Asbestos may cause stomach cancer when asbestos fibers ingested through the mouth are swallowed and lodge in the stomach, eventually causing the disease.
Free Asbestos-related Stomach Cancer Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has stomach 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?
Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, is a malignant tumor arising from the lining of the stomach. According to the American Cancer Society, there was 21,130 new cases and 10, 620 deaths from gastric cancer in the United States in 2009.
Stomach cancers are classified according to the type of tissue where they originate. The most common type of stomach cancer is adenocarcinoma, which starts in the glandular tissue of the stomach and accounts for 90% to 95% of all stomach cancers. Other forms of stomach cancer include lymphomas, which involve the lymphatic system and sarcomas, which involve the connective tissue (such as muscle, fat, or blood vessels).
Though mesothelioma and lung cancer are more commonly related to asbestos exposure, gastrointestinal cancer has also been connected to asbestos. Although a causal relationship between exposure to asbestos and the development of gastrointestinal cancers has not been confirmed, many experts agree that exposure to asbestos has shown a strong link to the development of such cancers.
Unfortunately, gastrointestinal cancer may show no symptoms in early stages, which makes it difficult to detect. If the cancer spreads to the liver, an afflicted person may experience a flushing of the neck, diarrhea and stomach ailments, shortness of breath, or wheezing. Those who suspect they may have been exposed to asbestos should contact a physician and an experienced mesothelioma lawyer, as these professionals can help asbestos victims seek proper treatment and compensation for undue illness.
Do I have an Asbestos-related Stomach 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 stomach cancer lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.