Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits When Suffering With Asbestosis
Asbestos is a natural mineral product. The fact that it shows great resistance to corrosion and heat has made it extremely valuable in manufacturing. In the past, it was widely used in products like cement, fire-retardant materials, insulation and some vinyl floor tiles.
In the middle of the 70s, the United States government began to regulate the use of asbestos and asbestos products. The handling of asbestos is strictly regulated, today.
Before this government regulation many people who, in their work, had long-term, heavy exposure to asbestos developed a breathing disorder called asbestosis. It is regarded as an occupational lung disease. This condition affects the parenchymal tissue of your lungs. Asbestosis is characterized by scarring of your lung tissue and shortness of breath.
Asbestosis is also called other things. It is also referred to as pulmonary fibrosis from asbestos exposure and interstitial pneumonitis from asbestos exposure.
The effects of asbestosis do not usually show up until 5-10 years after the exposure to asbestos. However, there have been documented cases within 1-3 months of exposure to asbestos.
The signs and symptoms that you may experience can range anywhere from mild to severe. Some of these are:
Tightness in your chest
Shortness of breath with exertion, but later even while resting
Decrease in tolerance for doing physical activity
Clubbing of your fingers.
Most of the effects caused by asbestosis are like those of other breathing disorders, such as asthma. However, the way they develop is much different. The indications of asbestosis come over a period of months and years.
There can be serious complications with asbestosis. Some of the things this disease can result in are:
Other lung damage
High blood pressure in your lungs.
Asbestosis and/or complications resulting from this disorder may be the reason why you or a loved one is unable to work. It may be the cause of your disability.
You or your loved one may need assistance. You may need financial help.
Have you or your loved one applied for Social Security disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by asbestosis and/or complications resulting from it? Were you or your loved one denied?
You or your loved one may be thinking about appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration. If you do, you need to be aware of this.
You or your loved one will need a disability lawyer like the one at disabilitycasereview.com to help you in this process. The reason for this is because people who are represented by a disability attorney are approved more often than those people who do not have a lawyer.
Do not put this off. This is something that could affect you or your loved one for the rest of your life. Contact the disability attorney at disabilitycasereview.com, today.