What is Asbestosis?

This lung disease increases the risk of mesothelioma.

Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease caused by the retention of asbestos fibers in the lungs after prolonged exposure to asbestos. Similar to other asbestos-related diseases, Asbestosis manifests many years after initial asbestos exposure. Symptoms of Asbestosis include shortness of breath and reduced lung function, and individuals with Asbestosis are also at risk for developing mesothelioma.

What is Asbestosis?

Asbestosis commonly occurs after high intensity or long-term exposure to asbestos. After exposure, scarring of lung tissue begins to appear and the lung immune system activates to provoke an inflammatory reaction.

Signs and symptoms of Asbestosis are likely to develop over the course of years and even decades. The primary symptom that is experienced is shortness of breath caused by a plaque on the diaphragmatic pleura.

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Asbestosis. However, AkinMears can help you get compensation for this disease that you did not deserve.

Occupations with a High Risk
of Asbestos Exposure

  • Asbestos Mining

  • Asbestos Manufacturing

  • Electricians

  • Construction Workers

  • Demolition

  • Mechanics

  • Ship Builders

  • Shipyard Workers

  • Boiler Workers

  • Power Plant Workers

  • Refinery Workers

  • Electricians

  • Bricklayers

  • Foundry Workers

  • Insulators

  • Industrial Workers

Free Legal Consultation

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Know Your Rights

For over 75 combined years, our legal team has successfully helped thousands of victims and families. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries from asbestos exposure, call us at 800-818-4301 or fill out the form for a free consultation.