While people who smoke cigarettes typically face the greatest risk of experiencing lung cancer, exposure to dangerous chemicals or substances can also cause lung cancer. For instance, you may have previous exposure to dangerous substances such as radon gas or asbestos while working for your employer. As explained by the Mayo Clinic, these are just a few risk factors that could lead to a lung cancer diagnosis.
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer in Alabama after someone else’s negligence led you to be exposed to dangerous chemicals or substances, an Alabama lung cancer lawyer can help protect your rights. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm our lung cancer attorneys will fight for fair compensation on your behalf. Upon the completion of your free consultation, our team can begin to investigate your diagnosis while fighting to hold a liable party accountable for their actions.
To learn more, contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 217-6099. We work on a contingency basis and you pay nothing unless you are awarded a settlement.
Building a Lung Cancer Claim with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm
According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 200,000 new cases of lung cancer were diagnosed in 2020, resulting in over 135,000 deaths. While the American Cancer Society also states that 80% of lung cancer deaths are thought to be caused by smoking, there is still the possibility of someone’s negligence causing your diagnosis.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm understands how difficult it can be for you and your family to cope with a lung cancer diagnosis. We also understand how difficult it may be to prove your cancer diagnosis is the fault of someone else.
With an Alabama lung cancer lawyer in your corner, our firm will conduct a full investigation into your diagnosis to determine potential instances of exposure. Once we learn how you were exposed, we will work to identify a liable party. Liability will completely depend on your unique case, and in some instances, the at-fault party could be your employer.
Even if your initial exposure to dangerous chemicals occurred many years ago, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can still fight for compensation. Additionally, our law firm will meet with your medical providers to obtain the necessary documentation for your claim. We will also gather evidence to build your case.
In the event that your claim requires a personal injury lawsuit, an Alabama lung cancer lawyer can also help you file the claim within the statute of limitations. According to Alabama Code §6-2-38, claimants generally have two years from the date of their underlying accident when seeking damages caused by negligence.
Whether your family requires a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit, you must stay mindful of this two-year deadline. If your claim is filed beyond the statute of limitations, a judge may dismiss your case.
Recovering Compensation for a Lung Cancer Diagnosis
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our team is ready to pursue justice and fair compensation for your lung cancer diagnosis. After we have conducted a thorough investigation into how your lung cancer was caused to determine a liable party, we can begin to focus on your damages.
Your damages from a lung cancer diagnosis will generally include all of your losses and out-of-pocket expenses. If your Alabama lung cancer lawyer can prove the liable party was negligent in causing your lung cancer diagnosis, you may be awarded compensation that covers a variety of your damages, such as:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future lost wages
- Reduction in quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
If your loved one lost their life due to a battle with lung cancer, the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you pursue compensation for associated damages. A successful wrongful death lawsuit may compensate your family for a variety of damages, such as funeral expenses, cremation, loss of companionship, lost financial protection, and more.
To learn more about seeking compensation for your damages, contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.
Lung Cancer Risk Factors and Exposures
The American Cancer Society cites several causes of lung cancer that cannot be controlled. For instance, while air pollution is thought to cause about 5% of all deaths from lung cancer, there is generally no way to avoid this risk factor when living in heavily populated areas of the country. Another potential lung cancer risk factor you cannot prevent is radiation therapy to the lungs for cancer treatments.
On the other hand, the American Cancer Society lists several lung cancer risk factors and exposures that can be prevented. Aside from tobacco smoke and secondhand smoking, these risk factors include:
- Exposure to radon and other radioactive materials
- Diesel exhaust
- Inhaled chemicals, like arsenic, or minerals, like asbestos
Many of these cancer-causing agents, known as carcinogens, are present in workplaces, and if they caused your cancer, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
Contact an Alabama Lung Cancer Lawyer Today from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm
Proving someone’s negligence caused your lung cancer requires a lot of work. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with lung cancer from the fault of someone else, call the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 217-6099. Following the completion of a free review of your case, our firm can begin to fight for compensation on your behalf.