Pneumonitis is a disease that can develop while serving in the military as a reaction to being exposed to asbestos fibers. Veterans suffering from pneumonitis due to asbestos exposure may be eligible for compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA benefits.
Pneumonitis and Asbestos Exposure on Duty
Moderate- to high-grade exposures to asbestos can cause pneumonitis and other serious pulmonary problems. If you have received a diagnosis of pneumonitis after exposure to asbestos during active military service no matter when or where you served, you may be eligible for compensation benefits including asbestos trust funds compensation and VA benefits, such as disability compensation, disability pension, and health care.
Pneumonitis Misdiagnosis and Veterans with a History of Military Asbestos Exposure
Pneumonitis or inflammation of the lung tissue can be classified into multiple subtypes, the three most-known being chronic, acute and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Asbestosis is also a type of pneumonitis also known as interstitial pneumonitis and pulmonary fibrosis. However, the differences between these conditions are major and each type of pneumonitis requires a specific treatment approach. So, if you are a veteran with a history of asbestos exposure, it is very important to inform your physician about your exposure and seek specialized asbestos screening to avoid misdiagnosis.
If you have received a diagnosis of pneumonitis, Asbestos Vets can help you with free confirmatory asbestos screening in Birmingham, AL, helping your eligibility for asbestos trusts and VA claims.
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.
Resources and Assistance for Veterans Diagnosed with Pneumonitis
Are you a veteran diagnosed with pneumonitis? Asbestos Vets has a reputation for providing quality asbestos screening and assistance for veterans. We can help you start receiving the benefits that your service-connected disabilities entitle you to enjoy. If you or a family member needs help dealing with the asbestos trusts and the VA, contact us today for immediate assistance.