Could you have asbestos lung cancer? You’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer. Maybe you smoked, but did you ever consider that your lung cancer could have been caused by something else?
Asbestos lung cancer has the same symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis as other forms of lung cancer, the only difference is that its cause may be traced back to asbestos exposure. If you were exposed to asbestos at any point in your life – perhaps at a former job or if you served in the military – your lung cancer might be asbestos lung cancer, and you may be entitled to compensation for your illness. Lung cancer from asbestos can happen to individuals who worked in a wide variety of trades and professions – anywhere asbestos was used. You might be surprised how common asbestos was on jobsites from the 1940s until the late 1970s, and how many products it was used in. Even the spouse and children who were exposed second-hand to dusty, asbestos-covered clothing are at risk of developing lung cancer.
High Risk Jobs for Asbestos Exposure
- Shipyard builders
- The Military (Navy especially)
- Construction workers
- Automotive technicians
- Aerospace workers
- Railroad workers
- Power plant workers
- Chemical plant workers
- 9/11 first responders
Once asbestos is in the lungs, microscopic fibers can become embedded and cause irritation. Over many years or even decades, these tiny fibers can lead to asbestos lung cancer. Asbestos in the lungs might cause asbestos lung cancer on its own, but when smoking is involved, the risk increases.
Our Asbestos Attorneys May Be Able to Help
An asbestos lawsuit does not necessarily involve suing your former employer, including the US Navy or any of the US military branches. Most asbestos lawsuits involve the manufacturers of asbestos products who acted negligently. Our asbestos paralegals can help answer any question you may have. We have helped thousands of asbestos lung cancer victims receive compensation. We win an average of $100,000 for victims of lung cancer from asbestos.