What is Asbestosis?
For centuries it has been recognized that asbestos workers suffered diseases of the lung. The first case of asbestosis in modern times, however, was when Nellie Kershaw was diagnosed with asbestosis in 1924. She died at 33 years old and was buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave. Although her employer refused to accept responsibility for her illness and death, Nellie Kershaw’s story led to Asbestos Industry Regulations in 1931.
Asbestosis is a chronic inflammatory and fibrotic medical condition resulting in the buildup of asbestos fibers in the lungs. This buildup is usually a result of heavy or long term exposures which have overwhelmed the body’s natural defenses, allowing asbestos fibers to pass. Asbestosis victims suffer from shortness of breath, fatigue and severe pain in the chest. Other non-malignant asbestos-related diseases include pleural plaques, pleural thickening and pleural effusion.
Even though asbestosis is a serious, painful disease, certain states have enacted tort reform to make filing an asbestosis claim difficult or impossible. Nonetheless, The Madeksho Law Firm, P. L. L. C. continues to help and represent victims of asbestosis even in the most difficult jurisdictions. We are glad to provide a free consultation to see the best way of obtaining compensation for you and your family. Please contact us today.
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With over four decades representing individuals suffering from asbestosis and asbestos related diseases, our law firm has the level of experience that few firms have. Attorneys at the Madeksho Law Firm, P. L. L. C. can help you achieve compensation through compassionate, dedicated representation. We are glad to provide a free legal consultation to see the best way of obtaining compensation for you and your family. Please contact us today.