Certain work environments and their surrounding areas may contain harmful chemicals and contaminants that cause lung diseases. Long or short-term exposure to these toxins can put employees and surrounding communities in danger of experiencing a variety of lung problems. Regardless of severity, these lung diseases often require lifelong care.
If you or a loved one suffered a lung disease caused by working conditions or environmental hazards, the lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are ready to help. The effects of a lung disease can present challenges that require lifestyle changes, expensive medical treatment, and pain and suffering.
We’ll do our best to get you the compensation you deserve so that you can move forward. Don’t wait—call us 24/7 at (800) 477-7315, or fill out our free contact form now. We’re ready to help.
Environmental and Work-Related Lung Diseases
Lung diseases are caused by breathing in harmful chemicals, particles, or other toxins. Work environments such as factories and construction sites can emit irritants into the air, putting both employees and those in the surrounding areas at risk of developing lung diseases, such as:
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Berylliosis or Chronic Beryllium Disease
- Bronchiolitis Obliterans (“Popcorn Lung”)
- Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL)
- Coal Worker’s Pneumoconiosis (“Black Lung”)
- Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (HP)
Is Your Lung Disease a Result of Work or Environment?
Some workplaces present dangerous conditions that can affect not only employees, but those in the surrounding areas as well. Harmful fumes, chemicals, and other toxins linked to lung disease include:
- Pesticides, insecticides
- Coal dust
- Organic dusts, fungi, or molds
Industries that expose employees and communities to contaminants linked to lung disease include:
- Textiles/ fibers
- Jobs with significant diesel exposure
- Flavoring and popcorn factories
Common Symptoms of Lung Disease
Symptoms of lung diseases can be mildly irritating or require immediate medical attention. Although these can vary depending on the type of lung disease, general symptoms include:
- Cough or throat irritation
- Nasal irritation
- Weight loss
- Chest tightness or chest pain
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
If you’ve been diagnosed with a lung disease, your symptoms will require medical care. You may need to take time off from work, and any available workers’ compensation benefits may not cover your medical expenses. If your lung disease was caused by unsafe working conditions or environmental hazards, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin Want to Help
If you believe your work conditions or environmental contamination near where you live may have caused you or a loved one to suffer lung disease, the experienced lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are here for you. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped clients get maximum compensation for their claims, and we want to do the same for you. Don’t wait. Call us today at (800) 477-7315 or fill out our free online form.