Asbestos and Lung Cancer

Lung cancer can have many different causes and risk factors. We all know that smoking is a risk factor, but more than 12% of new lung cancer cases involve people who’ve never smoked. Exposure to asbestos at work or when a family member brings home asbestos on their clothes from work can also increase your risk for lung cancer. Asbestos is a known carcinogen, but its heat-resistant, flexible fibers have made this mineral attractive to many industries for decades.

Even though asbestos is now highly regulated and banned in many countries, manufacturers still use asbestos in the U.S. today. It’s found in many construction materials, brake linings, and fire-resistant clothing. But when asbestos materials break down, the lightweight fibers can easily enter the air and water. When this happens, people can unintentionally inhale or ingest asbestos, leading to chronic, asbestos-related health conditions, including lung cancer

According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, approximately 27 million people were exposed to airborne asbestos fibers from 1940 to 1979. But if you or someone you love were exposed and developed lung cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. The average asbestos settlement payout is between $1 million and $1.4 million, and we resolve many cases with a settlement. While many people worry about suing a current or former employer, most lung cancer claims involve asbestos companies and manufacturers who acted negligently.

Call the Madeksho Law Firm

You may be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma, or another asbestos-related health condition. In some cases, you may not even have to file a lawsuit. Call the Madeksho Law Firm today at 888-910-MESO (6376) to schedule your consultation. Your first visit is always free, and you don’t pay any fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.