Many people think that asbestos is a relic of the past, but asbestos is still being used today in homes, schools, places of work, and countless other structures despite its links to lung cancer.
If you or a loved one received a diagnosis of lung cancer, and you believe exposure to asbestos may be the cause, we can help you pursue financial compensation. Call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 for a free case review.
Asbestos Is Still Not Banned in the United States
Asbestos is linked to lung-related health conditions, with lung cancer being the most serious. Countless studies have shown that breathing asbestos fibers and dust creates scarring in the lungs that will eventually turn to lung cancer if left untreated, yet an estimated 30 million homes in the United States contain some amount of asbestos.
Many countries have banned asbestos completely due to its carcinogenic properties, but the United States has not. Some places in a home where you may find asbestos include:
- Insulation in attics and walls, around pipes, and in areas adjacent to heat-emitting devices
- In vinyl flooring and other vinyl materials
- In heat-resistant fabrics
- In certain types of roofing and shingles
You may work in an office, attend a school, or live in a home built using asbestos without realizing it. If you are breathing asbestos particles or dust, you may be at a high risk of developing lung cancer.
Asbestos Is a Known Cause of Lung Cancer
Though lung cancer may take decades to develop after your exposure to asbestos, there is no denying the link between breathing asbestos dust and fibers and the onset of lung cancer. While our lungs can fight the harmful effects of asbestos in small amounts, over time, the fibrous mineral will cause scarring that can turn cells cancerous.
The three primary lung conditions linked to breathing asbestos are:
- Mesothelioma, for which the only known cause is asbestos
- Lung cancer
If you receive a diagnosis with any of these conditions, then you may be entitled to financial compensation depending on the circumstances of your exposure. If you did not receive a diagnosis, it is important that you keep an eye out for the signs of lung cancer and seek medical attention if they emerge. Symptoms of lung cancer include:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Chest pain and/or tightness
- Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
- Recurring infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis
- Coughing up blood
- Unexplained weight loss
You may be entitled to awards if these symptoms, and a subsequent lung cancer diagnosis, are the result of asbestos exposure. While there is no actual average settlement for lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure, it is important to speak to an attorney if you have developed lung cancer after asbestos exposure. Call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 for a free case review.
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What Our Team Will Do for Your Lung Cancer Case
Our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm want to limit you to any further harm from asbestos exposure without fair warning. We will achieve this goal by:
- Coming to you to discuss your case
- Documenting medical professionals’ opinions that asbestos may have caused your lung cancer
- Initiating the legal process and handling the legal aspects of your case from start to finish
- Protecting your rights throughout the legal process
If we can show that another party is responsible for your asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to awards covering:
- Treatment for your lung cancer
- Lost wages due to your cancer
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages against the liable party
The circumstances of your case could entitle you to additional awards, as each asbestos exposure case is unique.
Call Us Today to Discuss Your Asbestos Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Do not wait to call a lawyer, as there may be a statute of limitations limiting your ability to bring legal action after a certain amount of time has passed. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos, we can help. Call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case.
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