Asbestos poisoning can be a confusing condition to have because those that are affected by it do not experience symptoms until years after the actual poisoning occurs. With a delay of 20 to 30 years, asbestos poisoning symptoms do not present themselves until the asbestos has sat inside the individual’s lungs for sometimes decades.
Some of the symptoms that may be experienced as a result of asbestos poisoning include trouble breathing, a crackling sound when breathing, finger deformities, a loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss, and many other things. There is no cure for asbestos poisoning, and the only thing those affected by it can do is attempt to prevent the condition from progressing.
A common place for asbestos poisoning to occur is in the workplace. A handful of industries has utilized asbestos for its heat resistance and other attractive properties, exposing many workers to the harmful fiber. Factory workers that have been exposed to asbestos, as well as those in the automotive, railroad, manufacturing, and construction industries.
If you are among those that were exposed to asbestos in the workplace which resulted in asbestos poisoning, please contact our Oak Harbor workplace injury attorneys today. Our office has the resources and the dedicated team to help you achieve a favorable settlement for the danger you were put in as a result of your past employment. We have seen people with several life-threatening conditions that have all stemmed from asbestos poisoning, including mesothelioma, asbestos, and lung cancer.
Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC