Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that, if breathed in dangerous amounts, can lead to different forms of lung cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer and believe that radon could be the cause, we can help you pursue a financial award. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case.
Breathing Radon Is Linked to Lung Cancer
Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that is harmless to breathe in most instances. However, when radon accumulates in an indoor space and occupants of that space breathe it in unsafe amounts over time, it has been shown to cause lung cancer.
There are three general types of lung cancer that could be caused by breathing unsafe levels of radon. They are:
- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Small-cell lung cancer
- Lung carcinoid tumor(s)
Non-small cell lung cancer is the most prevalent form of lung cancer according to Mayo Clinic and is the most likely to be caused by breathing in carcinogens like cigarette smoke, radon, and asbestos. Lung cancer caused by radon can also take other forms.
An estimated 20,000 deaths each year can be traced back to the connection between radon and cancer. It is important to pay attention to signs that you may have a radon-caused lung condition and to seek medical attention if warning signs arise.
The Symptoms of Lung Cancer
Most people do not realize that they were breathing unsafe levels of radon until more serious conditions such as lung cancer develop. Mayo Clinic reports that the symptoms of lung cancer include:
- Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
- Chest pain and/or tightness
- Difficulty swallowing
- Unexplained weight loss
- Recurring infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia
- Coughing up blood
If you have experienced any of these symptoms, seek medical attention. If you are diagnosed with lung cancer, especially if you are a non-smoker, and believe that exposure to radon could be a cause, you may be entitled to a financial award. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case.
What Our Team Can Do for You
If you choose to pursue a financial award, our team will aim to ensure that you do not endure any further harm. In order to achieve this goal, we will:
- Come to you to discuss and document your case
- Talk to medical professionals about your cancer and obtain any testimony that radon exposure could be the cause
- Narrow down the potential places where you were possibly exposed to unsafe levels of radon
- Initiate legal action and handle all the legal responsibilities necessary to reaching a judgment or settlement
- Ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process
A lawyer may be able to help you in other ways. Reach out to our team today for more information.
Forms of Compensation You May Pursue in a Radon Exposure Case
If we can show that your lung cancer was potentially caused by exposure to unsafe levels of radon, you may be awarded compensation covering:
- The cost of your cancer treatments in the past, present, and future
- Lost wages due to your cancer
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages against the liable party
Business owners, employers, and landlords have a responsibility to ensure that you are not exposed to unsafe levels of radon. If you were exposed to such a threat that resulted in lung cancer, another party may be liable for your expenses and hardship.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 794-0444
Do Not Wait to Reach Out to Pintas & Mullins Law Firm
Statutes of limitation and other relevant timelines may limit your ability to bring legal action for your lung cancer caused by radon. Do not wait, call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case.
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