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Nass Cancelliere: Obtaining maximum compensation for asbestosis and asbestos pleural disease victims from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware
Since 1983, Nass Cancelliere has assisted thousands of workers who have contracted pulmonary asbestosis and asbestos-related pleural disease. Our highly skilled and experienced asbestos lawyers have obtained millions of dollars in awards and settlements for our asbestosis clients.
Asbestos exposure and asbestosis
Asbestosis is a non-cancerous medical condition solely caused by asbestos exposure. Those who develop asbestosis have scar tissue within the lungs, which prevents them from taking in full breaths of air and causes stiffening within the tissues. Symptoms of asbestosis include:
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty taking breaths
- A crackling sound during the inhalation of air
- Chest pain
- Chronic dry coughing
- Chronic fatigue
- Unexplained weight loss
Treatment options for asbestosis are limited but include medication to make it easier for the afflicted to breathe.
Asbestos-related pleural diseases
Pleural diseases occur when asbestos fibers travel into an individual’s body and become lodged in the lining of the lung, known as the pleura, causing inflammation, scarring and other breathing problems. The main asbestos-related pleural diseases are:
- Pleural thickening, where diffuse scarring or fibrosis forms along the pleura of the lungs and has the ability to limit an individual’s lung function. Pleural thickening is often caused by asbestos exposure. It may appear alone or in conjunction with other asbestos-related medical conditions.
- Pleural plaque, where discrete scars develop on the pleura after asbestos fibers are lodged there. Pleural plaque may or may not cause side effects or symptoms, and may appear alone or in conjunction with other asbestos-related diseases.
- Benign pleural effusion, where fluid builds up between the membrane lining the chest cavity and the lungs and causes pain and discomfort in the chest area. The effusion occurs when the pleura cells produce too much liquid and the body is unable to absorb the excess fluid. Like pleural thickening, pleural effusion may be caused by asbestos exposure.
As treatment options for pleural diseases vary by the type of condition and its effect on an individual’s quality of life, it is important you speak to a medical professional to determine your correct course of action.
Nass Cancelliere can help you
Hiring qualified representation to help you pursue compensation through an asbestosis or products liability lawsuit should be one of the first steps you take after being diagnosed with an illness caused by asbestos exposure. With decades of combined experience practicing law, Nass Cancelliere’s asbestos lawyers have the legal savvy necessary to help you file a lawsuit against those responsible for your illness. An asbestos lawyer from our firm can advocate for your rights at the settlement table and in court.
Get qualified legal assistance today
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You can also reach NCB by phone toll free at 855-546-8200, or by calling your local NCB office directly (local phone numbers are listed at the bottom of this page).
Please note that we strongly urge you to consult a physician if you are concerned about symptoms or abnormalities.