Many people think of lung cancer as a disease that is caused by cigarette smoking, but it can also be caused by asbestos. Workers who have been heavily exposed to asbestos are several times more likely to develop lung cancer than people who have not been exposed to asbestos.
Free Asbestos-related Lung Cancer Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer as a result of exposure to asbestos, 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 much of the focus on cancers caused by asbestos is on mesothelioma, other thoracic carcinomas, such as adenocarcinoma, are also caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is estimated to account for 3,400 to 8,500 new lung cancer cases in the United States each year. Very often, asbestos-related cancer victims also suffer from asbestosis, a scarring of the lung tissue caused by asbestos exposure. About one in seven people with asbestosis will eventually develop lung cancer.
Asbestos-related lung disease occurred at very high rates toward the middle of the 20th century, when patients who were exposed decades earlier to asbestos eventually developed disease. British asbestos workers were among the first who were observed to have lung cancer related to asbestos. Continuing sources of exposure are in the asbestos removal and general construction industries. The delay between exposure to asbestos and the development of cancer is generally 20 or more years.
Do I have an Asbestos Related Lung 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 lung cancer lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.