Chronic bronchitis misdiagnosis and asbestos exposure work history
The symptoms of asbestos-related diseases are similar to those of other common lung diseases such as pneumonia and asthma. For this reason, differentiating chronic bronchitis from other diseases can be quite challenging even for the experts. Misdiagnosis occurs when chronic bronchitis is wrongly diagnosed as pneumonia or asthma. We recommend seeking an opinion from at least two specialists and getting yourself evaluated by a pulmonologist who specializes in asbestos-related diseases. This certainly reduces your chances of being diagnosed inaccurately and treated inappropriately. Second opinions also let you have a more accurate diagnosis of your condition and thereby recover the rightful amount of financial compensation from asbestos trust funds.
Victims of secondary asbestos exposure who suffer from chronic bronchitis are also eligible for compensation
About 10% of patients with asbestos-related diseases develop the illness as a result of indirect contact with the carcinogen. This is referred to as secondary asbestos exposure and was highly prevalent among women who laundered their husband’s work clothes and children who often greeted their fathers while returning home from the workplace.
It is important to be aware of the fact that even the victims of secondary asbestos exposure who struggle with chronic bronchitis, a type of COPD may be entitled to receive compensation from asbestos trust funds. As the products manufactured by the company for which their family member would work were, in fact, responsible for their diagnosis, they will receive money from the asbestos trust fund set up by the employer in question, should they meet the eligibility criteria.
The cases involving secondary asbestos exposure are challenging and for this reason, the assistance of a lawyer with vast experience in asbestos litigation is essential to pursue such claims. A thorough evaluation of the case, extensive research, and broad knowledge of this area of practice are needed for a successful outcome.
If you lost a family member who was suffering from chronic bronchitis, our attorneys will recover compensation on their behalf
Several victims of asbestos exposure may not seek legal assistance when they are alive due to many reasons including the fear of going through a tenacious process to receive compensation. In the case of chronic bronchitis, people generally do not file a claim because they think their illness is not severe enough to deserve financial compensation. However, it is essential to get in touch with a lawyer specialized in handling asbestos exposure cases to check out whether you can claim your rightful compensation from one or multiple asbestos trust funds.
With more than three decades of experience in handling asbestos litigations, our attorneys will evaluate your case and try to recover as much compensation as your departed family member was entitled to receive. But, you will need to provide us with information related to the victim’s work history and medical records. We will completely handle all other aspects of the legal process and your involvement will be quite minimal. If it is found that the products manufactured by the company at which your family member was working were responsible for their diagnosis, then you will be eligible to receive money from the asbestos trust fund that was set up by the employer.
At Environmental Litigation Group, P.C., we have represented over 230,000 asbestos victims and we are eager in helping you, too.