What Is Silicosis?

Silicosis is a lung disease, often deadly, that can also lead to cancer and is caused by exposure to crystalline silica dust. Exposure is caused by breathing in the tiny particles of the mineral. The specific occupations at risk for silicosis include:

  • Freemasons
  • Construction workers
  • Road construction workers
  • Miners
  • Pavers
  • Foundry workers
  • Those who do sandblasting
  • Others working with concrete

When Do Symptoms Appear?

The onset of symptoms can vary with silicosis, from within a few weeks of breathing in silica to decades later. Symptoms of acute silicosis, which show up weeks to years later, include coughing, fatigue and unexplained weight loss. Chronic silicosis can take as long as 30 years to appear.

Is There A Cure?

No cure exists for silicosis. If you have been diagnosed with silicosis or have medical problems you believe are related to an exposure to silica, call our highly experienced attorneys today. We can help you determine whether you have a personal injury claim due to an employer not taking the proper precautions in a dangerous work environment. We take cases throughout the state of Georgia.

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