Asbestos Related Illnesses
Almost all asbestos related illnesses occur in the lung, usually a minimum of 10 years after inhalation but more commonly 35 to 40 years after inhalation. Consequently, most people who develop asbestos related illnesses are generally of retirement age.
Asbestos related illnesses fall into two basic categories:
- Benign or non-cancerous diseases; or
- Malignant or cancerous diseases of the lung or abdomen.
If you have been diagnosed with any type of asbestos related disease you may have significant entitlements available for compensation.
Types of Diseases
Dust has been known to cause a number of diseases for many centuries. Different dusts cause different diseases. Below are some of the most significant diseases caused by the exposure to asbestos: