Medical Exams

As longtime chief physician of the Clinic for Pulmonology at the Ruhrlandklinik, West German Lung Center, University Medical Center Essen, I have a high level of expertise in the examination of lung and respiratory diseases. As a representative of the German Society for Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine (DGP), I contributed to the reviewed guidelines and recommendations for:

  • Examination of asbestos-related diseases
  • Examination of the quartz dust disease (silicosis)

With this extensive expertise and experience, I work together with my senior medical officer, Dr. med. Heinz Steveling on:

  • Social medical reports commissioned by the Provident Office or Social Court
  • Trade association reports
  • Accident insurance appraisals

Clients are courts, authorities, insurance companies and private individuals. In particular, we specialize in:

Occupational Diseases

  1. 3 Infectious Diseases in the Health Service and Welfare
    1. 3101 Tuberculosis disease
  1. 4 Diseases of the respiratory tract and the lungs, pleura and peritoneum
  2. 41 Diseases due to inorganic dust
    1. 4101 Quartz dust disease (silicosis)
    2. 4102 Quartz dust disease in association with active pulmonary tuberculosis (silico-tuberculosis)
    3. 4103 Asbestosis disease (asbestosis) or pleural disease caused by asbestos dust
    4. 4104 Lung cancer, throat cancer or ovarian cancer
      • associated with asbestos disease (asbestosis)
      • associated with asbestos dust caused disease of the pleura or
      • if there is evidence of exposure to a cumulative dose of asbestos fiber dust at the workplace of at least 25 fiber years (25x10^6; ((fibers / cbm) x years))
    5. 4105 Asbestos-induced mesothelioma of the pleura, peritoneal or pericardium
    6. 4106 Lower respiratory tract and lung diseases due to aluminum or its compounds
    7. 4107 Pulmonary fibrosis disorders due to metal dusts in the manufacture or processing of hard metals
    8. 4108 Diseases of the deeper respiratory tract and lungs by Thomasmehl (Thomas Phosphate)
    9. 4109 Malignant neoplasms of the respiratory tract and lungs due to nickel or its compounds
    10. 4110 Malignant neoplasms of the respiratory tract and lungs due to coker gas emissions
    11. 4111 Chronic obstructive bronchitis or emphysema of underground miners in the coal industry with evidence of exposure to a cumulative dose of, as a rule, 100 fine dust years ((mg / cbm) x years)
    12. 4112 Lung cancer from the action of crystalline silica (SiO2) in cases of proven quartz dust disease (silicosis or silico-tuberculosis)
    13. 4113 Lung cancer or laryngeal cancer caused by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons upon detection of a cumulative dose of at least 100 benzo (a) pyrene years [μg / m3] X years]
    14. 4114 Lung cancer caused by the interaction of asbestos fiber dust and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons upon detection of the effect of a cumulative dose corresponding to a probability of causation of at least 50% in accordance with Appendix 2
    15. 4115 Pulmonary fibrosis due to extreme and long-lasting effects of welding fumes and welding gases - (siderofibrosis)
  3. 42 Diseases due to organic dusts

    1. 4201 Exogenous allergic alveolitis
    2. 4202 Diseases of the deeper respiratory tract and lungs by raw cotton, raw flat or crude hemp dust (Byssinose)
    3. 4203 Adenocarcinomas of the nasal sinuses and paranasal sinuses due to dusts from oak or beech wood
  4. 43 Obstructive respiratory diseases

    1. 4301 Obstructive pulmonary disease (including rhinopathy) caused by allergenic agents which has compelled the omission of all activities which were or may be the cause of the onset, worsening or resurgence of the disease
    2. 4302 Obstructive pulmonary diseases caused by chemically-irritative or toxic substances have forced the omission of all activities that were or may be responsible for the onset, worsening or resurgence of the disease
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