Asbestosis Compensation Solicitors

A chronic inflammatory medical condition affecting lung tissue.
Asbestosis is a chronic lung condition that occurs after long-term, heavy exposure to asbestos, and is regarded as an occupational lung disease. The condition is incurable, but treatment is available to help manage the symptoms.Asbestosis is caused by long-term, heavy exposure exposure to asbestos, however the effects of asbestosis don’t tend to appear for many years, often between 25 and 40 years later. The main symptom is shortness of breath, initially on exertion but later even at rest. Other symptoms include tiredness, a cough or chest pain.

It is not easy to estimate the number of people who are currently affected by or will be affected by asbestosis. This is often because many people with the condition mistake their symptoms of breathlessness as a natural consequence of growing old and do not seek medical advice on their condition.

People with extensive occupational exposure through the manufacturing, handling or removal of asbestos are at risk of developing asbestosis. There is also an increased risk of lung cancer and mesothelioma.

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