On December 19th 2015, I was exposed to Cement Dust(silica)
On December 19th 2015, I was exposed to Cement Dust(silica) which came into my apartment while they wereSanding it down to smooth it out. I had no idea they wereGoing to do this. No warnings, No signs, and they said I didNot answer the door. I was very ill with pneumonia and soI was home and no one knocked on my door. They had a frameBuilt out of plywood with plastic on one side i9n my entrance way.There was at least a foot at the top of the frame with nothing .The dust came in from around my door, and through the cornersOf the window. My apartment filled with a bluish colored smoke.I was ill with pneumonia for 4 months and my pulmonary specialistCould not find why. They did Cat Scans which showed something lookingLike Ground Glass floating in my lungs. On Feb. 9th*****did a biopsyWhich showed it was the Cement Dust which cause me to have “organizingPneumonia” He recommended I move from this apartment, Replace all cushionFurniture and my mattress.Notes:Patient with hypoxemia (Spo2 84%) on room air ambulation noted at previous visit. Corrected with addition of supplemental O2. Patient was started on chronic Oxygen therapy at last visit. Since that time patient was diagnosed organizing pneumonia, and has been started on treatment. RA spo2 is 96%, will refer for repeat titration on 6 MWT.Patient with interstitial infiltrates of initially unknown etiology, but biopsy has showed organizing pneumonia. Infiltrates occurred after concrete dust exposure in her home. Patient underwent bronchoscopy with biopsy, which was consistent with organizing pneumonia. Patient started on steroids once biopsy results received. The patient has persistent dyspnea symptoms despite steroid dose. Will give Kenalog injection today, and begin prednisone therapy at 60 mg per day. Will repeat CT chest and Spiro/DLCO in 4 weeks. Patient counseled regarding diagnosis, and treatment, including potential for progression despite treatment. I am concerned that lack of symptom response to steroid dose started may be due to ongoing exposure in her home. Patient counseled regarding strict avoidance of further exposure. All bedding/clothes need to be properly laundered, and large pieces of furniture/bedding may need to be removed from home environment/replaced, but this should not be done until residence has been completely decontaminated due to risk of cross-contamination. Patient instructed to notify office with any new respiratory symptoms.Will continue current regimen, with exception of advair - which will be de-fuescalated due to systemic steroid dosing. Will consider treatment adjustment once organizing pneumonia addressedCLINICAL INDICATOR: Pneumonia. Respiratory abnormality.Scans were obtained from the thoracic inlet to the upper abdomen withoutcontrast. Comparison conventional chest x-ray 11/29/2015.There is an approximately 1.4 cm spiculated mass at the left upper lobe (sliceposition 99).There is consolidation/atelectasis at the left upper lobe anteriorly andmedially. There are scattered nonspecific ground glass infiltrates at the leftupper lobe and at the superior segment of the left lower lobe. Several tiny,approximately 2 mm - 3 mm nodular densities are scattered throughout the leftlower lobe.There are are multiple tiny, approximately 2 mm - 3 mm nodular densitiesscattered throughout the right lung.There is mild mediastinal lymph node prominence with the largest lymph node atthe precarinal region measuring approximately 1.1 cm maximal diameter.There is aneurysmal dilatation of the ascending aorta with the maximal APdiameter approximately 4.4 cm. There are atherosclerotic calcifications.There are are degenerative/discogenic changes at the dorsal lumbar region .IMPRESSION: Approximately 1.4 cm spiculated mass at the left upper lobe.This is what I requested from the management at this time.Moving expenses, which includepaying my deposit on new apartment,paying first month rent,Paying for the replacement of my couchChair and Mattress.Any out of pocket expenses after medicare and my health insuranceDoes not pay including my prescriptions for this illness andMedical tests and Dr visits.Am I ok asking for this since it was not my doing that this happened?I have one month left on my lease. Should they let me out of the lease?
i lived inRichland Ore.from 1946 to 1950, directly downwind
i lived inRichland Ore.from 1946 to 1950, directly downwind from the Hanford facility.In the last ten years I have undergone surgery and chemotherpy five times for cancer,one for thyroid two years ago and still being watched closely ,one colon surgery,three bladdersurgeries and currently scheduled for five chemo treatments.Question: Do I have a claim as one of the downwinders?
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My husband had non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1997 at the age of
My husband had non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1997 at the age of 31. We lived in Creswood,IL from 1992-1998. We currently live in WI, but we are learning of contaminated water in Crestwood for 20 years that the village was aware of and now also of current law suits being filed. I was wondering of the statute of limitations and of the possibility of a case. (My husband was cured, but we had a 1 and a 5 year old at the time and it definitely was a hardship.)
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I fell in a hole that a utility truck collapsed and hurt my
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I live in California. When I send the opposing counsel a
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One of the co-owners of an inherited house is currently
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I was involved in a fender bender about 5 months ago and was
Hi. I was involved in a fender bender about 5 months ago and was not at fault. I went to the hospital to be checked out and began the claims process. The medical adjustor for my auto insurance indicated that I would be responsible for a portion of the medical bills. I subsequently received the bill but for 100% of the expenses. The insurance company sent me an explanation of review document stating that I am only responsible for a portion. However, when I contacted the hospital I was advised that the bills is in collectionsJA: In what state did the injury take place? And do you have medical records or other documentation?Customer: FloridaJA: Has anything been filed? If so, what?Customer: Supposedly because the bill wasn't paid the hospital has requested to have a "lien" on my license I don't know what that meansJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No. Do you guys charge for this inquiry?