New York Asbestosis Victims Attorneys
Asbestosis can be a crippling and even fatal condition that usually appears many years after long-term asbestos exposure. It is a chronic illness that usually worsens over time and requires extensive medical treatment. Asbestosis is a preventable condition that nobody should have to endure. Unfortunately, the workers who dealt with asbestos on a regular basis were not given that choice. They were not told about the long term ramifications of asbestos exposure and are now suffering the deadly consequences.
The New York asbestos victims attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, understand the anger, rage, and confusion that comes along with this crippling condition. They also understand the toll it can take on an individual and their family. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with asbestosis, call The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, today. We can help you through this difficult time and get you the compensation that you need for adequate medical treatment.
What is asbestosis?
Asbestosis is a chronic condition that worsens over time. It is the result of scarring in the lungs that prevents normal function, and other diseases and conditions may develop over time. Asbestosis is a direct result of long-term asbestos exposure without proper protective equipment.
How does asbestosis develop?
Asbestos fibers lay dormant until they are disturbed, such as when people work with it. When this happens, microscopic particles are released, which are usually inhaled. These particles settle in the lungs where they later attack the lungs and abdomen. Due to the latency period of asbestos exposure, most people do not exhibit symptoms of asbestosis until many years later.
How long after asbestos exposure do symptoms appear?
Many studies show that it may take anywhere from fifteen to fifty years for the symptoms of asbestosis or asbestos exposure to become apparent. Recent asbestos awareness has led to hundreds of studies and new regulations to protect people who may still work with asbestos.
What type of treatment is available for asbestosis?
Since it is a chronic condition that worsens over time and causes other illnesses, asbestosis treatment can vary greatly depending on a person’s condition. The length of time and severity of exposure will also help dictate the necessary treatment. Some treatment options may include:
- Medications such as analgesics
- Oxygen therapy
- Chest percussion
It is best to follow the advice of your medical provider as they will be more familiar with your individual illness. There is no cure for asbestosis, so many times it is necessary to treat the symptoms in an effort to improve the quality of life for a victim.
How widespread is asbestosis?
Some studies estimate that more than ten million people suffer from asbestos exposure and asbestos-related illnesses. Due to the long latency period of the illness, many people are still coming forward and being diagnosed today, so this could be a conservative estimate. Asbestosis is no accident and victims need to be compensated.
What are the symptoms of asbestosis?
The symptoms of asbestosis may vary with the severity of exposure and the long latency period. However, some of the most common symptoms of asbestosis include:
- Difficulty breathing
- A relentless cough that doesn’t go away
- Bloody phlegm
- Difficulty swallowing or eating
- Rapid or unexplained weight loss
If you or a loved one worked with asbestos in the past and exhibit any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately. Then call The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC. Our attorneys are always happy to sit down and evaluate a case. They will listen attentively and answer all of your questions.
What if my loved one has passed after long-term asbestos exposure?
This is a preventable tragedy that a family should never have to endure. If it happened to you, then you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. This is a very serious issue, and unfortunately, it is too common in asbestos-related cases. Many victims and their conditions have advanced by the time they seek medical treatment. If you have lost a loved one due to long-term asbestos exposure, call The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, today. Our compassionate attorneys will give you the personal attention and professional representation that you need to get appropriate compensation for your loss. No amount of money can ease your pain, but it can help ease the financial burden.
What are your qualifications?
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, have almost a century of combined experience fighting for victims of asbestos-related illnesses. We have a track record of success and have helped our clients receive millions of dollars in compensation. Our attorneys are compassionate, yet aggressive, and they have extensive knowledge in the field of asbestosis litigation. They are skilled negotiators who take a comprehensive approach to each and every case.
Call an aggressive New York asbestosis lawyer today
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with asbestosis after long-term exposure at work, call The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, today. Asbestosis is a tragic and preventable disease that bears the right of responsibility. Don’t suffer silently. The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, will get your voice heard and help hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. A valid asbestosis claim can help you get the medical treatment that you so desperately need to improve your quality of life. Our experienced attorneys will be with you every step of the way. You can call the toll free number at (877) 675-4529 to set up your initial consultation, or you can fill out our consultation request form and we will get in touch with you shortly. Please don’t wait, as time is of the essence and swift action is necessary. We will listen attentively and investigate thoroughly while working with experts in the field to prepare the strongest argument possible. The New York asbestos victims attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, will get your family the financial compensation that you rightfully deserve.
What you need to know…
1 in 5 workplace fatalities occur in construction (the highest rate of all industries). There are roughly 150,000 construction site accident injuries each year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are 4 types of injuries that are responsible for more than half of all construction accident injuries: