Radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. A primary difference between these two causes is that while many smokers accept the risk of developing lung cancer, being exposed to radon is almost never a conscious choice. Often someone is liable if you have received a diagnosis of lung cancer caused by radon exposure.
If you or a loved one received a diagnosis of cancer and believe that radon gas may have played a role in cancer’s onset, we want to help. Call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to speak about your case.
Radon Gas Can Be Deadly
Radon gas is not typically considered a primary cause of cancer. This mistake may be because smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, but radon is a prevalent driver of lung cancer as well. In fact, an estimated 21,000 lung cancer patients who developed the disease from radon exposure die each year.
Radon gas is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that occurs naturally when the element uranium breaks down in soil, water, or rock. When this happens outdoors, then radon is typically of little to no threat. When radon is released indoors and is either undetected or not properly removed, then the results can be deadly.
Unfortunately, those who are being poisoned by radon have no idea that it is occurring until it is too late. While radon is not particularly difficult or expensive to detect, many building owners and managers fail to check their buildings for exposure to potentially deadly radon levels.
If Radon Exposure Caused Your Lung Cancer, We Can Help
If you believe that exposure to radon may have caused your lung cancer, we can help you in your pursuit of compensation. Our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will:
- Come to you to discuss your case
- Talk to medical professionals to clinically assess radon toxicity and explain why radon exposure is a potential or likely cause of your lung cancer
- Document your medical records and the opinions of medical professionals for use at trial and/or settlement negotiations
- Conduct radon level tests in the sites where exposure to radon is most likely
- Interview your employer, building manager, or other potentially liable parties to ask why they did not conduct proper radon-level tests
- Initiate legal proceedings on your behalf and handle all legal responsibilities from start to finish
- Protect your rights throughout the entirety of the legal process
If you or your loved one received a lung cancer diagnosis, this is not a time to try to fight for compensation on your own. We want to help ensure that you do not endure any more hardship than you already have. Call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to speak about your case.
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Awards You May Be Entitled to Receive in a Case of Lung Cancer Caused by Radon Exposure
If investigations find that a liable party, such as an employer or building owner, failed to conduct the necessary tests to detect the presence of radon, then you could be entitled to financial awards. These awards may cover:
- Any surgeries necessitated by your lung cancer
- The cost of past appointments, scans, tests, hospital stays, and other medical costs related to your lung cancer
- The cost of future medical bills stemming from your lung cancer
- Lost wages due to your inability to work
- Diminished earning capacity resulting from the onset of your cancer
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages against the liable party
Do not wait to call a lawyer if you received a diagnosis of lung cancer caused by radon exposure or believe your diagnosis may be radon-related. Every state has a statute of limitations that generally limits your ability to bring a negligence claim. Your state’s statute of limitations typically starts on the discovery date of the cancer. Even if your deadline passed, we want to hear from you, as there are exceptions to these statutes.
You pay nothing out of pocket, and we only take a fee if you win. Call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to speak about your case.