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Lung Scarring

Lung scarring is an irreversible condition that adversely affects the body’s ability to intake oxygen. Lung scars can be created by lung infections that cause lesions in the lining. When these lesions heal, a scar is left. Progressive lung scarring can result in serious and even deadly problems. Lung scarring is not directly linked to lung cancer, although it may be caused by similar factors. For example, it has been shown to be attributable to a number of respiratory diseases, many of which are caused by exposure to asbestos.

If you or someone you love has suffered from lung scarring following asbestos exposure, fill out the contact form on the top of this page to receive more information.

Diagnosing Lung Scarring

Although lung scarring is an irreversible condition, it is important to recognize the symptoms in order to begin treatment that can delay the progression of the condition and ease the pain. Shortness of breath and the necessity to work hard to breathe are signs that the lung tissue has been scarred. Other symptoms include the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Weight loss
  • Crackling sound in breath

The pain and suffering of lung scarring can cause a great deal of financial and emotional hardship. Sadly, these struggles are often caused due to asbestos exposure.

Dangers of Lung Scarring

Progressive lung scarring is often caused by interstitial lung disease. There are numerous documented causes of this disease. However, one of the main contributing factors is asbestos exposure. When lung scarring is caused by asbestos, it is referred to as asbestosis.

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Fill out the contact form for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Help Center to receive information on compensation for lung scarring caused by asbestos exposure.

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