Treatment is necessary as soon as you start to show symptoms of lung cancer. A doctor can determine your proper course after a diagnosis. The treatment you need will depend on the stage of your cancer.
There are two types of lung cancer: small cell and non-small cell. The stages of non-small cell lung cancer are:
- Stage I: In this stage, the cancer is in the lungs and has not spread to the lymph nodes. Cancer in this stage is likely treatable with surgery.
- Stage II: In this stage of lung cancer, the disease stays in the lungs but has also spread to nearby lymph nodes. Treatment is a combination of surgery and chemotherapy.
- Stage III: In stage III of lung cancer, the cancer has spread to lymph nodes in the chest. Treatment is a combination of chemotherapy, surgeries, and other forms of therapy.
- Stage IV: At this stage, the purpose of treatment is to control the cancer, instead of cure. In this stage, the cancer expands from the lungs to organs throughout the body.
The stages of small cell lung cancer are:
- Limited: The cancer remains in one lung or in lymph nodes on that same side.
- Extensive: The cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
The stages of lung cancer reinforce the importance of getting a medical professional to review your health. Some of the symptoms of lung cancer to look out for are:
- Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
- Pain or tightness in the chest
- Recurring infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis
- Coughing up blood
- Unexplained weight loss
If you or your loved one’s lung cancer diagnosis was not a result of smoking, it could be a result of exposure to harmful substances. If this is the case, you may be entitled to financial damages.
A Lawyer Can Help If Your Lung Cancer Was Caused by Dangerous Substances
Radon and asbestos are two of the most common causes of lung cancer, aside from smoking, according to Environmental Health.
Both radon and asbestos are naturally occurring. Radon often accumulates in indoor spaces without the knowledge of occupants. Homes, schools, and offices may contain asbestos. Many people also suffered asbestos exposure when using talcum powder.
If either of these substances caused your lung cancer, our team can help you identify the liable party and initiate legal action. We will:
- Discuss the circumstances of your exposure, and the most likely liable parties
- Obtain testimony from medical professionals about your exposure as a cause of your cancer
- Manage the entirety of the legal process
- Protect your legal rights
Potential Damages in a Radon or Asbestos Exposure Claim
If we are successful, you could be entitled to damages covering:
- The cost of your cancer treatment
- Lost wages
- Long-term disability
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages against the liable party
These are only a few of the potential damages you may be able to recover. The specifics of your claim may entitle you to further damages.
Do not wait to call. Your case is likely subject to a statute of limitations that may limit your window to seek legal action. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case.
You do not pay a fee unless we win.