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What to do if you think you have an asbestos-related illness

Many people in the Pittsburgh area have been exposed to asbestos. Unfortunately, asbestos was once commonly used in local structures, putting many workers at risk for exposure. If you believe you were exposed, it is important to see the help you need both medically and legally.

Seek Medical Attention

The first step toward addressing an illness that may be related to asbestos is to get the medical care you need. When you see your doctor, make sure to mention that were exposed to asbestos if you know you were at work or some other time. Even if you're not quite sure, it may be helpful for your doctor if you mention that you think you were exposed to asbestos.

Your doctor should then be able to provide an accurate diagnosis of your symptoms. If you do have an asbestos-related disease, such as lung cancer, mesothelioma or asbestosis, your doctor can talk to you about your treatment options. Seeking medical attention will also ensure you have proper records that help support your claim, should you decide to pursue one.

Talk To An Experience Attorney

Once you have a plan for medical care in place, it is wise to speak with an attorney who has experience handling asbestos claims. Many people who suffer from an asbestos-related illness are eligible to receive compensation for their injuries either from their former employer, a fund that has been established for workers with asbestos-related injuries, or an insurance company.

An experienced attorney can walk you through the process of seeking compensation for your injuries. Your lawyer should be able to conduct a thorough investigation into your former place of employment to see if it has a history of workers suffering asbestos-related illnesses. From there, your attorney can pursue a claim for compensation on your behalf.

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