Exposure to asbestos can cause a variety of lung diseases, including lung cancer. Asbestos is not harmful in its natural state, but when broken down, its fibers can be easily breathed in through the nose and mouth. Once in the body, microscopic asbestos fibers can become embedded in the lungs. When these fibers accumulate, they cause irritation that can eventually lead to the development of lung cancer.
The majority of workers exposed to asbestos do not show symptoms of asbestos-related lung cancer for decades. The latency period – or the amount of time it takes from exposure to the development of cancer – may be as long as 40 to 50 years before symptoms become noticeable.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer, contact our trusted partner law firm, Norris Injury Lawyers, using the free initial consultation form on this page. Your initial case review is free, and you won’t pay any legal fees unless you get compensation. In most cases, no travel or court appearance is required to get the cash settlement you deserve. So don’t wait—get help with your asbestos cancer claim now.
Cancers Frequently Caused by Asbestos Exposure
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers associated with asbestos exposure, but there are millions of dollars set aside in asbestos trusts for workers exposed to asbestos who were diagnosed with other cancers, such as:
- Esophageal cancer
- Laryngeal cancer
- Pharyngeal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Colon cancer
- Rectal Cancer
Just like lung cancer, these cancers may be caused by repeated asbestos exposure and may take decades to develop. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with any of these cancers, you may be eligible for financial compensation from the dozens of asbestos payment trusts set up to take care of asbestos cancer victims.
If you aren’t sure whether or not you qualify for benefits, it costs you nothing to check. Our trusted partner law firm, Norris Injury Lawyers, serves asbestos cancer victims nationwide, and their team is available to help 24/7. Fill out our online form to get started with your free case review now.
Can smokers qualify for asbestos compensation?
Smoking tobacco can accelerate the formation of lung cancer cells if you’ve been exposed to asbestos, but you may still have a monetary claim for benefits even if you’ve smoked tobacco products.
What products contain asbestos?
Known for its conductivity and natural resistance to heat and chemicals, asbestos can be found in hundreds of home and commercial products, such as:
- Brake pads
- Brake shoes
- Drywall join compounds
- Fireproof drywall
- Roofing material
Who is at risk of developing asbestos-related cancers?
There is no safe level of asbestos exposure, and workers in any of the following industries or occupations may face repeated exposure to loose asbestos fibers:
- Automotive maintenance
- Automotive parts manufacturing (including brakes and brake pads)
- Construction workers
- Insulation installers
- Naval vessel workers
- Sheet metal workers
- Shipyard workers
- Textile and paper mill workers
- Tile installers
- Military veterans
Asbestos fibers can be brought into homes on clothing, which puts family members of workers in these industries at risk of lung cancers and other asbestos-related cancers.
Get Help From Experienced Asbestos Cancer Lawyers
When you complete the free online form on this page, we’ll assign your case to the experienced legal team at Norris Injury Lawyers—at no cost or obligation to you. Their attorneys have years of experience researching asbestos exposure cancers, and they are ready to help determine who was responsible for your illness and what types of compensation may be available to you.
There are timelines, eligibility requirements, and certain types of evidence required to file a successful claim. If you think you may have an asbestos cancer claim, an experienced attorney can help protect your rights to compensation. Fill out our free online form to get started today.