Engineered Stone (Quartz) Silicosis And Cancer Lawsuit – Diagnosis Criteria and Treating Specialists Doctors

Diagnosis Criteria

Many treating doctors who are not specialists in silicosis often misdiagnose silicosis as another problem such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, or COPD.  To properly diagnosis silicosis caused by engineered stone, the doctor must consider the following:

  • Occupational exposure to engineered stone (quartz) (artificial) (manufactured) slabs or block for fabricating countertops, sometimes after as little as 2 years of exposure
  • Abnormal Chest X-Ray or CT Scan consistent with silicosis: bilateral, multiple rounded opacities in the upper lung zones that may conglomerate in advanced silicosis
  • Medical exam
  • PFT – Pulmonary Function Test showing restrictive lung disease
  • If medically indicated, a lung biopsy
  • If medically indicated, a lung tissue analysis for silica content

Specialist Treating Doctors

Check here for a regularly updated alphabetical list of the best doctors who specialize in treating engineered stone workers with silicosis:

Dr. Manijeh Berenji, M.D., MPH, FACOEM
University of California, Irvine (UCI) Public Health
1001 Health Sciences Road
Irvine CA 92697-3950

Kristine J. Cummings, M.D., M.P.H.
Occupational Health Branch
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Bldg P-3
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 620-5731

Dr. Jane Fazio, MD
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Health
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Dr. Sheiphali Gandhi, MD
University of San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine
530 Parnassus Avenue, #368
San Francisco, CA 94142

Dr. Robert Harrison, MD, MPH
University of San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine
2330 Post Street #460
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 885 – 7580

Discuss Your Potential Case With a Law Firm – Free Analysis

Fabricators and other workers of engineered stone (Quartz) (artificial) (manufactured) countertops, if a doctor has diagnosed you with silicosis or lung cancer, or you believe that you might have silicosis,  contact us online or call us at (855) 335-8606 for a free analysis.  You may be entitled to financial and medical damages.  Justice is yours to seek.

For an overview of engineered stone, why it is dangerous, and how it causes silicosis and other diseases, click here

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