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What is Asbestosis?

What is Asbestosis?

Asbestosis is a respiratory disease caused by asbestos exposure. Inhaled asbestos fibers can cause scarring inside of the lungs. Once scarred, your lungs will no longer be able to expand properly with air, resulting in symptoms including:

  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in the chest

Unfortunately, once scarred, your lungs will not be able to heal themselves, nor is there a cure for asbestosis.

Asbestosis cannot be cured, but it can be treated. Your doctor will need to remove lung secretions to help alleviate symptoms. This may be done through medications, postural drainage, chest percussion and vibration. You may also require an oxygen mask and, in some cases, a lung transplant to function at even a fraction of the level you did prior to contracting this disease.

Know Your Rights

If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis, you may have a right to seek compensation for medical expenses, job interruptions, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and an impacted quality of life. Maryland asbestosis attorney Matthew Kiely can carefully examine your claim and help you determine if you have cause to file suit. If you are entitled to compensation, Mr. Kiely will fight aggressively to see that you get every penny you are due.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestosis, please contact the Law Offices of Brown | Kiely, LLP to schedule a free initial consultation toda