9/11 Pulmonary Fibrosis
The attacks on the World Trade Center left the surrounding area full of debris and dangerous conditions. Throughout the extensive recovery period, first responders and survivors continued to put themselves at heightened risk for illness and injury, including pulmonary fibrosis.
The World Trade Center Health Program and Victim Compensation Fund were created to support September 11th survivors. A 9/11 pulmonary fibrosis attorney is a great help at navigating these programs, filing the appropriate paperwork and adhering to the treatment plans prescribed by doctors. If you or a loved one suffers from pulmonary fibrosis related to exposure to the hazardous elements left behind the World Trade Center attacks, contacting a 9/11 pulmonary fibrosis attorney will help you secure your benefits.
What is Pulmonary Fibrosis?
Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe due to intense scarring of the lungs, which prevents movement necessary for breathing. Once the damage occurs it cannot be repaired. The onset and progression of pulmonary fibrosis can be slow or quick, causing suffering for years. Common symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis include:
- Shortness of breath
- Dry cough
- Muscle and joint pain
Causes of 9/11 Pulmonary Fibrosis
Common exposure-related causes of pulmonary fibrosis that September 11th survivors were in closer contact with during the attacks and rebuilding period include: asbestos, metal fibers, and silica dust. When these elements are inhaled, damage to the lungs results. A 9/11 pulmonary fibrosis attorney can help you demonstrate how your exposure is related to your disease.
In addition, certain medical treatments and other diseases that survivors of 9/11 suffer from add to the risk of pulmonary fibrosis due to the damage to the lungs from these treatments or from disease itself. We can also help if your lung-related illness turns out to be lung cancer, or COPD and asthma. Various medical treatments are also known to cause damage to the lungs, especially cancer treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy, and medications to treat heart conditions as well as antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications.
Contact a 9/11 Pulmonary Fibrosis Attorney to Discuss Your Eligibility for Benefits
If you or a loved one suffer from pulmonary fibrosis related to exposure from September 11th, contact a 9/11 lawyer at Pitta & Baione by completing our online contact form or calling us at 844-982-2667 to discuss your eligibility for benefits.