Legal Help With Lung Cancer Caused by Asbestos
Representing asbestos lung cancer victims from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware
Since 1983, Nass Cancelliere has assisted hundreds of asbestos lung 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 lung cancer clients.
Asbestos exposure: The second leading cause for lung cancer in the United States
Did you know that after cigarette smoking, asbestos exposure is the second leading cause for lung cancer in the United States? The Environmental Working Group estimates that 4,800 people die each year from asbestos-related lung cancer. Because asbestos was contained in over 3,000 products in the past, most people over the age of 40 have been exposed to asbestos. Accordingly, there is a strong likelihood that exposure may have been the cause of your lung cancer.
Asbestos exposure and cigarette smoking
Individuals who have been exposed to asbestos and who have smoked are 50 to 90 times more likely to develop lung cancer. Even though you may have been a cigarette smoker, your lung cancer may also have been caused by exposure to asbestos. Please contact our firm to determine whether your lung cancer may have been caused by exposure to asbestos.
What legal right and remedies do asbestos lung cancer victims have?
Asbestos lung cancer victims can obtain substantial money compensation for their cancer under Pennsylvania law. There are multiple ways in which lung cancer victims can collect money damages, including:
A civil lawsuit can be filed against asbestos product manufacturers and suppliers. This is known as products liability action.
A civil lawsuit can also be filed against oil refineries, steel mills, power plants, and other industrial sites which did not protect workers from the hazards of asbestos. This is known as a premises liability actions.
Another avenue of recovery is from those asbestos companies who have filed for bankruptcy, and have set up trust funds for asbestos victims. Lung cancer victims may also have the right to file worker’s compensation claims under state law or under the Federal Worker’s Compensation Act.
Medical treatment options for asbestos lung cancer
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure, there are many treatment options available, and if your lung cancer has been caught early enough, lung cancer can be successfully treated and cured. Treatment options include surgical removal of the lung cancer, chemotherapy, radiation, cyberknife, or a combination of these treatments.
The legal team at Nass Cancelliere can help you determine whether your lung cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos, and if you are entitled to compensation.
Contact our Philadelphia legal team today
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