Many victims do not realize their exposure to poisonous levels of asbestos until a serious condition arises, such as lung cancer. Even the first signs of asbestos poisoning can be difficult to detect.
If you or a loved one received a diagnosis of lung cancer and believe exposure to asbestos may be a causal or contributing factor, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case.
Asbestos Is Cancer-Causing, and it Is More Prevalent Than Most Know
Some falsely cite asbestos as a long-gone example of how we have evolved in our knowledge of cancer-causing materials. In fact, asbestos is used regularly today, often in spaces where we spend the most time, including:
- Places of employment
An estimated 30 million American homes contain some amount of asbestos. It remains in so many homes because asbestos is fire-resistant, making it a logical choice for insulation and other building materials – if it were safe.
Asbestos Is Known to Cause Lung Cancer
Asbestos has been linked closely to three lung conditions that can prove fatal. They are:
- Lung cancer
According to the CDC, combined cases of asbestos exposure to mesothelioma killed more than 45,000 people between the years 1999 to 2015. Certain populations may be at an increased risk of exposure to asbestos dust and fibers that are the primary cause of these conditions. These groups include:
- Construction workers
- Auto repair workers
- Shipyard workers
- Navy veterans
- Asbestos miners
- Asbestos factory workers
Truthfully, anyone exposed to improperly installed or old asbestos over long periods of time could eventually develop a lung disease. This is even more concerning since that asbestos is still being used today, with some estimating the United States imported more than 6,000 tons of asbestos between 2011 and March 2019.
Despite its prevalence, you have a right to know if you are living, working, or spending time in a building with asbestos. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer and believe exposure to asbestos is the cause, a lawyer can help you take legal action against the liable party.
For a free case review, call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444.
How Our Team Can Help
If you or a loved one received a diagnosis of lung cancer that could be caused by asbestos exposure, we can help. Our team wants to ensure that you do not endure any more harm than you already have, and we will aim to achieve this goal by:
- Coming to you to discuss your case
- Documenting medical professionals’ opinions that asbestos could be the cause of your lung cancer
- Initiating the legal process and handling all legal responsibilities from the first meeting through the completion of a judgment or settlement
- Protecting your rights throughout the legal process
If we secure a favorable judgment or settlement, you may be entitled to awards covering:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Lost wages due to your cancer
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
You may be entitled to additional awards based on the circumstances of your case, as all asbestos exposure cases are different.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 794-0444
Don’t Wait, Call at the First Signs of Asbestos Poisoning
Each state has a statute of limitations, or deadline, that generally limits your ability to bring legal action in these sorts of cases to a number of years starting on the date you discovered your asbestos-induced health condition. Do not wait, call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case.
You pay nothing upfront and nothing unless we win.