New York Asbestosis Attorney
“Asbestosis” is a lung disease that occurs after exposure to asbestos, a toxic substance made of naturally occurring silicate minerals. Asbestosis develops over the span of decades from the scarring of lung tissues due to breathing in microscopic asbestos particles. Over time, these particles accumulate and scar the lungs, leading to long-term breathing difficulties. Asbestosis is a chronic disease with no known cure. Exposure to asbestos is the only cause of asbestosis. If you have this disease, there is a high likelihood that you are eligible for compensation. Let our NYC law firm help you with the legal process. Contact Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP today to speak to a New York City asbestosis lawyer.
Information About Asbestosis
For decades, the U.S. used asbestos in its building materials, tools, and military equipment. Manufacturers praised the substance for its extreme fire-resistance. Asbestos contains microscopic fibers. These fibers are dangerous to breathe in, as they can lead to scarring in the lung tissues. Over time, the tissues will thicken, causing restricted breathing and lung pain.
Symptoms of asbestosis include labored breathing during daily tasks, coughing, and chest pain. Breathing treatments and prescription medications may help alleviate the symptoms of asbestosis. Some doctors may recommend surgery to help people with asbestosis, but it is a chronic condition that the individual will have for life. It is not a form of cancer, like asbestos lung cancer or mesothelioma, but in severe cases it can be just as deadly.
Do You Have Grounds for an Asbestosis Lawsuit in New York City?
An individual with asbestosis may suffer decreased quality and enjoyment of life. He or she may not be able to keep up with favorite activities due to difficulty breathing. Asbestosis patients will have lifelong medical costs relating to their conditions, including breathing treatments and expensive medications. They may have to quit their jobs or lose employment opportunities from their conditions. In many cases, there is a person or company responsible for these life-changing losses. The New York civil court system gives victims a way to pursue monetary recovery for the myriad damages that come with an asbestosis diagnosis.
The lawyers at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP have extensive experience handling asbestos-related personal injury claims. New York is a common state for asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other related harms due to its heavy involvement in the construction and shipbuilding industries in the 1900s. Thousands of employees and others suffered long-term exposure to asbestos in the state and are receiving asbestosis diagnoses decades later. If this sounds like you or a loved one, speak to our attorneys in NYC.
During a free case evaluation, we’ll listen to your story and tell you if we believe we can help you obtain just compensation. Damages could include your past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and missed opportunities due to your asbestosis. If this condition or another asbestos-related illness killed a loved one, ask about a potential wrongful death claim. Our firm wants to help you and your family recover what is rightfully yours for negligent and unlawful asbestos exposure, resulting in asbestosis.