Military veterans that have developed bronchial cancer as a consequence of exposure to asbestos during their service might be qualified for an assortment of financial compensation ranging from asbestos trust fund reimbursements to VA benefits.
Bronchial Cancer and Asbestos Exposure on Duty
Veterans with jobs such as infantryman, aircraft mechanic, fire control technician, machinery repairman, hull maintenance technician, and many other military occupations, were exposed to harmful levels of asbestos during the era of rampant toxic substance use.
The already well-documented mechanisms of toxicity and carcinogenicity of asbestos produce inflammation and scarring gradually, thus, the inhalation of asbestos fibers can lead to bronchial cancer, a type or subtype of lung cancer, within 15 to 40 years from the first exposure to the toxic mineral. Because of this long latency period, veterans who were exposed to asbestos decades ago are now developing fatal diseases, including bronchial cancer.
Misdiagnosis of Bronchial Cancer and Exposure to Asbestos during Service
The scar tissue formed when asbestos fibers accumulate in the lungs can make it difficult to breathe and shortness of breath can be one of the first signs of an asbestos-related condition. These symptoms can be also mistaken as signs of aging with generalized fatigue, increased susceptibility to infection, low appetite and loss of weight.
Symptoms of bronchial cancer might also include a persistent cough, chest soreness, coughing up blood, and common lung infections such as pneumonia. If you experience any of these symptoms, we strongly encourage you to give us a call and get screened. Our medical professionals will evaluate your X-ray and let you know if the fibers are present in your lungs. Even if you have no signs or symptoms at all the asbestos fibers may still be present in your lung.
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.
Vets With a Diagnosis of Bronchial Cancer Are Eligible for Compensation
The vets that were working with on in the close proximity of asbestos could've been exposed the carcinogenic fibers. If you got a diagnostic of bronchial cancer and a history of military asbestos exposure we can help you get access to financial compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA benefits.