What should I do if I have been around asbestos?
If you know that you worked around asbestos-containing products or you were exposed to the dust from others working around the products, or bringing them home, and you notice that you have respiratory problems, it’s very important that you consult with a doctor, and if you choose to, to consult with a lawyer as well to determine whether your exposure to asbestos could have lead to another respiratory problem, such as: pleural thickening, asbestosis, and lung cancer.
In addition, a combination of both cigarette smoking and exposure to asbestos can greatly increase your changes of contracting lung cancer, so if you have shortness of breath, if you notice tightness in your chest, if you notice you’re more tired than usually have been or usually are, it’s important to consult with a doctor and to have yourself screened to determine whether you have an asbestos-related condition.
If then, you are diagnosed with pleural thickening, asbestosis or lung cancer, it’s a good idea to consult with a lawyer to make sure that your rights are protected and to determine whether compensation is available for these diagnoses.
After consulting with a doctor, please contact Hach & Rose, LLP, at 212-779-0057 for legal assistance in your asbestos injury case with a New York personal injury attorney.