Choosing a good asbestosis attorney is essential to ensuring your case will be handled with the care it deserves. Attorneys who specialize in asbestosis litigation have experience with the medical considerations and history surrounding asbestos, including case law and procedural rules. The process of holding an employer liable for your asbestos exposure and resulting asbestosis can be complicated, and we’re prepared to help. If you’ve been diagnosed with asbestosis, contact the law office of Nelson MacNeil Rayfield today—we’re deeply committed to protecting those who have been affected by asbestosis.
What is Asbestosis?
Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Unlike other forms of asbestos-related diseases, each case of asbestosis is directly related to asbestos exposure. Asbestosis symptoms can range from mild to severe, and usually don’t appear until many years after continued exposure. Most people with asbestosis acquired it on the job before the federal government began regulating asbestos in the 1970s. Although it’s strictly regulated today, it hasn’t always been. Asbestosis signs and symptoms can include:
- Shortness of breath
- A persistent, dry cough
- Loss of appetite with weight loss
- Fingertips and toes that appear wider and rounder than normal
- Chest tightness or pain
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms and have worked as an electrician, mechanic, carpenter, or may have otherwise been exposed to asbestos, our law firm can help you recover losses.
What Makes Us Different
With over 70 years of collective legal and trial experience, our lawyers will answer your questions at no cost, help point you in the right direction, or if need be, represent you and your asbestosis claim in court. A successful claim requires a lawyer with a proven track record who understands the complexities of asbestos, ranging from educating victims of their rights to understanding the state-by-state regulations for filing a claim.
Finding a reputable law firm with attorneys who are understanding, compassionate, and willing to fight on your behalf is essential. When choosing a law firm to handle your asbestosis claim, here’s what to look for:
- Experience you can trust
- Specialty in asbestosis litigation
- Satisfied clients
- Fair fee structure