Asbestos and Cancer: Information you can use to move forward with legal options.
Information about how asbestos exposure can cause cancer.
When asbestos fibers are inhaled, some may become stuck in the lungs and remain there. The fibers can accumulate and cause scarring and inflammation, and ultimately lead to lung diseases such as mesothelioma cancer, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other types of cancer related to asbestos exposure.
People are more at risk for asbestos-related diseases such as cancer when they are regularly exposed to asbestos, for example, during work as a carpenter, former shipbuilder, or pipefitter.
Information about asbestos-related lung disorders and cancers.
Exposure to asbestos, including tremolite, can increase the likelihood of lung cancer, mesothelioma, and non-malignant lung conditions such as asbestosis--a restricted use of the lungs.
Changes in the lining of the lungs, or "pleura", such as thickening, plaques, calcification, and fluid around the lungs (pleural effusion) may be early signs of asbestos exposure.
Pleural effusion can be an early warning sign for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs.
Most cases of asbestosis or lung cancer in workers occurred a decade and a half or more after the person was first exposed to asbestos.
Information about mesothelioma cancer and asbestos.
Most cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed 30 years or more after the first exposure to asbestos.
Mesothelioma has been diagnosed in asbestos workers, family members, and residents who live close to asbestos mines.
Information about asbestos, lung cancer and smoking.
Smoking or cigarette smoke, together with exposure to asbestos, greatly increases the likelihood of lung cancer.
Information about legal options.
Many laborers have come forward to say their work environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, our asbestos lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation for your health problems.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country, winning many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements along the way.
Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
If you would like a free consultation or more information about your legal options, please complete the form on this page, and a representative of our law firm will contact you as soon as possible.