The Devastating Nature Of Silicosis And Asbestos Exposure Claims

Every year, more than one million United States workers are exposed to crystalline silica, which can cause a lung disease known as silicosis. Unfortunately, thousands of these workers die from the disease. Silicosis is a lung disease that results from prolonged exposure to crystalline silica dust. When exposed to silica dust at the workplace, the lung tissue reacts and develops nodular lesions around the trapped silica particles. Over time, these lesions form scar tissue that ultimately leads to an array of breathing complications. Additionally, those suffering from silicosis have an increased risk of contracting tuberculosis.

If you have been diagnosed with silicosis, you may be able to recoup substantial compensation. Although there is no cure for silicosis, there are numerous treatment options. Attorney John Hunter Stevens has extensive experience litigating silicosis claims throughout Mississippi. He will fight to get you complete compensation. This includes compensation for the medical treatment that best suits your situation.

Workers Are Most At Risk For These Sorts Of Claims

If you have worked in the following fields, you were most likely exposed to asbestos or silica dust and are at risk of contracting silicosis and asbestosis:

• Masonry and other cement-related work

  • Mining and tunneling
  • Stone cutting or crushing
  • Sandblasting (including secondary exposure)
  • Demolition
  • Construction
  • Brick cutting
  • Pottery and ceramics
  • Glass manufacturing
  • Railroad construction
  • Plumbing

• Painting

Symptoms Of Silicosis

Common symptoms of silicosis include:

• Shortness of breath

  • Fever
  • Discoloration of the lips
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite

• Chest pain

Learn More About Silicosis And Asbestos Exposure Claims

If you were exposed to silica sand or asbestos, you should consult your physician immediately and get a chest X-ray. We have a working relationship with one of the finest silicosis diagnosticians in the United States and will have your X-ray evaluated for free.

To learn more, contact our law office in Jackson by calling 601-351-9329 for a free consultation with a lawyer.