There are approximately 240,000 new diagnoses of lung cancer every year in the United States. Some are caused by genetics or smoking, but a large percentage are caused by work-related exposures to carcinogens like asbestos. Asbestos fibers can damage the DNA of the lung tissue and surrounding lining causing cancer tumors.
Small cell lung cancer can also develop after being exposed to risk factors like asbestos dust. The following symptoms/conditions may be early warning signs:
The following are the most common types of occupations involving heavy asbestos exposure:
Compensation is the financial assistance our firm can recover for you when your lung cancer diagnosis is deemed to have been caused by asbestos. The legal system will allow you to collect this compensation if you can show the following:
Asbestos Trust Funds have been ordered by a federal bankruptcy court to hold money for future victims of mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other cancers. More than 60 of these trust funds were created. Together, they have pledged more than 30 billion dollars to compensate asbestos cancer victims and their families.
If you were exposed to asbestos between the 1940s and 1980s and were diagnosed with lung cancer, you may be able to recover money from these asbestos trusts. There are several steps required to qualify. Our firm works with attorneys that have filed thousands of trust fund claims and have the experience to maximize your potential share of these funds.
Filing a lung cancer lawsuit may be the only way to get the maximum recovery from an asbestos manufacturer that is unwilling to negotiate a settlement. Not everyone wants to be involved in a lawsuit, however based on your unique situation we may recommend it.In some cases, the largest settlements awarded come from filing a lawsuit.
The only disadvantage is that this can be a lengthy process, often taking over a year to get to trial. However, typically all defendants settle before your story is heard by a jury.As our client, you will be in the driver's seat to decide how your lung cancer claims will be handled.
We will help you make the best decision for you and your family. Our network of asbestos lung cancer attorneys uses the most advanced tools available and has a proven track record of getting maximum compensation for our clients.