Treatment of Asbestosis
Mild cases of asbestos may be merely inconvenient, but a severe case of asbestosis can be deadly, leading to possible heart and lung failure. If a person has asbestosis, he or she also suffers from a weakened immune system, so he or she is more likely to suffer from illnesses such as the flu or pneumonia.
Asbestosis, like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other diseases associated with asbestos exposure, is best treated when diagnosed at an early stage. While there is no cure for asbestosis, treatments such as oxygen therapy or breathing therapy can help reduce asbestosis symptoms and enhance patient comfort. It is crucial that asbestosis patients are not smokers, as their lungs’ ability to function is already compromised.
Symptoms of Asbestosis
Asbestosis is often diagnosed because it is a rare disease and because the symptoms of asbestosis may not present until decades after exposure to asbestos has occurred. What’s more, asbestosis symptoms often mimic those of other illnesses such as pneumonia. Common symptoms of asbestosis include:
- Dry, raspy cough
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Shortness of breath
- Pain or tightness in the chest
- Crackling sounds when breathing
Contact an Asbestosis Attorney
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestosis, you have the right to hold the party or parties responsible for your exposure to asbestos fully responsible for your financial, physical, and emotional damages. In an asbestosis lawsuit, attorneys can help you recover compensation for medical bills, pharmaceutical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering, along with other damages. Contact an asbestosis lawyer at Arentz Law Group, P.C. to get more information in a free legal consultation.