Suffering From Asbestos Related Mesothelioma or Lung Cancer?
Representing Our Hurt Clients With Nationally Recognized Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Attorneys
Segal Law Firm is working with nationally recognized Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer attorneys to ensure our clients who have been suffering from Mesothelioma or Lung Cancer receive the absolute best care and legal representation. Call our office for a free consultation. Please remember that you will never pay anything out of pocket and we only receive a fee if and until we recover compensation on your behalf.
Mesothelioma is an aggressive asbestos cancer that forms on protective linings of the chest, abdomen, heart, as well as most other internal organs. A substantial amount of the 3,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year can be traced to job-related asbestos exposure. When asbestos-containing products are disturbed, tiny asbestos fibers can be released into the air. These fibers, which often look like dust, are easily inhaled or swallowed. Once in the body, asbestos fibers can settle in the lungs or stomach and cause mesothelioma to develop.
Lung cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs and occurs when cells grow rapidly to form a tumor. While people who smoke have the greatest risk of lung cancer, exposure to asbestos is also a well-known cause of lung cancer. In fact, those who smoked and were also exposed to asbestos significantly increases the likelihood of developing lung cancer.
Who’s at risk?
Commonly affected people are those who worked as carpenters, pipefitters, ship builders, factory workers, firefighters, insulators, and mechanics and/or were present at industrial sites, military sites, construction sites, power & chemical plants, and shipyards. In addition, family members of the aforementioned workers were also at risk if they were washing clothes that contained the asbestos fibers.
Symptoms can take 20-50 years to appear and include: a mass in the abdomen and abdominal swelling, bowel obstruction, chest pain, chills and fever, fatigue, persistent cough, wheezing, and many others.
Common Lawsuit Misconceptions:
- Some people believe that if they are a smoker, they cannot bring a lawsuit – this is entirely untrue. The primary cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos and smoking is not even a risk factor to develop mesothelioma. As for lung cancer, asbestos exposure alone is a known cause of lung cancer, but combining smoking and lung cancer significantly increases the chances of developing lung cancer. Therefore, if you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, a history of smoking will not alone preclude you from bringing a successful law suit.
- Another common misconception is that if your occupation did not entail handling asbestos, then you cannot bring a lawsuit – this is entirely untrue. If you weren’t handling asbestos at work, you may still have a successful law suit. For example, people who did their own home renovations with products using asbestos like old linoleum tiles, mixing cement and/or compound, or doing their own demolition work may have viable lawsuits. In addition, professions not commonly associated with asbestos, such as bakers or hairdressers have had successful cases due to the ovens or hairdryers they operated. You will not know for sure until you call our office!
- Lastly, there are people that believe since their exposure to asbestos occurred many years ago that they cannot bring a lawsuit related to mesothelioma or lung cancer – this is entirely untrue. The truth is that your time to bring such a lawsuit does not begin to run until the date of your diagnosis. Once again, you will not know about your potential for a successful lawsuit until you call our office to find out.
Remember – You do not pay anything unless our team wins compensation on your behalf. There is nothing to lose in inquiring with our office. Please contact Segal Law Firm to discuss if you are eligible.
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Matthew Segal Esq.
Voted Super Lawyers Rising Star
Matthew Segal thrives on the practice of law and his arena of choice is the courtroom. He concentrates on representing those who have been injured due to the negligence of others.