What you can do after receiving an asbestos lung cancer diagnosis
“With exposure to asbestos comes many forms of often incurable disease, including lung cancer. Statistics show one in five women and one in twelve men diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked.” - Linda Reinstein, CEO and Co-founder of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
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After receiving a diagnosis of lung cancer related to asbestos exposure, it is important that you take action to get the legal help that you will need while you are still in health to start the process and before medical bills bankrupt your family, as obtaining compensation can take time.
Since your asbestos-related lung cancer was caused by occupational exposure, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation.
Asbestos lung canceris primarily an occupational disease. According to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), a nonprofit organization representing asbestos victims and their families, an estimated 5,000 people die each year from asbestos-related lung cancer in America. “Lung cancer is one of the leading respiratory diseases caused by asbestos exposure, surpassing even mesothelioma – a well-known asbestos-caused cancer,” reported the ADAO.
Many people assume that the only cause of lung cancer is smoking, but, in many cases, people are diagnosed with lung cancer because they worked with asbestos productsor were otherwise exposed to asbestos several decades ago. Smokers or former smokers who were exposed to asbestos are at much higher risk for developing asbestos lung cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, smokers who are also exposed to asbestos have a risk of developing lung cancer that is greater than the individual risks from asbestos and smoking added together.
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In most cases, asbestos lung cancer could have been avoided if companies in the asbestos industry had valued human life enough to warn of the dangers of asbestos. Many thousands of deaths in the U.S. alone could have been avoided if these companies had warned its workers and taken proper safety precautions.
Weitz & Luxenberg asbestos lawyershave provided financial assistance to many people suffering from asbestos lung cancer. The firm has handled asbestos cases since 1986. Our clients include former mechanics, construction workers, electriciansand others who worked with asbestos products.
If you have been diagnosed with asbestos lung cancer, you can confidently turn to the lawyers of Weitz & Luxenberg. If you have a valid case, we can help you obtain financial assistance to pay for medical bills and other related expenses. Please fill out the form on this page as soon as possible and one of our representatives will be in touch with you shortly.