Asbestosis Compensation Claims
Asbestosis, a disease caused by breathing in asbestos fibers, can be serious and potentially fatal. The law firm of Watts Guerra LLP handles asbestosis compensation claims on behalf of victims suffering with the occupational lung disease.
About Asbestos Exposure and Asbestosis
Asbestos is a group of minerals once widely used in products, including building materials and vehicle brakes. Inhaling asbestos fibers can cause serious diseases of the lungs and other organs, although symptoms can go unnoticed for decades after exposure.
One such disease is asbestosis. This occupational lung disease involves scarring of the lungs. Eventually breathing becomes difficult as the disease progressively worsens. While some people notice no symptoms, for others the disease can be fatal. According to the American Lung Association, 3,211 people died in the U.S. from 1999 to 2004 due to asbestosis.
Asbestos Exposure Continues
Although we now know the serious health hazards and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have set standards to protect workers, job-related exposure to asbestos continues. For instance, mechanics performing brake repairs and construction workers renovating buildings could still unknowingly inhale asbestos fibers. Custodians, maintenance crews and other industry workers might also be at risk of asbestos exposure.
Lawyers for Asbestosis Compensation Claims
If you were diagnosis with an occupational lung disease such as asbestosis, talk to a lawyer about your legal rights. Although compensation cannot return you to your pre-exposure condition or bring back a loved one lost due to asbestos exposure, it could help remove financial burdens and encourage companies to ensure safer working conditions.
The mass tort lawyers at Watts Guerra handle asbestosis compensation claims nationwide. We can help you identify those responsible for the asbestos exposure and hold them accountable.