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.
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:
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:
Industries that expose employees and communities to contaminants linked to lung disease include:
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:
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.
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 45 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.
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