If your asthma was triggered or aggravated by exposure to asbestos during active duty, let us help you prove your claim and receive the deserved compensation.
About Work-related Asthma
According to some sources, 15-30% of asthma patients acquired the condition as a result of working in a less-than-ideal environment. Among the 250 agents that have been identified as asthma triggers, asbestos occupies a top spot on account of its high level of toxicity.
Work-related asthma comes in two varieties, new-onset asthma which is acquired at the workplace and pre-existing asthma that gets exacerbated by the irritants present in the working environment. The first category makes up for 80% of all work-related asthma cases and only 20% of patients have their condition aggravated while at work.
Misdiagnosis Is a Particularly Serious Problem
All asbestos-related illnesses are prone to misdiagnosis, but asthma may pose an especially serious threat in this regard, as it gives symptoms very similar to those of pleural mesothelioma stage 1. This is a very lethal form of cancer affecting the linings of the lungs and caused exclusively by asbestos.
Therefore it is highly advisable to seek a second opinion, preferably from a mesothelioma specialist, if receiving an asthma diagnosis with asbestos already present in your lungs. Detecting mesothelioma at later stages will seriously narrow down your prognosis and options for treatment.
Receiving a wrong diagnosis and unsuitable treatment greatly affects your prognosis. We have a team of skilled specialists who are well equipped and experienced to provide you with an accurate diagnosis.
Receiving Compensation for Your Asthma
Whether your asthma developed as a result of the asbestos you’ve been exposed to while serving, or your condition only got more severe when on active duty, there’s a good chance you will receive adequate compensation by filing a disability claim with either the Veteran’s Association or a former employer’s trust fund.
Additionally, our staff of physicians, specializing in asbestos-related illnesses will provide free medical consultation.