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The Importance of Early Lung Cancer Diagnosis

By Michael Bartlett

Posted on June 27th, 2019

To prevent the necessity of a lung transplant, people who have a history of workplace asbestos exposure should undergo a medical examination at least once a year. A B-reader is the most suitable medical professional who can evaluate your X-rays.

While asbestos exposure can affect multiple organs in the body, it is mostly the lungs which are damaged by the inhalation of the airborne fibers of this carcinogenic mineral. Although lung cancer is primarily caused by tobacco smoking, a significant number of people come to suffer from this debilitating illness because they experienced occupational asbestos exposure. It is important to know that lung cancer takes between 20 and 50 years to develop in a person who breathed in asbestos, so periodical medical examinations become vital to their health and could even save their lives.

A simple chest X-ray can reveal whether your lungs are in good condition. Because lung cancer which is the consequence of asbestos exposure falls under the category of occupational diseases, a B-reader is the most suitable medical professional who can evaluate your X-rays. If you are a victim of asbestos exposure, our B-readers will provide you with a free of charge assessment, so do not hesitate to contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C.

Over 2,000 people undergo a lung transplant in the U.S. annually. The risks of this procedure are numerous, including:

  • kidney damage
  • diabetes
  • organ rejection
  • cancer due to immunosuppressants
  • stomach problems
  • osteoporosis
  • bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome
  • reimplantation response
  • infection
  • high blood pressure
  • lymphoproliferative disorder
  • liver cancer

To prevent the necessity of a lung transplant, people who have a history of workplace asbestos exposure should undergo a medical examination at least once a year. Because lung cancer related to asbestos exposure is a silent disease which develops without the patient experiencing any serious symptoms until the illness reaches advanced stages, it is essential to have your lungs checked regularly by a medical professional. This way, if your disease is diagnosed early, you can benefit from the healthcare and medication you need before it completely destroys your lungs.

In the unfortunate case you developed lung cancer as a result of occupational asbestos exposure, our attorneys are here to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. We will file a claim with one or multiple trust funds, depending on how many companies exposed you to the toxic mineral, a legal process which requires no litigation. If you are in this regrettable situation, we strongly encourage you to contact us at 205.328.9200 and we will strive to obtain the largest amount of money your asbestos claim is worth.

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