Colon cancer is a cancer of the digestive or gastrointestinal (“GI”) tract. Asbestos exposure can be a cause of colon cancer when asbestos fibers are ingested through the mouth and lodge in the GI tract, eventually causing the disease.
Free Asbestos-related Colorectal Cancer Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has developed colorectal cancer, mesothelioma, or any other asbestos-related health condition, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
While cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer comprise the majority of asbestos-related cancers, colorectal cancer has also been linked to asbestos exposure. By the early 1960s, scientists began to observe links between colorectal cancer and exposure to asbestos, but for many years there was little evidence to support these claims. Although there is no definitive proof that asbestos causes colorectal cancer in humans, the findings of several studies at prestigious universities have led scientists to conclude that there may be a correlation, and even a causal relationship, between exposure to asbestos and the development of colorectal cancer.
Although the use of asbestos in construction materials and other products is considerably less than decades past, each year more and more asbestos-related diagnoses are made. This time discrepancy results from the fact that asbestos-related diseases typically take many years to develop and present symptoms. Each year, nearly 10,000 Americans die from illnesses related to asbestos exposure.
Of the thousands of people who have been stricken with preventable asbestos-related diseases, many may have succumbed to colorectal cancer. Because doctors did not associate colorectal cancer with asbestos for many years, numerous victims of the asbestos industry may have slipped through the cracks, unable to make a claim against those who injured them and unable to afford the treatment necessary for their survival.
Do I have an Asbestos-related Colorectal Cancer Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in asbestos-related colorectal cancer lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.