Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer and the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. It is responsible for approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year, but there are also many who are cured of their radon-induced lung cancer.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer and believe that radon gas exposure could be a causal or contributing factor, we can help. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at 800-794-0444 to discuss your case.
There Are Cures for Radon-Induced Lung Cancer
A lung cancer diagnosis is frightening and can be all the more stunning if you have never smoked. Breathing radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. You should know that there are paths whereby radon exposure lung cancer can be cured.
The most common treatment options for those diagnosed with lung cancer are:
- Targeted therapy
- Radiation therapy
If you or a loved one has been given a diagnosis of lung cancer, then your attending physician will go over your options and the best course of action. For those who have not been diagnosed with lung cancer, it is important to know the symptoms of radon poisoning, which is often only realized once it has become lung cancer.
Know the Symptoms of Radon Gas and Lung Cancer
Because radon is an odorless and colorless gas, it often goes undetected. Breathing radon means that radioactive particles stay in your body for unsafe periods and can result in otherwise healthy lung cells transforming in a way that makes them susceptible to cancer.
Some of the signs of potential radon-induced lung cancer are:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain and/or tightness
- Coughing up blood
- Persistent coughing that does not go away
- Recurring infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia
- Unexplained weight loss
If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention. If you are diagnosed with lung cancer and radon exposure is a potential cause, a lawyer can help you assess any legal path you may have to offset the cost of your treatment. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at 800-794-0444 to discuss your case.
What Our Team Can Do for You
While you focus on fighting your illness, our team will aim to ensure that you do not endure any more harm than you already have. We will aim to achieve this by:
- Coming to you to discuss your case
- Identifying the most likely location of radon exposure, and any parties liable to conduct testing in those locations
- Speaking with medical professionals and securing testimony that radon may have caused your lung cancer
- Initiating your case and handling all legal responsibilities from start to finish
- Ensuring that your rights are protected
If it is determined that some party did not take sufficient tests to protect you from unsafe levels of radon, they may be liable for compensation.
Compensation You May Be Awarded in a Radon Exposure Case
Each case is different, but you may be entitled to compensation covering:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
These are just a few broadly defined damages, and the details of your case may entitle you to further financial awards.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 794-0444
Do Not Wait to Call Us
State laws generally limit the time you have to take legal action for radon exposure cases. 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.