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Asbestosis Compensation Lawyers

If you have been exposed to asbestos, you may have developed a chronic lung disease called asbestosis. We have experienced asbestosis lawyers that can provide you with their expertise and guide you through the legal process to making a claim due to developing asbestosis.

What is asbestosis?

Asbestosis is described by the scarring of lung tissue due to the inhalation of asbestos fibres. Exclusively developed from exposure to asbestos, this chronic lung disease restricts the amount of oxygen that enters the bloodstream. As the fibrosis increases gradually over time, the sufferer develops respiratory impairment which manifests as shortness of breath on exertion.

Asbestosis is a progressive disease but it does not always progress to the point where it causes death. The degree to which asbestosis progresses depends on the duration and intensity of exposure.

Symptoms of asbestosis

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry cough
  • Loss of appetite
  • Clubbing of fingers and toes
  • Pain or tightness in chest
  • Fatigue
  • 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
  • Hypertension
  • 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.

Call Turner Freeman Lawyers today

We have years of experience and success in asbestos related diseases such as asbestosis.

We have specialist asbestosis lawyers throughout Australia.

Asbestosis lawyers located in Queensland with offices located in  BrisbaneLoganNorth LakesIpswichToowoombaGold CoastSunshine Coast and Cairns.

Asbestosis lawyers in New South Wales with offices located in SydneyParramattaCampbelltownNewcastlePenrithWollongongWindsorTorontoNorwest and Gloucester.

Asbestosis Lawyers in South Australia with offices located in Adelaide and Whyalla.

Asbestosis Lawyers in Perth, Western Australia.

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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:

QLD– BrisbaneLoganNorth LakesIpswichToowoombaGold CoastSunshine Coast and Cairns.

NSW – SydneyParramattaCampbelltownNewcastlePenrithWollongongWindsorTorontoNorwest and Gloucester.

SA – Adelaide and Whyalla.

WA – Perth

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