Effects of Asbestos Exposure

Researchers have become increasingly aware of the dangerous effects of asbestos, a substance that was commonly used in insulation materials in buildings until 1978. As a result of working with asbestos before safety measures were rigorously put in place, many individuals are suffering the severe health effects of asbestosis. Asbestosis occurs as a result of inhaling airborne asbestos fibers that then get lodged in the lungs and cause extreme irritation.

The attorneys at Hotze Runkle help clients suffering from the health effects of asbestos exposure find both justice and financial compensation. An employer or property owner who put you at risk should be held accountable for any resulting health complications.

Symptoms of Asbestosis

Cases of asbestosis can vary in severity, but all will involve complications with the respiratory system. The illness is chronic and cannot be cured, leaving treatments to focus on relieving the symptoms instead. Some of those symptoms include the following:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent cough with mucus
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Pain or tightness in the chest
  • Blood in sputum

Unfortunately, symptoms may not develop until decades after exposure. Lung scarring caused by asbestos fibers are the direct cause of the symptoms of asbestosis, which in turn result in decreased lung function.

Contact an Asbestos Attorney

At Hotze Runkle, we know how terrible this illness can be, and we want to help you find relief in the form of monetary compensation to help pay for treatment. Call our office today at 1-877-919-0830 to speak to a representative and begin working on your case.