A lung cancer diagnosis is life-changing and frightening, whether it is your own or a loved one’s. Cancer is sometimes the result of negligence, or someone’s negligence can make the disease worse. It could be an employer who did not create a safe work environment, a doctor who misdiagnosed a patient, or a landlord who did not properly maintain their housing. These scenarios all expose you and others to hazards that can result in lung cancer.
You can get compensation for missed work, medical bills, and other hardships you have suffered because of your diagnosis. Whoever is to blame for your lung cancer diagnosis, we will face them head on.
We want to put a Texas lung cancer lawyer on your team. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 217-6099. We can discuss your case with you. The consultation is free, and you only pay us if we win. We can hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence, and fight to get you what you need. Our team of lawyers knows what it takes to put together a successful lawsuit, and we do not back down from a tough case.
Lung Cancer Is Common and Costly
Lung cancer is common in the United States. In the state of Texas, lung cancer is among the most common types of cancer, according to Texas Health and Human Services. It can cost years of life and hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages, and your illness can negatively affect your quality of life for some time as well.
You should get compensation if your lung cancer was because of someone else’s negligence. You can seek payment for things such as:
- Missed time at work
- Costly treatments including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or immunotherapy
- Ongoing medications and treatments
- Appointments with your medical team
You can also receive money to compensate you for your pain and suffering. Lung cancer is painful, and it can make it nearly impossible to enjoy the life you once did. It can also wreak havoc on your long-term household financial status. Your family may need to take time off of work to help with your care. You should not have to incur debt, sell assets, or take any other drastic measures for something that was not your fault.
The statute of limitations for your case will typically fall within a two-year time frame, according to Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §16.003 and §74.251. Exceptions may apply, but this two-year rule typically applies to medical malpractice, general personal injury, or even wrongful death if a loved one died. When you call, we at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can tell you whether your case is within the statute of limitations set by the state of Texas.
Hazards in the Home or Workplace Can Cause Lung Cancer
There are two top causes of lung cancer that may be the result of someone else’s negligence: asbestos and radon. We certainly trust that the buildings we live and work in are safe places for us. Sometimes, though, they harbor dangers that can cause us immediate or long-term injuries and illness. It is the responsibility of the owners and managers of these buildings to ensure they are free of hazards.
Exposure to asbestos may not result in lung cancer immediately. Lung cancer can sometimes develop decades after exposure to asbestos. Asbestos can also lead to diseases that progress into cancer. Even if it has been many years since you worked or lived near asbestos, you may still have a case. A Texas lung cancer lawyer knows the particulars of the statute of limitations related to these cases.
Radon is an environmental factor that can often cause lung cancer, according to the American Lung Association. It is colorless and odorless, so it can be hard to detect, but there are ways to keep radon from getting into homes and other buildings. If a building manager or landlord did not take appropriate measures to keep radon out of your home or workplace, and you were diagnosed with lung cancer, they may be liable.
Misdiagnosis Does Happen
We rely on our doctors and medical professionals to give us sound advice. When we do not get an accurate diagnosis, the time lost can be catastrophic. Early diagnosis is key when treating any kind of cancer, including lung cancer.
Unfortunately, doctors can sometimes misinterpret symptoms or misread test results. Your doctor may have dismissed you or not given you the attention you needed. A misdiagnosis can lead to further suffering and later treatment. The doctor or healthcare system you relied on may be liable for damages if you can prove they were negligent in some way
Caregivers Deserve Compensation
If you are pursuing a lawsuit on behalf of a family member who has died, we can help. Even those near and dear to the cancer patient can suffer greatly. You may need compensation to cover any costs of medical bills and expenses, as well as costs for a funeral. You may even be able to pursue awards for non-economic forms of loss, such as the loss of companionship. These awards are nothing compared to the cost of losing your loved one, but they can help you handle financial struggles after their passing.
We Can Help with Your Case
Lung cancer changes everything. It can cost time, money, and mental wellbeing. You may have been exposed to the hazards that caused your lung cancer for years without knowing it.
You are not responsible for the negligence of others. Your lung cancer diagnosis may not have been your fault, and you should get compensation for your damages. Call us to discuss the aspects of your case including the statute of limitations, details about your diagnosis, and potential awards for your pain and suffering.
Call us now for a free consultation about your case. You will not pay anything unless we win. The team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has the experience to help you with your lawsuit. Get a Texas lung cancer lawyer on your side. We want to help you and your family. Pick up the phone and call (800) 217-6099 to hear what we can do for you.