Radon poisoning often manifests as lung cancer, and it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms so that you may seek medical attention as soon as they arise. If your doctor diagnosed you with lung cancer, and you believe that radon exposure may be a cause or contributing factor, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 for a free case review. There may be time constraints on your ability to bring legal action against a liable party, so do not wait.
Radon Is the Second-Leading Cause of Lung Cancer
Radon is often overlooked as a cause of lung cancer because smoking gets much-warranted attention. However, there are approximately 21,000 radon-related lung cancer deaths each year, a high figure that, like smoking, includes many preventable deaths.
Certain subsets of the population may have an elevated risk of radon exposure, which could manifest as lung cancer over the course of five to 25 years. These groups include:
- Those who work underground, especially those who harvest uranium
- Those who spend large amounts of time in basements
- Those living in garden-level apartments
- Those who spend any significant amount of time in buildings that have not been tested for radon
Radon is all around us, as it is the natural byproduct of uranium’s breakdown in soil, water, and rock. When radon is confined in a well-sealed space and accumulates without being released, dangerous levels emerge and present a high risk of lung cancer to those who spend time in such a space.
Know the Symptoms of Lung Cancer
Radon poisoning too often only comes to a person’s attention once cells in the lungs turn cancerous. It is important to seek help once you recognize the symptoms of lung cancer, which include:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness and/or pain
- Coughing up blood
- Persistent infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia
- Bone pain
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, seek medical attention. If a doctor determines that you have lung cancer and radon exposure may be a cause, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 794-0444
How a Lawyer Can Help if You Have Lung Cancer Related to Radon Poisoning
If your doctor diagnosed you with lung cancer, and you believe radon exposure could be the cause, our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm wants to make sure that the cause of your lung cancer can not harm you any further. We will:
- Come to you to discuss and document your case
- Meet with medical professionals to obtain testimony that radon poisoning is a potential cause of your lung cancer
- Investigate for poisoning at the locations you believe have elevated levels of radon
- Collect any available documentation that suggests elevated levels of radon existed, or show that the liable parties failed to conduct proper testing
- Initiate your case and handle all the legal steps necessary to complete a settlement or judgment
- Protect your rights throughout the legal process
Awards You May Be Entitled to Receive in a Radon Exposure Case
If your radon exposure liability claim is successful, you could be entitled to a number of awards, including those covering:
- Past medical expenses
- Present and future medical expenses
- Lost wages due to your cancer
- Diminished earning capacity
- Long-term disability
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages against the liable party
Employers, landlords, municipalities, and business owners have a duty to protect their employees, residents, citizens, and customers from unsafe levels of radon. When they fail to provide basic safety, they must be held accountable.
If a doctor diagnosed you or a loved one with lung cancer that was possibly caused by radon exposure, we can help. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 for a free case review. You pay nothing upfront and nothing unless we win.