Receiving a terminal lung cancer diagnosis would trigger the most stressful time in your life. When you know that the cause of the disease was something preventable, that could leave you frustrated. However, if a company’s negligence led to your diagnosis, people with lung cancer in Nevada could seek damages to treat their disease, the pain and suffering it caused and more.
Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm to learn more about how you could recover compensation. We provide free, no-obligation consultations and will not charge you a cent unless you recover an award. Give our team a call today at (800) 217-6099 to discuss your case and learn how a Nevada lung cancer lawyer could help you get the maximum award possible.
Causes of Lung Cancer
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common cause of lung cancer remains smoking. However, other risk factors could contribute to your cancer’s development.
Many workers in the construction, demolition, plumbing, HVAC, or other service-based industries could face radon or asbestos exposure. However, anyone who lives or works in buildings with either of these harmful carcinogenic substances is at risk of exposure. If you can link your cancer back to radon or asbestos exposure, you could receive compensation for your treatment and any pain and suffering.
Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. This naturally occurring gas is colorless, odorless, and virtually undetectable unless you test for it routinely. If a landlord or property owner fails to provide radon testing, you could hold them liable for your radon exposure.
Asbestos had many industrial uses, including in construction materials, for many years. In the late 1980s, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned any new uses of this product after discovering that when asbestos is disturbed, it turns into tiny fibers that people could inhale into their lungs. Those fibers cause irritation that can lead to lung cancer or other types of cancer like mesothelioma. You could hold the companies that manufactured asbestos-containing products liable for your cancer.
What to Do After Receiving a Lung Cancer Diagnosis
While you should take some time to process the news of your diagnosis with your loved ones, it is still important to act quickly. You might consider contacting a Nevada lung cancer lawyer if you suspect a company’s negligence contributed to your cancer. An attorney can talk you through the parameters of your case and what you can expect.
Additionally, contacting a lawyer as soon as possible can help ensure that you file your claim before the two-year statute of limitations on personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits established by Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) §11.190 expires.
How a Lawyer Could Help Your Case
You might find it difficult to prove that someone else’s negligence caused your lung cancer on your own. If you have a personal injury lawyer working on your case, they could investigate the circumstances and use their resources to establish your claim.
Many asbestos manufacturers have set up trust funds for lung cancer victims. A Nevada lung cancer lawyer can determine your eligibility for these funds. Additionally, an attorney will be well-versed in finding the funds that you might be eligible to access.
If your work situation helped cause your cancer, you could file for workers’ compensation, but those claims can be hard to establish, and you might not receive enough in benefits to cover the costs of your treatment. A lawyer can negotiate with the insurance companies and try to get you the full amount of compensation you deserve under the circumstances.
Compensation You Could Claim
No amount of money can erase the effects of a lung cancer diagnosis. Still, you could recover compensation that eases the financial burdens of cancer treatment and the pain and suffering that this disease can cause you and your loved ones.
You can claim economic damages such as lost wages and medical bills, as well as noneconomic damages like pain and suffering. Types of compensation you could include in your claim include:
- Lost income: Whether you miss time away from work for treatment or to help a loved one with their cancer treatment, you could receive awards for the wages, benefits, paid leave, and other income you lost.
- Medical expenses: Receiving cancer treatment and any supplemental care can become quite expensive. You should not have to handle this financial burden on your own.
- Pain and suffering: This award compensates you and your family for emotional and mental trauma caused by the cancer diagnosis and the physical effects of your disease.
- Wrongful death: Losing a loved one to a cancer battle is never easy. While no amount of money can replace them, you could receive compensation for funeral and burial costs, the loss of their financial support, losing their companionship, and more.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Today
Receiving a lung cancer diagnosis and going through treatment for this often fatal disease is hard. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we stand ready to help you get through this trying time by fighting to get you the justice and compensation you need and deserve. We have helped many clients across the country recover millions of dollars in damages and may be able to do the same for you.
Our lawyers will not charge any fees unless you win your case, so you do not have to stress about the cost of working with an attorney. We know that cancer itself is stressful enough, which is why we are here to help you. Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our representatives. We will speak with you about your claim and determine whether you have grounds to file a lawsuit and explain what you can expect working with a Nevada lung cancer lawyer. Call us 24/7 at (800) 217-6099 to begin the process.