Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States behind smoking, and unlike smoking, exposure to radon gas is often not obvious. How long does radon exposure take to cause cancer? Though each case is unique, the general consensus is that lung cancer can develop anywhere from five to 25 years after exposure to carcinogenic levels of radon, with most cases occurring between 15 and 25 years after exposure.
If a doctor diagnosed you or a loved one with lung cancer, and you believe that radon exposure was a causal or contributing factor, we can help. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 for a free case review. We work on a contingency basis, so you don’t pay unless we win.
Radon Exposure Can Be Fatal
Radon is responsible for the death of approximately 21,000 lung cancer patients each year. If you are experiencing the symptoms of radon-induced lung cancer, it is critical that you seek medical attention. Some lung cancer symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness and/or pain
- Unexplained weight loss
- A persistent cough that does not go away
- Bone pain
- Coughing up blood
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see a doctor. If radon exposure could be a cause for your lung cancer, you may be entitled to financial compensation, and a lawyer could be of great help in forming your case.
What a Radon Exposure Lawyer Can Do for You
If your doctor diagnosed you with lung cancer, and you believe that exposure to radon was the cause, then we want to ensure you that you do not have to endure any more harm without the liable party contributing to your medical costs and related expenses. To achieve this goal, our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will:
- Come to you to discuss your case and find out where you believe your radon exposure is most likely to have occurred
- Investigate the potential locations for your exposure to radon, take tests where appropriate, and unearth all documentation that could confirm your suspicions
- Initiate legal proceedings and handle the legal duties required to complete your pursuit of compensation
- Protect your rights throughout the legal process
Facing a battle with lung cancer is daunting, and we want to take the legal process of pursuing compensation off your plate. Pursuing such compensation could reduce your financial burden for treatment, as well as compensate you for additional costs stemming from your diagnosis.
Call us today at (800) 794-0444 for a free case review.
Awards You May Be Entitled to Receive in a Radon Exposure Case
If someone else is responsible for your exposure to radon, you may be entitled to compensation covering:
- Past medical expenses
- Present and future medical expenses
- Lost wages due to your cancer
- Diminished earning capacity due to your cancer
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages against the liable party
If the responsible party failed to properly inspect a property for radon or failed to remove radon that they knew of, an unreasonable level of risk was placed on you. Our goal is to establish that a violation of your rights occurred because the liable party failed their duty to you as an employee, tenant, or civilian.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 794-0444
Do Not Wait to Contact a Lawyer Regarding Lung Cancer and Radon Exposure
Bringing a radon exposure case against the liable party may be subject to a statute of limitations. Do not wait, call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444. You pay nothing upfront and nothing unless we win.