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Lung Cancer from Asbestos Exposure

Lung Cancer Lawsuits and Settlements from Asbestos Exposure

When someone gets diagnosed with lung cancer, people usually assume it’s linked to smoking. But often, the cause of lung cancer is asbestos exposure in the patient’s past. People who worked directly with asbestos, or in buildings with high levels of asbestos, are at a high risk of getting lung cancer decades after their exposure. The diagnosis can be unexpected and devastating for families. That’s why our attorneys take on the burden of pursuing your compensation claim while you focus on your health.

Our Qualifications to Represent You in an Asbestos Exposure Case

We Are Nationally Recognized Trial Attorneys

Our attorneys represent people across the entire United States. We are not local personal injury attorneys. We are a medical product liability law firm with decades of experience in Federal and State courts all over the country. We have the experience you need to navigate corporate trust fund settlements, government agencies, negotiations, or a jury trial.

We Represent People with Medically Complex Issues Every Day

Asbestos cases are NOT simple personal injury cases. Your attorney must have an understanding of complex medical issues involving carcinogens, immunoresponse, and knowledge about the actual products that triggered  cancer, mesothelioma, or other complications from asbestos exposure. The asbestos team at mctlaw helps clients every day with rare and complicated medical diagnoses. We thoroughly review clients’ medical records to find evidence to support their claims.  

How Asbestos Exposure Causes Lung Cancer

Exposure happens when people working in close proximity to asbestos inhale tiny microscopic asbestos fibers. With every breath, the toxic fibers reach deeper into the small airways of the lungs or penetrate the outer lining of the lung and chest wall. Over time, the asbestos fibers irritate the cells in the lung and eventually trigger the cellular changes that cause cancer. The more a person is exposed to asbestos, the higher risk of getting lung cancer.

What If You’re a Smoker with Lung Cancer AND Asbestos Exposure

Smokers who were exposed to asbestos and are diagnosed with lung cancer are still entitled to compensation. Smoking does not rule out your ability to file a claim with a trust fund or file a lawsuit. That’s because asbestos causes lung cancer in different ways than smoking does.

Asbestos lung cancer can often be diagnosed by determining the quantity of cancer-causing asbestos fibers that are in your lungs. This is also why you need an attorney who understands complex medical diagnoses to make the strongest case for your situation.

File a Claim for Lung Cancer from an Asbestos Trust Fund

Trust funds allow lung cancer victims to file a claim for compensation through the trust instead of suing a company.  Compensation applies to all types of asbestos-related illnesses. 

There are about 60 trust funds currently in existence with an estimated $30 billion available to compensate victims. About $20 billion has already been paid out. This money is subject to a statute of limitations, which changes with each specific trust fund.

Are You Eligible for a Trust Fund Settlement?

Veterans and Asbestos Lung Cancer

Veterans are especially vulnerable to asbestos-linked lung cancer. Each branch of the military used asbestos-containing products in transportation and military base construction. The Navy used asbestos extensively in its ships, leading to Navy Veterans having higher rates of illnesses linked to asbestos than members of the other armed forces.

Who is Most at Risk of Asbestos Exposure?

People with the greatest risk of getting asbestos lung cancer usually worked jobs in construction, shipyards, textile, rail industries, and mines. People who served in the military and also families living in homes built with asbestos-containing materials are also at high risk.

Meet with Us Wherever You Live

You do not need to come to our offices. Our attorneys can meet with you by video call. Anything that needs to be signed or reviewed can be done online. 

Asbestos Lung Cancer Symptoms

  • Persistent cough
  • Coughing up blood
  • Chest pain
  • Hoarseness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Feeling tired or weak

Find Out Now if You Have a LUNG CANCER Claim

Your case review is free. There is a statute of limitations, so don’t wait.

Asbestos Exposure and Coronavirus

Covid-19 is particularly concerning for people with pre-existing conditions, including individuals exposed to asbestos.

Because asbestos exposure results in lung-related diseases, the impact of a respiratory illness like Covid-19 is particularly troublesome for those diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, or lung cancer.

At mctlaw we continue to work to obtain justice for those impacted by asbestos exposure. Do not hesitate to contact us. We are always available to meet remotely during this ongoing pandemic.



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