Do I Have Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer?
People who inhaled asbestos fibers, typically in the workplace, are at increased risk for developing lung cancer. If you have lung cancer and were exposed to asbestos, you may be entitled to recover damages for medical expenses and additional losses.
Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, has 23 years of service to asbestos victims across the country. Our lawyers represent workers and their families in asbestos-related injury and wrongful death claims. We have the experience to hold asbestos manufacturers liable for negligence.
Exposure to asbestos can result in breathing in the fibers. Asbestos fibers can settle in different parts of the lungs, building up and damaging the tissue. Diseases of the lungs caused by asbestos include asbestosis, pleural plaque, pleural thickening and pleural effusion. Lung cancer and mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer affecting the pleura, can also be caused by asbestos exposure.
What Are Some Of The Symptoms?
Lung cancer symptoms may include a persistent cough, trouble breathing, chest pain, fatigue, weight loss and frequent bouts of pneumonia. Because these symptoms can indicate numerous illnesses, your physician will perform diagnostic tests to determine whether you have lung cancer.
Lung cancer is often an aggressive disease. Each patient’s prognosis varies depending on the stage at which the cancer was diagnosed. In most cases, people exposed to asbestos can develop cancer many years after the initial exposure.
If you or a family member has been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with lung cancer, you may be able to recover damages for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and related expenses.
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