Whether a victim was harmed by asbestos due to chemical exposure, corporate negligence or any other occupational hazard, the suffering and resulting expenses can be devastating. At Baggett, McCall, Burgess, Watson, Gaughan & Andrus, L.L.C. we have extensive experience representing asbestos exposure victims and their families after a Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, COPD, Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer diagnosis or wrongful death.
We understand the devastation that asbestos exposure has caused you and your family, and we will take strategic legal action to hold the negligent parties accountable. Moreover, we will work tirelessly to ensure you and your family receive the maximum compensation.
Asbestosis is a lung disease that results from the inhalation of asbestos particles, marked by severe fibrosis and a high risk of mesothelioma. Inhaling asbestos fibers for prolonged periods of time produces scar tissue within the lungs, resulting in respiratory complications. This is known as asbestosis.
The severity of asbestosis is dependent on the time period of exposure and the amount of asbestos fibers inhaled. Asbestosis can only be contracted through inhalation of airborne asbestos fibers. Therefore, exposure to buildings containing asbestos insulation, which is not exposed to the air, does not increase the risk of developing asbestosis. Health regulations have reduced the likelihood of recent asbestos exposure to the point that the majority of individuals with asbestosis were exposed before the end of the 1970’s.
Asbestosis is generally an occupational disease. Automotive, shipbuilding, metal works and other industrial field workers have the highest risk of breathing in asbestos and contracting asbestosis or other asbestos-related illnesses. More common areas asbestos-containing products can be found in are:
- Vinyl floor tiles/vinyl sheet flooring
- Insulation systems for attics, walls, oil and gas equipment, coal furnaces, gaskets, and wood burning stoves
- Roofing and siding shingles
- Heat-resistant and flame-retardant fabrics
If you have a history of exposure to asbestos or are experiencing increased shortness of breath, contact your doctor. Breathing may become more difficult over time, even after you are no longer exposed. In more severe cases, supplemental oxygen therapy is needed to assist breathing. Know the signs before it’s too late.
Protecting Your Rights
It is important to be very careful when choosing asbestosis attorneys to handle your case. Our lawyers have extensive experience in asbestos exposure, take-home exposure, asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma cases. Our asbestosis attorneys are seasoned in the complex medical issues that are crucial to making a strong claim for compensation. We will take every necessary step to identify all responsible parties and pursue every avenue of recovery on your behalf.
Baggett McCall – The Serious Injury Lawyers
Contact Baggett, McCall, Burgess, Watson, Gaughan & Andrus, L.L.C. in Lake Charles, LA, for a free consultation or call 337-478-8888 or 800-639-2524 now to speak directly with experienced asbestosis attorneys. Choose your lawyer carefully.