I Do Not Have a Diagnosis, but Asbestos Fibers Were Found in My Lungs. Can I Still File a Claim with Asbestos Trust Funds?

by Michael Bartlett on October 17, 2018

Only people with a formal diagnosis qualify for compensation from asbestos trust funds. However, you should closely monitor your health if asbestos fibers were detected in your lungs.

The presence of asbestos fibers in your lungs places you at high risk of developing a serious disease in the future

You cannot file a claim with asbestos trust funds in the absence of a concrete diagnosis. Nevertheless, if asbestos fibers were found in your lungs during a chest X-ray or a CT scan, keeping a close eye on your health is vital, as the likelihood of developing a pulmonary disease is unfortunately very high. Undergoing a screening once a year - which should include a chest X-ray and a series of pulmonary function tests - is strongly advised if you have a history of asbestos exposure. By doing so, you minimize your chances of being diagnosed with a life-threatening disease when your condition is too severe to respond to treatment. Early detection is essential and in the regrettable event you become affected by a serious illness, it can greatly improve your prognosis.

If you ever develop a lung disease, you should seek legal assistance from a lawyer specialized in cases of asbestos exposure as soon as possible. They will help you file a claim with the asbestos trust fund of the company responsible for your injury by efficiently handling all the demanding and time-consuming aspects of the process, so that you can make your health your number one priority. With over 25 years of experience in asbestos litigation, the attorneys and legal experts at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. have successfully recovered compensation for over 200,000 victims of exposure and will gladly assist you as well. For additional information, please feel free to contact us at 205.328.9200.