Lung cancer can go into remission; however, physicians are hesitant to say that the disease ever truly goes away.
If doctors catch lung cancer early, when the tumor is very small and has not extended into any blood vessels, the outlook is more positive. Surgery to remove part or all of the lung, along with possible chemotherapy, is helpful for treating stage one cancer.
Patients with stage one are “cured” if their cancer does not return after five years. Physicians still remain cautious using the word “cured” due to the unpredictable nature of cancer.
Causes of Cancer
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are three main causes of lung cancer: smoking, exposure to asbestos, and radon. The use of tobacco products is the leading cause with every nine out of 10 lung cancers associated with smoking.
Long-term exposure to harmful and addictive products like tobacco has resulted in a lung cancer diagnosis for heavy smokers throughout the United States. Big tobacco companies often failed to acknowledge or warn consumers about the potential risks to their health.
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The fibers or dust from asbestos can cause various types of lung disease when one breathes them in. Asbestos is the number one risk factor for developing mesothelioma, an especially aggressive and dangerous form of cancer.
Mesothelioma develops in the layers of tissue surrounding the lungs. While treatment options exist, there is no cure for this form of cancer.
Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is a radioactive gas found naturally in the ground. When the gas invades buildings through cracks in the wall, those who breathe the gas for long periods of time are at high risk for developing lung cancer.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Surgeon General estimate that 20,000 people die each year from lung cancer caused by exposure to radon.
Experiencing physical pain and discomfort, along with extensive medical bills, isn’t fair. Large corporations were often aware but did little to educate consumers or to stop using products and materials known to cause harm.
If this happened to you, we can help. While each case is different, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
How Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Can Help
The uncertainty of whether your lung cancer ever truly goes away follows you throughout your life. Regular visits with your doctors can cause you anxiety as you await news of the cancer’s return.
No one should have to deal with such uneasiness throughout their life due to the negligence of large, for-profit corporations.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we work hard to secure the compensation you deserve. Our legal team aggressively takes on insurance companies who try to delay or deny your claim.
Do not accept an offer from the insurance company without running it by our team first. Once you accept their offer, you may forfeit your right to pursue a civil action later should your cancer return.
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We offer free case evaluations, leaving you nothing to lose by discussing your case with us. Our legal team also works on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless we collect compensation for you.
Time for pursuing a civil claim is limited due to the statute of limitations. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm helps people with lung cancer nationwide. No matter where you live, we can help. Our experience has led us to help thousands of victims like you.
A lung cancer diagnosis changes your life and results in physical, financial, and emotional stress. No one knows for certain if their cancer will ever return. While we can’t predict your medical future, we can help protect your best interests moving forward.
If you recently received a diagnosis of lung cancer and you have a history of exposure to asbestos, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now at (800) 217-6099.