Lung Disease Lawsuit
Statistics from the American Lung Association show that more than 340,000 Americans die from lung diseases every year, making it the number three cause of death in the United States. In addition, many lung diseases are chronic and progressive, with more than 35 million Americans suffering from chronic lung disease.
Symptoms of Lung Disease
Below are some common symptoms of lung disease.
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
- Chest pain
- Abnormal breathing
Keep in mind these symptoms may also resemble other medical conditions or problems. It is always best to consult with your physician for a diagnosis.
Types of Lung Disease
Click on the links below to learn more about specific lung disorders:
Possible Causes of Lung Disease
Sometimes chronic lung disease is related to occupational or public exposure to toxic substances such as:
- Silica inhalation
- Coal dust
- Airborne infection
- Diesel exhaust
Jobs at Risk for Lung Disease
- Health care
- Automotive workers
- Transportation (railroad, delivery truck, etc.)
Lung Disease Lawyer
Employers have a responsibility to provide adequate safety equipment to their employees. Individuals who have developed lung disease due to the negligence of their employer or another may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries. If you or someone you love has developed a serious or debilitating lung disorder, an experienced personal injury attorney can review your case free of charge and advise you of your legal options.