Protect Your Rights With an Asbestosis Lawyer in Louisville.
Asbestosis is a debilitating lung disease often linked to asbestos exposure. Asbestosis comes from breathing in asbestos fibers, resulting in lung scar tissue, or fibrosis. It often develops into a form of lung cancer called mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the lung, the pleura (chest cavity) or the peritoneum (abdomen). The symptoms of asbestosis generally do not appear until long after first exposure, even decades later. The most common symptom of asbestosis is severe shortness of breath.
If you believe you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of asbestosis in Kentucky, contact the Shelton Law Group. We work tirelessly on cases involving exposure to asbestos in Louisville, Lexington and throughout Kentucky. Even if you clearly know how you or a loved one contracted asbestosis, gathering the proof you need to build a strong case can be very difficult. Sometimes, the person or business that owns the building or factory where you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos will deny any wrongdoing. That’s why it’s critical you have an experienced, results-oriented Louisville asbestosis lawyer on your side.
Asbestosis is incurable and patients are often given oxygen through a mask or plastic tubes in the nostrils. In some cases, a lung transplant is needed for survival, and yet asbestos wrongful deaths occur frequently throughout Kentucky.
Because construction laborers and utility workers are often exposed to hazardous airborne asbestos particles on the job, they are the ones most likely to develop asbestosis and mesothelioma. But family members of asbestos workers can also inhale the fibers and develop these illnesses as well. Workers may bring home asbestos fibers on their clothing and in their hair. Whatever type of asbestosis problems you’re dealing with, we can help. Contact the Shelton Law Group.