Cancer of the esophagus may be attributed to asbestos exposure. The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. Asbestos fibers ingested through the mouth may be swallowed and lodge in the esophagus, eventually causing the disease.
Free Asbestos-related Esophageal Cancer Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has developed esophageal 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?
Esophageal cancer is cancer that occurs in the esophagus — a long hollow tube that runs from your throat to your stomach. Your esophagus carries food you swallow to your stomach to be digested. This condition usually begins in the cells that line the inside of the esophagus. Esophageal cancer can occur anywhere along the esophagus, but in people in the United States, it occurs most often in the lower portion of the esophagus.
Esophageal cancer is a painful disease that can be fatal. In the late stages of the cancer, the tumor may completely obstruct the esophagus, making it impossible to swallow. Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common types of esophageal cancer that may be caused by exposure to asbestos and other environmental risk factors. The disease affects the thin, flat squamous cells in the esophagus and accounts for nearly 90 percent of all esophageal cancer cases.
Esophageal cancer may be caused by frequent contact with high levels of asbestos. Tradesmen in the electrical, plumbing, steel, insulation, and other similar industries may be at the greatest risk of developing esophageal cancer linked to asbestos.
Do I have an Asbestos-related Esophageal 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 esophageal cancer lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.