Did work as a laborer cause lung cancer from asbestos exposure? We can help.
In recent news about the dangers of asbestos, a retired laborer who quit smoking more than 40 years ago died as a result of lung cancer.
The laborer, who was married, was admitted to an area hospital on September 26 and died of lung cancer the same day.
Doctors had previously told him his lung cancer condition would not benefit from surgery or chemotherapy.
The 81-year-old’s work history, according to court documents, led the laborer to being “substantially exposed” to asbestos in the 1940s.
He also worked at various steel sites through the 1970s.
An autopsy revealed evidence of asbestos fibers in his lungs, enough to suggest that the exposure to the potentially lethal asbestos substance caused his lung cancer.
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.
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