Lung spots

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Lung spots are more likely to be diagnosed in individuals who have had a history of occupational asbestos exposure. Lung spots are one of the early signs of possible lung cancer. If you are diagnosed with lung spots and have a work history that states that you worked in an industrial facility, shipyards, or on ships, it is likely that you may develop asbestos-related cancer for which you can claim compensation. We can help you with the legal process and facilitate the recovery of financial compensation if you are diagnosed with cancer.

Asbestos Exposure

With lung spots diagnosis alone, you are not eligible for compensation. But given the fact that the rate of misdiagnosis is high, and the cancer risk is high with asbestos exposure we strongly recommend you get a second and even third opinion outside the VA. If you are diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer you become eligible to file a claim and obtain financial compensation.

Roughly 14% of asbestos-exposed workers developed lung spots, according to a study

A lung spot or shadow refers to a small round or oval growth that develops in the lung and is also called ‘coin lesion’ because of its appearance on a chest X-ray. Lung spots are nothing but lung nodules that form as a result of scar tissue that develops after prolonged exposure to airborne irritants such as asbestos. It can be about 3 cm in diameter or less. Lung spots are quite common and may show up at the rate of at least 1 in 500 X-rays and 1 in 100 CT scans. Typically, these lung spots are accidentally detected on an X-ray or a CT scan performed for a different reason. On a CT scan, it shows up as a white spot. The round-shaped lung spots are more solid than normal tissues of the lung and can be a sign of early lung cancer. Therefore, a chest X-ray that shows lung spots should raise considerable concern, especially in asbestos-exposed workers. A study revealed that out of the 633 asbestos-exposed workers included, 86 people had lung nodules, which amounts to around 14%.

Lung scarring due to inhalation of a highly irritating and carcinogenic substance such as asbestos can cause lung spots, which are revealed on an X-ray or CT scan. A lung spot or a nodule can be either a benign or malignant lesion. Usually, a nodule that becomes larger over time can be a sign of malignancy.

Not all lung spots will be malignant. More than 60% of the solitary lung spots detected in X-rays and CT scans turn out to be benign and conversely, a fairly large number of nodules are malignant. However, a lung nodule is more likely to indicate cancer if you have had a history of occupational asbestos exposure.

Legal assistance for asbestos exposure victims

If you have a diagnosis of lung spots and were exposed to asbestos on the job or in the military, your risk of developing lung cancer is higher. In the unfortunate event that you receive a lung cancer diagnosis, you are eligible to file a claim for compensation with asbestos trust funds and the VA if you are a veteran. Our attorneys, who specialize in asbestos exposure cases, will offer you the legal assistance you need. To file a claim, we will request your employment or military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records.