CT scan that shows scarring of the lung tissues. This information, along with breathing tests, helps your doctor determine how severe your asbestosis is and how well your lung is functioning.
If you have a history of exposure to asbestos and you’re experiencing increasing shortness of breath, you should contact your primary care doctor about the possibility of asbestosis. He or she likely will refer you to a doctor specializing in lung problems (pulmonologist). During the visit, your doctor will ask about your breathing, both at rest and during exercise. Your doctor will also ask about your job history in detail to determine how much you were exposed to asbestos. So, it would be a good idea to prepare the following information in advance:
- Your symptoms and the time they started
- Treatments given before for the symptoms and how they helped
- The work you have done over your entire career; the length of time you spent in each job; the nature of the work you performed.
- The products you were in contact with at work and whether or not you wore protective equipment
- Smoking history
- Any old medical records, including chest X-rays or CT scans
During the physical examination, your doctor will listen to your lungs to determine if the sounds are normal or not. Your doctor may then order the following tests:
- Chest X-ray
- CT scan
- Lung function test
Free Consultation For Workers Exposed to Asbestos in Albuquerque, New Mexico
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.