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Asbestos is used in a variety of different industries because the fibers are resistant to heat, fire, and chemicals. This has made asbestos attractive to the below industries:
The workers exposed to these harmful fibers do not notice the symptoms until several years after exposure. The fibers that were inhaled when the asbestos was released in the air were trapped in the lungs of the individual. The symptoms that occur due to asbestos poisoning are coughing and chest pain, tightness in the chest, a loss of appetite, and a crackling sound in the lungs during inhalation.
The degree to which asbestos poisoning has occurred depends on things such as when and for how long was the individual exposed to the asbestos, the particular chemical makeup of the inhaled asbestos, and any other lung problems the individual may have had. Smoking increases the damage of asbestos poisoning, so those individuals that smoke may see even worse conditions present themselves.
One of the most common conditions of asbestos poisoning is mesothelioma. Symptoms of mesothelioma include lumps under the skin of your chest, unexplained weight loss, abdominal pain and swelling, chest pain and coughing, and shortness of breath.
If you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos while in the line of work, it is important to contact a workplace injury lawyer. The team at our office has dealt with cases such as this in the past and can help the victim and the family to receive compensation for the asbestos poisoning and the resulting condition.
Call our office at 800.637.8170 to review your case and symptoms today. We would like to make this unfortunate situation better by helping you to receive the compensation that is deserved for the damages of this condition.
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