Lung cancer is commonly associated with smoking, but there are several forms and many causes of lung cancer.
If you or a loved one received a diagnosis of lung cancer, then we can help you pursue the financial compensation you may be entitled to receive. Call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 217-6099 to discuss your case.
The Various Types and Causes of Lung Cancer
The three types of lung cancer are:
- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Small-cell lung cancer
- Lung carcinoid tumor(s)
Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common and encompasses various, more specific forms of lung cancer. While smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, more overlooked are other causes such as the breathing or ingestion of dangerous substances such as radon and asbestos.
By some counts, more than 45,000 people passed away from mesothelioma, a disease associated with the inhalation of asbestos, between 1999 to 2015. Because asbestos is often invisible, and asbestos-caused lung cancer can take 20 to 71 years to develop from the first exposure, doctors and medical staff often overlook lung cancer from asbestos as a cause, but they should not.
Medical technicians and doctors similarly overlook radon as a cause of lung cancer, despite being the second-leading cause behind smoking. An estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year are linked to radon exposure.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer and believe that either radon or asbestos exposure could be the cause, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Know the Signs of Radon or Asbestos-Induced Lung Cancer
If you have not been diagnosed with lung cancer but have reason to suspect exposure to a dangerous substance, you should be aware of any signs of health trouble as soon as they arise. Symptoms of lung cancer include:
- Difficulty breathing and/or shortness of breath
- Chest pain and/or tightness
- Coughing up blood
- Unexplained weight loss
- Recurring infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia
- Difficulty swallowing
Call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 217-6099 for a free case review.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help With a Lung Cancer Case
If your doctor diagnosed you or a loved one with lung cancer, especially if you are a non-smoker, and you believe exposure to a dangerous substance may have caused your cancer, a lawyer can help. Our team will aim to ensure you do not incur any additional harm by:
- Coming to you to discuss your case, and what you believe to be the cause of your lung cancer
- Meeting with medical professionals, documenting any testimony that asbestos or radon could have caused your cancer
- Speaking with you to narrow down the likely liable party if someone else is responsible for your exposure to a dangerous substance
- Handling your legal case from start to finish
- Protecting your rights throughout the legal process
If we can show that exposure to a lung cancer-causing substance such as radon or asbestos due to someone else’s negligence caused your lung cancer, you could be entitled to financial compensation to help offset the cost of your treatment.
Awards You Could Be Entitled to Receive in a Lung Cancer Claim
If another party is found liable for exposing you to radon or asbestos, you could be entitled to awards covering:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
The details of your case could entitle you to additional awards, as each radon or asbestos exposure claim is different.
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Do Not Wait to Call a Lung Cancer Lawyer
Every state typically imposes a statute of limitations, or deadline, on asbestos and radon exposure cases, with plaintiffs generally being granted a start date from the moment they discovered their cancer in which they may bring legal action.
If you want to pursue financial compensation, we can help. Call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 217-6099 for a free case review. You pay nothing upfront and nothing unless we win.