Radon is an odorless, invisible gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. If you or a loved one received a diagnosis of lung cancer, especially if you are a non-smoker, then consider that radon exposure may be a possible cause of your illness.
If you believe or know that radon exposure has caused your lung cancer, then we can help you pursue any financial compensation you are entitled to receive. Call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case.
Radon Is a Potentially Fatal Killer
The average person connects lung cancer with smoking, but radon, smoking, and lung cancer have a more complicated relationship. The overwhelming notion that cigarettes are the main cause of lung cancer may detract from the second-leading cause of lung cancer: radon.
Radon is responsible for an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. That makes it a serious threat, and one that is largely preventable. Radon has no odor or taste and results from the breakdown of uranium in water, soil, or rock. People may be exposed to radon for years without being aware, until the adverse health effects of radon start to become apparent.
Some demographics who are particularly susceptible to radon exposure include:
- Those who live in garden-level apartments
- Those who work underground, especially those who harvest uranium
- Those who spend significant time in basements
- Those who live in regions where soil, water, and/or rock conditions are particularly susceptible to uranium breakdown
- Anybody who spends time in a building where radon detection steps are foregone
The Symptoms of Radon-Induced Lung Cancer
If you or a loved one are experiencing the symptoms of lung cancer potentially caused by radon exposure, it is imperative that you seek medical attention. Symptoms of lung cancer include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Persistent coughing
- Unexplained weight loss
- Coughing up blood
- Bone pain
If you have experienced or are experiencing any of these symptoms, seek medical attention. If you are given a lung cancer diagnosis and believe that radon may be the cause, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help offset the cost of treatment. We can help, so call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case.
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What Our Team Will Do for You
If you believe radon exposure caused you or your loved one’s lung cancer, then we will help you build a legal case against the liable party. Our team’s primary goal is to ensure that you endure no more harm than you already have, and we will:
- Come to you to discuss and document your case
- Speak with medical professionals about your condition and document their testimony that radon exposure could be a cause
- Conduct thorough testing for radon in any place you frequent that has a high potential for exposure
- Initiate legal action and handle all aspects of your legal case from start to finish
- Protect your rights throughout the entirety of the legal process
If you are facing a battle with lung cancer, allow us to handle the path to financial compensation for you.
Awards You Could Be Entitled to Receive in a Radon Exposure Case
Whether it is the fault of your employer, landlord, or other responsible parties, you may be entitled to financial awards if investigations find some party at fault for you or your loved one’s radon exposure. Awards you may be entitled to receive include:
- Past medical expenses
- Present and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Wrongful death expenses
These are just a few broadly defined awards, and you could be entitled to additional compensation depending on the circumstances of your case. Our clients pay nothing upfront and nothing unless we secure a settlement or judgment. Call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case.