What Is Silicosis?
Silicosis is often confused with or referred to as black lung disease. Black lung disease/coal worker’s pneumoconiosis is actually a different condition. Black lung is the result of inhalation of coal dust. Silicosis occurs after inhaling silica dust. Both are common among coal miners in West Virginia. Both have similar symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath. Both can lead to serious complications. A miner can even suffer both diseases, depending on the type of dust exposures during a career.
Compensation for Medical Expenses
Silicosis is not reversible. However, there are treatments that can alleviate the symptoms from the serious complications that can arise. Treatments include antibiotics, other medications and even lung transplants in the most severe cases. Our goal is to make certain that you get compensation for medical expenses and all other costs.
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Free Initial Consultation With a Coal Mining Accident Attorney in Charleston
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