Asbestosis Lung Disease from Asbestos Exposure

Asbestosis Lawsuits and Settlements from Asbestos Exposure

Asbestosis is an incurable and progressive lung disease. It can take decades to show symptoms and it’s usually caused by exposure to asbestos. Along with physical pain, the disease brings financial hardship and an increased risk of deadly medical complications. Often, the victims of asbestosis from exposure may be eligible for compensation.

Filing an Asbestosis Claim or Lawsuit

If you’ve been diagnosed with asbestosis, you may be able to get compensation. However, the amount you receive from a trust fund could be lower than for other asbestos related diseases, like mesothelioma. Your attorney will have to show that there is enough medical evidence to support a higher settlement or payout amount. 

There are other ways to go after compensation for asbestosis besides a lawsuit. Many companies have established bankruptcy trust funds where you can file a claim for compensation. The Veteran’s Administration also offers disability benefits for eligible veterans exposed to asbestos while in the service

Our Qualifications to Represent You in an Asbestos Exposure Case

We Are Nationally Recognized Trial Attorneys

Our attorneys represent people across the entire United States. We are not local personal injury attorneys. We are a medical product liability law firm with decades of experience in Federal and State courts all over the country. We have the experience you need to navigate corporate trust fund settlements, government agencies, negotiations, or a jury trial.

We Represent People with Medically Complex Issues Every Day

Asbestos cases are NOT simple personal injury cases. Your attorney must have an understanding of complex medical issues involving carcinogens, immunoresponse, and knowledge about the actual products that triggered  cancer, mesothelioma, or other complications from asbestos exposure. The asbestos team at mctlaw helps clients every day with rare and complicated medical diagnoses. We thoroughly review clients’ medical records to find evidence to support their claims.  

What is Asbestosis?

Asbestosis is a long term, non-cancerous disease of the lungs which causes inflammation and scarring, which is called pulmonary fibrosis. Asbestosis is linked to asbestos exposure, as it’s name implies. It is a progressive disease, meaning it gets worse over time. There is no cure and it can take decades to develop after exposure. The severity of asbestosis depends on how long and how much asbestos you were exposed to.

What Causes Asbestosis

  • Asbestosis is caused by inhaling asbestos fibers over a long period of time.
  • It can take up to 20 or more years after exposure for symptoms to surface.
  • Smoking can speed up the progression of asbestosis but does not disqualify you from seeking compensation.

File a Claim for Asbestosis from an Asbestos Trust Fund

Trust funds allow asbestosis victims to file a claim for compensation through the trust instead of suing a company.  Compensation applies to all types of asbestos-related illnesses. 

There are about 60 trust funds currently in existence with an estimated $30 billion available to compensate victims. About $20 billion has already been paid out. This money is subject to a statute of limitations, which changes with each specific trust fund.

Are You Eligible for a Trust Fund Settlement?

Who is Most at Risk of Asbestos Exposure?

  • Most at risk for asbestosis are people who worked in mining, manufacturing, shipbuilding, firefighting, installation or removal of asbestos products, and military service members, all before the late 1970s when strict regulations were put in place.
  • Family members of these workers and veterans are also at risk of developing an asbestos related disease. Many workers unknowingly brought home asbestos fibers on their work clothes. This repeated exposure to asbestos put family members at risk of developing mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.
  • Those who lived near an asbestos contaminated processing facility or mining site.
  • People living in homes homes built before 1977 may have asbestos in materials like: pipe insulation, popcorn ceilings, floor tiles.

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You do not need to come to our offices. Our attorneys can help you without meeting face to face during this crisis. Anything that needs to be signed or reviewed, can be done online. 

Asbestosis Symptoms

  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent dry cough
  • Chest pain/tightness
  • Weight loss/loss of appetite
  • Dry, crackling sound while breathing in
  • Wider and rounder than normal fingertips and toes

Find Out Now if You Have a Asbestosis Claim

Your case review is free. There is a statute of limitations, so don’t wait.

Asbestos Exposure and Coronavirus

Covid-19 is particularly concerning for people with pre-existing conditions, including individuals exposed to asbestos.

Because asbestos exposure results in lung-related diseases, the impact of a respiratory illness like Covid-19 is particularly troublesome for those diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, or lung cancer.

As mctlaw we continue to work to obtain justice for those impacted by asbestos exposure. Do not hesitate to contact us. We are always available to meet remotely during this ongoing pandemic.

Other Related Information:

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/asbestosis
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/asbestos.html
https://www.epa.gov/asbestos

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