Symptoms of asbestosis
- Shortness of breath
- Dry cough
- Loss of appetite
- Clubbing of fingers and toes
- Pain or tightness in chest
- Crackling sound when breathing
Moderate to severe asbestosis produces severe shortness of breath on exertion and the sufferer will require oxygen to assist with breathing.
Some symptoms of asbestosis are similar to mesothelioma such as shortness of breath and dry cough. Find out more about mesothelioma here.
Early signs of asbestosis
Early signs of asbestosis can take some time after being exposed to asbestos with diseases developing between 10 and 50 years after exposure.
Some early signs that you are developing asbestosis are
- Chest pains
- Persistent cough, lasting for more than 3 weeks
- Regular tiredness
- Breathless through minimal exertion
A diagnosis of asbestosis is usually made on clinical grounds. That is, the sufferer has a chest x-ray or CT scan and is examined by a respiratory specialist who makes a medical judgment as to whether the sufferer has asbestosis.
Asbestosis compensation claims
If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim. Even if you’re not 100% sure you have been exposed to asbestos but display the symptoms above, our asbestosis lawyers can help you investigate your situation and put together a claim for you when the time comes.
Claiming asbestosis after death
You can claim compensation for asbestosis on behalf of a loved if they have passed away. It is crucial that you seek legal advice as soon as you can as time limits often apply to these type of claims.
If you are wishing to make an asbestosis compensation claim on behalf of a loved that has passed away, contact one of our asbestosis lawyers today.
If you are suffering from asbestosis, it is important to have a specialist doctor manage your treatment who is experienced in such cases. As the right treatment methods such as medication, nutrition, as well as exercise can improve the quality of life in a great deal.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Asbestosis
How long can you live with asbestosis
The life expectancy of an asbestosis sufferer varies greatly depending on the duration and severity of asbestos exposure. Asbestosis victims also have a high risk of developing other life-threatening diseases such as pleural disease, pleural plaques, mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Although asbestosis is incurable, health and lifestyle decisions can greatly help slow down the progression of asbestosis. A treatment plan provided by medical experts are also provided to slow down the progression of the disease.
Can asbestosis turn into mesothelioma?
Having asbestosis signals a high risk of developing mesothelioma.
How much can you claim?
Claiming for asbestosis varies greatly from case to case. Several factors will need to be considered such as predicted life span, severity of the disease and other factors. Our asbestosis lawyers can help you determine how much you deserve.
Where can I find an asbestosis lawyer?
You can find one of our asbestosis specialist lawyers in:
WA – Perth