Legal Help With Larynx Cancer Caused by Asbestos
Obtaining maximum compensation for victims from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware
Since 1983, Nass Cancelliere has assisted numerous asbestos larynx 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 larynx cancer clients.
Larynx cancer and asbestos exposure
Approximately 8,500 individuals in the United States develop larynx cancer each year, and many of these cases are tied to asbestos. In fact, studies released as long ago as the 1960s indicate that exposure to asbestos places people at an increased risk for developing larynx cancer, and a 2006 investigation performed by the Institute of Medicine definitively named asbestos exposure as one of the causes for larynx cancer.
Larynx cancer develops when malignant cells grow in the tissues of one or more of the three main parts of the larynx: the supraglottis, the glottis and the subglottis. The squamous cells on the inside of the larynx are the cells most often impacted by the malignancy.
Signs of larynx cancer include:
- Sore throat
- Ear pain
- Chronic coughing
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Pain or difficulty swallowing
- Lumps in the neck or throat
- Changes in the voice
Larynx cancer caused by asbestos occurs when an individual breathes in asbestos fibers that then become lodged in the throat, larynx or voice box. Once there, these tiny fibers can slowly cause the cells in the surrounding tissue to mutate and become cancerous.
A number of different treatments are available for larynx cancer depending on the stage of the disease, the location of the cancerous cells, the size of the tumor, whether this is the first time the patient has had larynx cancer, and whether less invasive treatments are likely to be successful without damaging the patient’s ability to live a normal life.
Treatment options for larynx cancer include:
- External radiation therapy, internal radiation therapy, surgery and chemotherapy, with more aggressive treatments being used if the cancer has progressed past stage 1.
- Clinical trials are also being used to test out new ways to eradicate larynx cancer.
- Current trials involve the use of chemoprevention–where drugs, vitamins and other substances are used to prevent or combat the development of the cancerous cells–and radiosensitizers. Radiosensitizers are drugs that increase a tumor’s sensitivity to radiation, making it easier to eliminate the cancerous cells during radiation treatments.
How Nass Cancelliere can help
The Institute of Medicine’s study linking asbestos exposure to larynx cancer has made it easier for lawyers to successfully link their clients’ cancers to working in industries where asbestos was common or being exposed to asbestos in other ways. Therefore, if you have larynx cancer and were exposed to asbestos, you may be able to file an asbestos products liability or a premises liability case against those responsible for your illness. Nass Cancelliere ‘s lawyers have handled numerous cases involving asbestos exposure and larynx cancer for people from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. We believe everyone has a right to receive compensation to help them obtain quality medical treatment and deal with other tangible and intangible losses caused by the condition. Our diligence and passion for this area of the law has earned us a reputation for providing top notch legal care to every client’s case.
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