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Nass Cancelliere: Obtaining maximum compensation for asbestos esophageal cancer victims from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware

Since 1983, Nass Cancelliere has assisted numerous asbestos esophageal cancer victims from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Our highly skilled and experienced asbestos lawyers have obtained millions of dollars in awards and settlements for our esophagus cancer clients.

Asbestos exposure and esophageal cancer

The esophagus is the canal through which food and liquids pass from the throat to the stomach. The link between esophageal cancer and asbestos exposure has been known for many decades, and studies indicate that the danger of developing esophageal cancer is anywhere from two to five times higher for individuals who have been exposed to asbestos than for individuals who have never encountered this deadly substance. Esophageal cancer can form when asbestos fibers are swallowed — as opposed to breathed in — and travel through the gastrointestinal system. Fibers may embed themselves in the esophageal tissues, and may eventually cause cancerous cells to develop.

Esophageal cancer

Esophageal cancer is relatively rare in the United States and most often develops in the tissue lining the esophagus. The cancer then grows outward toward the muscular layer as the disease progresses. The two most common forms are squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma, with adenocarcinoma being the more common form of esophageal cancer.

Some of the symptoms associated with esophageal cancer are:

  • Chest pain unrelated to eating
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Heartburn
  • Food regurgitation
  • Vomiting blood
  • Unexplained weight loss

This form of cancer may spread to the lungs, vocal cords, liver, intestines or kidneys during its later stages. Additionally, cancer that started in the lungs or larynx may spread to the esophagus if not caught in time.

Treatment options available

The most common form of treatment for esophageal cancer in its early stages is surgery. This surgery is called esophagectomy, and involves all or part of the esophagus based on the location and size of the cancerous tumors. Chemotherapy and radiation are also treatment options some doctors use.

Complete recovery from esophageal cancer is rare once the cancer begins to advance. In this situation, doctors use a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, endoscopic dilation and photodynamic therapy to reduce the negative effects of the cancer.

Nass Cancelliere can help you build a case for compensation in Pennsylvania

If you have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer and know or suspect you were exposed to asbestos at some point in your life, it is vital that you contact Nass Cancelliere as soon as possible. Our asbestos lawyers have successfully handled more than 3,000 products liability and premises liability cases for people from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and across the country for individuals originally exposed to asbestos in our area. We know how to build strong cases tailored to our clients’ individual circumstances, and we prepare each case to go to court if necessary. We are zealous defenders of asbestos victims, and are ready and willing to fight to ensure you receive the compensation and medical treatment you deserve.

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Please note that we strongly urge you to consult a physician if you are concerned about symptoms or abnormalities.

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