Asbestosis is normally diagnosed following a careful medical history, history of exposure to asbestos, and some specific tests such as X-rays and CT scans. This information is precious in determining how much the illness has evolved and how well the lung is working. Biopsies are not usually necessary for asbestosis.
There is no treatment that can reverse the damage asbestosis has caused to the lungs, but certain steps can be followed to slow down the progress, especially preventing further exposure to hazardous materials and quitting smoking. Flu and pneumonia vaccines do not treat the disease, but they are highly recommended for everyone in this situation. In very severe cases, a lung transplant may be required.
If you start to exhibit symptoms of asbestos exposure or you have been positively diagnosed with asbestosis, contacting Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. is the right course of action in order to claim compensation.