Veterans who have been diagnosed with rounded atelectasis, and have been exposed to asbestos during their military service may be qualified for VA benefits and compensation from asbestos trust funds.
Rounded Atelectasis and Asbestos Exposure on Duty
Rounded atelectasis appears on X-rays as a round mass, which can be mistaken for a malignant tumor. This condition is often related to asbestos exposure since the asbestos fibers accumulated on the surface of the pleura can cause severe tissue scarring. The inhalation of asbestos fibers can lead to severe lung diseases within 15 to 40 years from the exposure to the toxic mineral and veterans exposed to asbestos decades ago are now developing conditions such as rounded atelectasis.
Misdiagnosis of Rounded Atelectasis and Exposure to Asbestos during Military Service
Depending on the severity of the lung damage, people suffering from rounded atelectasis can experience symptoms like difficulty breathing, chest pain, shortness of breath, wheezing and fever. However, in many cases, this lung condition can be completely asymptomatic, hence the crucial importance of regular screenings if you have a history of prolonged exposure to asbestos. In many cases identifying the round atelectasis and assigning an accurate diagnosis can be challenging even for the specialists due to its resemblance with a cancerous tumor. If you have been diagnosed with rounded atelectasis and you also have proof of asbestos fibers in your lungs we strongly encourage you to give us a call as you might have a condition far more serious than rounded atelectasis.
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.
Compensation for Veterans Diagnosed with Rounded Atelectasis
Veterans working in an asbestos-contaminated environment for years could have been exposed to the asbestos fibers. If you got the diagnostic of rounded atelectasis and you have a history of military asbestos exposure, contact us. Our experienced and dedicated team can help you obtain rightful financial compensation from VA benefits and asbestos trust funds.