An Asbestos Exposure Lawyer in New York Fighting for Construction Laborers, Tunnel Diggers and Utility Workers
When asbestos is removed from an old home, apartment or workplace, it’s a relief to the occupants within. However, the construction laborers and utility workers who remove or work around asbestos on the job are exposed to its hazardous airborne particles every day, and many eventually become seriously ill. Asbestosis is a severe lung disease that occurs from breathing in asbestos fibers, causing lung scar tissue, also known as fibrosis, to develop. Up until 1975, asbestos was used in construction of homes, offices, warehouses, industrial plants and any setting that needed fireproofing. Made of fire-retardant particles, asbestos was found to be a health hazard for workers in numerous industries, from construction work, mining and plumbing to milling, demolition work, automotive work, utility work and tunnel digging.
Mesothelioma, Pulmonary Fibrosis and Interstitial Pneumonitis Are All Caused by Asbestos Exposure
Workers with asbestos health problems aren’t the only asbestos victims. Due to asbestos particles on their clothing, asbestos workers may unknowingly affect their families, who may inhale asbestos particles they bring home. Asbestosis can develop into life-threatening diseases, including pleural plaques (calcification in the lungs), pleural effusion (fluid in the lungs) and malignant mesothelioma, which is a deadly form of lung cancer, affecting the linings of the lungs.
Job-related asbestosis is a common workers compensation claim. As experienced New York asbestos exposure attorneys, we fight hard for our clients struck down with asbestos exposure illnesses. We are known for diligently negotiating with workers compensation insurance companies, who know full well we’ll go to trial if that’s what it takes to get fair compensation for our clients.
Asbestosis symptoms may include:
- Tight chest
- Chronic cough
- Chest pain
- Breathing difficulties such as shortness of breath
- Fingernail abnormalities and softening
- Clubbing of fingers (bulging fingertips)
If You Breathe Asbestos Dust on the Job, Call a Determined NY Asbestos Lawyer Today
Because there is no cure for asbestosis, patients are often given oxygen through a mask or plastic tubes in the nostrils. Sometimes even a lung transplant is needed for survival. If you or a loved one is suffering from asbestos exposure at work, or if your loved one died from asbestos exposure, don’t wait—call Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano today. Reach us toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. We fight for clients’ restitution, no matter where they live—Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan or Kings County.