Each case of lung cancer is different, and the probability of you or your loved one’s lung cancer to be cured will depend on the type of cancer and the progression of the disease. However, localized cases of lung cancer have a five-year survival rate of 56% according to the American Lung Association.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer and believe that the cause could be exposure to something other than chemicals ingested from smoking, you may be entitled to financial awards if we are able to identify the liable party. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case.
Smoking Is Not the Only Cause of Lung Cancer
Non-smokers who are diagnosed with lung cancer may be at a loss as to how they developed the disease. There are two culprits of lung cancer that are not often spoken about but can be deadly: radon and asbestos.
Radon is a Silent, Odorless Killer
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is odorless and colorless, and for these reasons often goes undetected, even if it is present in dangerous levels. You may be particularly susceptible to radon-induced lung cancer if you:
- Live or work in a garden-level apartment or office
- Work underground, especially if you harvest uranium
- Spend substantial time in a basement-level space
- Spent substantial time in any indoor space where radon testing is not regularly conducted
Radon is created when uranium breaks down in soil, water, or rock, and is considered harmless if breathed in small amounts in the natural course of life. If radon is released in a sealed indoor setting and is not detected and ventilated, then its radioactive property can make those breathing the radon susceptible to lung cancer. Radon is responsible for approximately 20-21,000 lung cancer deaths each year.
Asbestos: A Diminishing Yet Still-Present Threat
Asbestos was outlawed decades ago once it was linked to increased rates of lung cancer. However, asbestos fibers are still present in some older structures, and groups such as demolition crews and firemen may be especially susceptible to asbestos-induced lung cancer.
Asbestos is responsible for approximately 6,000 lung cancer deaths each year.
Know the Symptoms of Lung Cancer
Because exposure to harmful chemicals like radon and asbestos is often undetectable in the present, it is important to pay attention for signs that exposure has caused more serious problems such as lung cancer. The symptoms of lung cancer include:
- Persistent coughing that does not go away
- Chest pain and/or tightness
- Coughing up blood
- Unexplained weight loss
- Recurring infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia
If you experience any of these signs of lung cancer, seek medical attention. If you are diagnosed with lung cancer and believe that exposure to harmful substances like asbestos or radon may be at fault, you may be entitled to financial awards. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case.
Our Team Will Handle Your Case
Our goal is to ensure that you do not endure any more harm than you already have. We will handle your legal case from start to finish, meeting with you and:
- Consulting your doctors, obtaining any testimony that a harmful chemical may have caused your cancer
- Identifying any potentially liable parties, such as employers, landlords, or business owners who failed to protect you from breathing harmful chemicals
- Ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process
If we are able to prove liability, you could be entitled to compensation covering:
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
You may be awarded additional compensation depending on the specifics of your case. Do not wait to call, as the statute of limitations generally limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit.
Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case. You pay nothing upfront and nothing unless we win.