More cases of sarcoidosis are being seen in first responders and survivors exposed to 9/11 toxic dust in the Lower Manhattan area. Sarcoidosis involves the growth of tiny collections of inflammatory cells in different parts of the body. The most common place in the body is the lungs, lymph nodes, eyes, and skins.
Doctors believe sarcoidosis is a result of the body’s immune system reacting to an unknown substance. In some cases, sarcoidosis resolves on its own. However, in most cases, the condition can last for years and pose the risk of damage to internal organs.
Symptoms of sarcoidosis vary depending on which organ has been affected. General symptoms include:
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Weight loss
Slater Slater Schulman LLP is dedicated to the representation of individuals who have been injured or have loved ones who have been injured by exposure from the toxic debris of 9/11. Our firm is handling litigation related to these claims nationwide.
If you or someone you love was diagnosed with 9/11-related sarcoidosis, please contact Slater Slater Schulman LLP for a free consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling our office at (800) 251-6990.