Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that is created when uranium is broken down in water, soil, or rock. Radon exists all around us, and most of us breathe it in and out with little to no harm inflicted on our bodies.
However, if radon is released in a confined space and goes undetected, it can eventually cause lung cancer in those who breathe it. If your doctor diagnosed you with lung cancer, and you believe that radon exposure could be a causal or contributory factor, then you may be entitled to financial compensation. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case. We work on a contingency basis, so you do not pay us until we win.
How Long Radon Stays in Your Body, Under Normal Circumstances
When you breathe a non-dangerous amount of radon, it typically stays in your body for a couple days. After that time, you breathe the particles out with little to no harm inflicted on your body. You can visit the Center for Disease Control to find out how you can protect yourself and your family from radon.
For radon to cause lung cancer, it must be breathed regularly, and thus stay in the body for a longer period, changing the cells, and ultimately resulting in cancer. If you live, work, or spend substantial time in an indoor space where radon is present, then you will likely maintain an unsafe level of radioactive radon particles in your body, specifically your lungs.
For this reason, some groups may be at a higher risk of developing radon poisoning that could eventually result in lung cancer. Some of these groups include:
- Those who live or work in garden-level apartments or offices
- Those who live in areas with a high concentration of uranium
- Those who spend substantial time in basement-level rooms
- Those who work underground, especially those who harvest uranium
- Anyone who spends substantial time in a space not regularly tested for radon levels
If radon stays in the body for any sustained period of time, the cells in your body fighting the radon’s radioactive properties could eventually transform in a way that makes them more susceptible to becoming cancerous. If the presence of radon was due to poor oversight by someone in charge of the environment, you could be entitled to awards.
For a free case review, call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444.
Know the Signs of Radon Poisoning
Most victims of radon exposure breathe the dangerous gas without knowing it until a more serious problem arises. Often that problem is lung cancer, so it is important to know the symptoms of lung cancer and seek medical attention immediately if you are experiencing them. Lung cancer symptoms and causes may include:
- Persistent coughing that does not go away
- Chest pain and/or tightness
- Unexplained weight loss
- Recurring infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis
- Coughing up blood
If you have experienced any of these symptoms, seek medical attention. If your doctor diagnosed you with lung cancer, and you believe exposure to radon could be a cause, then we can help you build your case.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 794-0444
How Our Team Can Help
We want to ensure that you do not endure any more harm than you already have if you contracted cancer from radon exposure that was not your fault. In order to achieve this goal, our team will:
- Come to you to discuss your case
- Speak with medical professionals and obtain testimony that breathing radon caused your lung cancer
- Investigate the potential cause of your radon exposure and identify the most likely liable parties
- Initiate legal action and handle all legal responsibilities from start to finish
- Protect your rights throughout the entire process
Do not wait to call, as the statute of limitations limits the time you have to take legal action. You pay nothing upfront and nothing unless we win. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 for a free case review.