Early stages of silicosis may go unnoticed. Continued exposure to silica dust may result in a shortness of breath on exercising, possible fever and occasionally bluish skin at the ear lobes or lips. Silicosis makes a person more susceptible to infectious diseases of the lungs, such as tuberculosis. Progression of silicosis leads to fatigue, extreme shortness of breath, loss of appetite, pains in the chest, and respiratory failure, which may cause death.
Medical evaluations of silicosis victims usually show the lungs to be filled with silica crystals and a protein material. Pulmonary fibrosis (fibrous tissue in the lung) may or may not develop in acute cases of silicosis depending on the time between the exposure and the onset of symptoms. Furthermore, evidence indicates that crystalline silica is a potential occupational carcinogen.
How Did I get Silicosis?
Crystalline silica may be of several distinct types.Quartz, a form of silica and the most common mineral on earth, is contained in many types of rocks and is the major component of sand. Concrete and masonry products contain silica and rock and rock containing silica.When workers inhale crystalline silica (dust), the lung tissue reacts by developing fibrotic nodules and scarring around the trapped silica particles
Silicosis Lawsuit Information and Legal Help:
If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with silicosis, call our office for a Free Confidential Consultation concerning the very important legal and medical issues. Silicosis does not have as a rapid onset as mesothelioma, and the lawyer has additional time to depose the client and obtain proper product identification (PID). When the client however has bothe silicosis and mesothelioma, then the time table must be moved up and all efforts made to preserve his or her testimony.
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How could I
have gotten silicosis if I always worn a paper dust mask ? What
type of respirator works to prevent silica exposure ? Do I have
a case if I never worn any type of protection at all ?
never saw any silicosis warnings on any sand products, paper
dust masks, hoods or sandblasting pots or any equipment until
a few years ago. Are any of these companies responsible for failing
to warn me about the hazards of silicosis ?
Why do sandblasters get silicosis so often ? If I
wear a paper mask under my hood will I be safe ? Can other people
such as painters and other construction workers be exposed to silica
dust 20 - 50 yds away from where I am sandblasting ? Is there a
safe amount of silica that one can breath ? Is there a safe way
to sandblast without getting silicosis ?
Besides shortness of breath, loss of appetite and
chest pains are there any other symptoms for silicosis lung disease
? What types of medical tests are available to diagnose silicosis
? Is there a medical cure or any effective treatment for silicosis