Joe was exposed to asbestos while performing mechanic work on cars, light trucks and heaving machinery primarily between 1978-1994. Joe was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2004.
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What Is Asbestosis?

Asbestosis is a breathing condition caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Asbestosis is a chronic medical condition affecting the tissue of the lungs. Exposure to asbestos in many occupations during the 20th century have resulted in thousands of cases of asbestosis in the United States.

Asbestosis is caused by inhaling high levels of tiny asbestos fibers. Over time, as these fibers pile up in the patient’s lungs, the lung tissue can become scarred. This scarring can lead to diminished breathing and if allowed to worsen, death.

Asbestosis Symptoms

The effects of long-term exposure typically don't show up for 20 to 30 years after initial exposure to asbestos. Symptoms develop when damage and scarring caused by the asbestos fibers lead to stiffness in the lung tissue so that the lungs can't contract and expand normally.

Some of the signs and symptoms of asbestosis include:

Many of the manufacturers of asbestos insulation products knew that asbestos was hazardous, yet made a business decision not to warn people of those hazards for decades. You may have a right of recovery against those manufacturers, which can help cover the costs of cancer treatment and provide compensation for your suffering.

Our law firm handles mesothelioma cases throughout Florida and the rest of country to ensure that our clients medical bills and suffering are fairly compensated. If you have developed mesothelioma as a result of prolonged exposure to asbestos, contact the Florida mesothelioma lawyers of The Lipman Law Firm today by calling 1-800-226-2620 or using our confidential online case evaluation form.

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