The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) notes that many toxic substances may cause a person to develop lung cancer and other associated health concerns.
These substances include:
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm understands the implications of a lung cancer diagnosis on your quality of life. You can work with a Hawaii lung cancer lawyer to hold those responsible for your losses financially accountable. Your lawyer can consult with your health care team, identify all liable parties, and seek compensation for your various expenses.
You can learn more about your options in a free case review by dialing (800) 217-6099.
Liable Parties Following a Lung Cancer Diagnosis
According to the American Lung Association (ALA), exposure to asbestos or radon can increase a person’s likelihood of developing lung cancer. While asbestos is legal to use within the United States, and exposure to radon is regulated, you can still take legal action against the party (or parties) responsible for your health condition. In the same vein, you may have a medical malpractice case against a negligent health care professional who did not provide their field’s accepted standard of care.
You may not need to pursue compensation through a lawsuit. When you work with a Hawaii lung cancer lawyer, they will first work to settle your case through pre-trial negotiations. They will present the liable party with the cost of your expenses and assert that because of their negligence, you deserve fair compensation. If asbestos contributed to your lung cancer diagnosis, you may be able to seek financial recovery through one of the many trusts set in place to compensate sick claimants.
Yet, if a pre-trial settlement is not possible, then your lawyer will file a lawsuit and advocate for your rights in court. When you get in touch with the legal team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we can explain the obligations that go into building a successful lawsuit. You can reach out to our law firm today to learn more.
A Hawaii Lung Cancer Lawyer Can Navigate the Legal Process
Your lawyer’s ultimate goal is to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and other associated losses.
Some services that your legal team may perform include:
Sending a Demand Letter to the Insurance Company
A demand letter outlines the details of your situation and requests compensation from a liable party as per the Legal Information Institute. Your lawyer may explain how your lung cancer developed and how the liable party contributed to your condition. This is one of the first steps that your lawyer will take to resolve your situation. Should the recipient be open to a conversation, a Hawaii lung cancer lawyer can negotiate for a settlement on your behalf.
Filing a Lung Cancer Lawsuit
Should the liable party refuse to negotiate or otherwise accept responsibility for your condition, you may have to go to court to fight for compensation. A lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will help you file your case and carry out its necessary obligations.
In service of your lawsuit, your lawyer may:
- Draft and send your complaint to the appropriate court
- Evaluate the extent of your expenses
- Speak with your health care team regarding your prognosis
- Present your case in court
- Cite the outcomes of other cases similar to yours
- Cross-examine witnesses
- Defend your legal goals and interests
Hawaii Revised Statutes (Haw. Rev. Stat.) §657-7, otherwise known as Hawaii’s statute of limitations, outlines how long claimants have to take action following an injury. Yet, due to the nature of your condition, this deadline may not necessarily apply to you. An attorney from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can examine your case to determine how long you have to take action.
A Hawaii Lung Cancer Lawyer Can Help You Get Financial Recovery
Before we go into detail discussing your recoverable expenses, we want to share that our legal team works on a contingency-fee-basis. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we know all about the misconceptions surrounding the cost of legal representation.
We understand that the cost of your healthcare-related expenses may put a strain on your financial resources. By offering our aid on a contingency-fee-basis, we strive to make representation accessible for injured claimants and their families.
In a contingency-fee arrangement:
- You may not have to pay anything out-of-pocket for the cost of legal representation.
- Your lawyer will not charge hourly fees for their services or require any retainers to get started on your case.
- Your lawyer will get paid out of the settlement they get for you. Otherwise, you may not have to pay their attorney’s fees.
You can call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm to learn more about contracting legal representation on a contingency-fee-basis. We offer a free initial case review, and there is no obligation.
Recoverable Damages in a Hawaii Lung Cancer Case
Upon you or a loved one receiving a lung cancer diagnosis, you may feel as though you have nowhere to turn. As your days become centered around addressing your condition, having a Hawaii lung cancer lawyer on your side can alleviate your stress and worries during this challenging period.
With guidance from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, you can start pursuing compensation for your various expenses, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Health care costs, both past and present
- Impaired quality of life
- The cost of living in a long-term care facility
- Expenses associated with wrongful death, including the decedent’s medical bills, lost income, funeral costs, and pain and suffering
A lawyer from our team can determine whether exposure to a toxic chemical or medical malpractice negatively impacted your health. If you wish to employ legal action to recoup your losses following a lung cancer diagnosis, you can reach out to Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 217-6099.