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Check for Asbestos Damage to Lungs

Anyone who thinks they were exposed to asbestos during their working career especially if they worked in a power plant or in the navy, oil refinery, motor parts manufacturing or any other industrial center should ask their physician for an annual x ray to check whether there is any evidence of asbestos damage to their lungs.

Mesothelioma can take up to fifty years to show the first symptoms which are usually shortness of breath, pain in the chest or abdomen, a cough and weight loss. The symptoms can come on very quickly and if you were working first in the 1950’s, 1960’s, or the 1970’s, in one of the risk professions then it is worth having a checkup.

Those who are diagnosed with mesothelioma are usually first diagnosed as having pneumonia with an average age of 72 therefore having checks before that age can help the victim undergo treatment much earlier. Some states have a higher incidence of mesothelioma, including Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon but the disease is also diagnosed in other states across the country.

If you have been diagnosed with any an asbestos related disease, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. To find out how we can help you recover for your asbestos related claim, contact the Law Office of Brayton Purcell, LLP at (800) 598-0314 immediately, or contact us online for a free consultation.