Veterans that have developed lung nodules as a consequence of prolonged exposure to asbestos during their duty, might be qualified for rightful financial compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA benefits.
Lung Nodules and Asbestos Exposure on Military Duty
Lung nodules are small growths which form inside the lung and in many cases, they are detected with X-rays, CT scans or other imaging tests. Half of these tissue growths are benign and appeared as a consequence of previous pulmonary infections, but they may also be a sign of lung cancer. The presence of nodules in the lungs indicates the onset of lung cancer in many cases, especially for people with a history of asbestos exposure.
Veterans with jobs such as artilleryman, infantryman, aircraft mechanic, fire control technician, pipefitter just to name a few, were exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos and developed severe pulmonary diseases.
Misdiagnosis of Lung Nodules and Exposure to Asbestos during Military Service
When asbestos fibers accumulate in the lungs these cause scarred tissue and that can lead to shortness of breath and difficulty of breathing. These can be one of the first signs of an asbestos-related condition. With symptoms like chest pain, difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, fatigue, persistent cough, early-stage lung cancer can be often misdiagnosed as lung nodules and not treated properly. If you have lung nodules we strongly encourage you to contact us and get screened. Our medical experts will evaluate your X-ray and let you know if the asbestos fibers are present in your lungs.
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 Diagnosed With Lung Nodules Might Be Eligible for Compensation
Veterans that worked in the proximity of asbestos might have been exposed to the carcinogenic fibers. If you were diagnosed with lung nodules and asbestos fibers were also present in your lungs when the nodules appeared, you are eligible for compensation. Contact us and our experienced and skilled team of specialists will help you get access to financial compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA benefits.