If you would like to know what is the average settlement for lung cancer caused by radon exposure, we can offer some guidance. Figures for radon exposure-related lawsuits are few and far between, but the law is clear: if you developed lung cancer due to exposure to unsafe levels of radon, and someone else failed to test for and/or remove the gas, then you could be entitled to receive financial compensation.
If your doctor diagnosed you or a loved one with radon poisoning and/or lung cancer, we can help. Call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, so you do not pay unless we win.
What Is Radon?
Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that arises from the breakdown of uranium in soil, water, or rock. Radon is present in small amounts in most places, but when it is contained indoors and left unchecked, it can be dangerous to breathe. Breathing unsafe levels of radon for long periods of time will ultimately result in lung cancer.
Because it is undetectable to our senses and naturally occurring, radon has proven to be the second-leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. Approximately 21,000 lung cancer victims die each year due to radon exposure, many of them non-smokers who had no clue they were breathing a deadly gas.
Though anyone who lives, works, or spends substantial time in a structure not regularly tested for radon is at risk of developing lung cancer, some demographics may face an elevated risk of radon exposure. These groups include:
- Those who work underground, especially those who harvest uranium
- Those who spend substantial time in basement-level structures
- Those who live in garden-level apartments
- Anyone who spends time in a building not regularly tested for radon
Because radon can be difficult to detect, it is important you pay attention to your body’s signals that radon poisoning may be taking hold.
Know the Symptoms of Radon Poisoning and Lung Cancer
Radon poisoning is often not detected until it becomes lung cancer, so it is important to recognize potential signs of lung cancer in case they arise. The symptoms include:
- Persistent coughing
- Coughing up blood
- Chronic fatigue
- Chest pain and/or tightness
- Unexplained weight loss
- Regular infections like pneumonia or bronchitis
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, seek medical attention. If you received a diagnosis of lung cancer and believe radon exposure could be the cause, consult legal counsel. Call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 for a free case review.
How Our Team Can Help Your Radon Exposure Case
We want to ensure that you do not face any more hardship than you already have. To achieve this goal, our team will:
- Come to you to hear and document your story
- Speak with medical professionals and document their testimony that radon exposure could be the cause of your lung cancer
- Investigate any sites where you believe radon poisoning could have originated, and locate any paperwork supporting your claims
- Initiate the legal process and handle all your legal responsibilities from start to finish
- Protect your rights throughout the process
If we are able to show that radon exposure was a likely cause of your lung cancer, a liable party may be responsible for paying you awards that cover:
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages due to your cancer diagnosis
- Long-term disability
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages against the liable party
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 794-0444
Do Not Wait to Call a Radon Lung Cancer Lawyer
Most states have a statute of limitations, or deadline, that generally restricts the time victims have to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a liable party. In most cases, the deadline begins the moment you discover the injury, in this case, cancer. Even if your deadline has expired, you may still be able to act. A lung cancer attorney can help you understand your options.
Do not wait. Call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 for a free case review.