It can take 40 years or longer to see symptoms of lung cancer from asbestos.
Despite being linked to cancer, asbestos is still a permitted material for builders and other professionals in America to use. Breathing and/or ingesting asbestos fibers or dust can cause lung cancer and other lung-related health conditions. The health effects resulting from asbestos exposure are:
- Lung cancer
- Mesothelioma, for which the only known cause is breathing asbestos
These conditions are marked by symptoms, which include:
- Shortness of breath
- A persistent cough that does not go away after a long period of time
- Chest tightness and/or pain
- Coughing up blood
- Unexplained weight loss
- Recurring respiratory infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia
If you have experienced any of these symptoms, seek medical attention. If you are diagnosed with lung cancer or another condition potentially linked to asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to damages.
Asbestos in Homes
PBS reports that as many as 30 million homes likely contain some level of asbestos. It is safe to assume that many of those living, working, or regularly residing among asbestos are not aware of its presence. Because these individuals were not given notice about asbestos, they are at a higher risk to develop it. Some places that asbestos may be lurking include:
- Insulation around pipes
- Insulation in walls and attics
- Insulation around furnaces and other heat-emitting devices
- Vinyl flooring
- Certain shingles and roofing material
- Heat-resistant fabrics
If you have lung cancer, consider that you may currently be living or working somewhere where asbestos is present. You may have also worked in a place where asbestos was present. Depending on the situation, you may be able to hold another party liable for any damages related to your asbestos exposure, including but not limited to the cost of your cancer treatments.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 794-0444
What Our Team of Asbestos Attorneys Will Do for You
If you choose to pursue financial damages, we want to ensure that you do not sustain any more harm than you already have. We will aim to achieve this goal by:
- Coming to you to discuss your case
- Meeting with medical professionals and documenting their opinion(s) that asbestos could be a cause of your cancer
- Collecting and documenting all evidence in your case for use at trial
- Initiating the legal process and handling all legal responsibilities from start to finish
- Protecting your rights
If we can show that an asbestos exposure due to someone else’s negligence caused your diagnosis, we will pursue monetary compensation on your behalf.
Possible Damages in An Asbestos Exposure Case
If we are able to establish another party’s negligence in relation to your asbestos exposure, you could recover damages including:
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Each case is different. You may receive compensation for additional damages based on the details of your case.
Do Not Wait to Call an Asbestos Lawyer
There may be a time limit on your ability to file a lawsuit. Do not wait and risk jeopardizing your right to recover compensation. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case. The initial consultation is free, and we do not accept attorney’s fees unless and until we win your case.