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Legal Questions about Asbestos and Lung Cancer

Q. How is the asbestos responsible for my lung cancer?
A. Asbestos is a known carcinogen and has been linked to lung cancer in numerous studies. Internal documents from companies that manufactured or refined asbestos-containing materials show they were aware of the health risks of asbestos exposure as early as the 1920s. The industry conspired to conceal the risks of exposure by giving out misleading information and manipulating medical studies. Many of these companies are now negotiating settlements with cancer victims in an effort to give financial security and peace of mind to those harmed by their products.

Q. How long should I wait to file a claim?
A. In many states, if a plaintiff is alive when they make their claim, they may receive priority over other claims because of medical need. In addition it is easier to establish an exposure history when the person suffering from lung cancer is present for proceedings. You may run into statutes of limitation if you wait too long to file a claim which is why we recommend you speak with one of our attorneys.

Q: I was exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with lung cancer. I’m interested in filing a claim but I smoked during that time. Do I have a case?
A. You can receive compensation even if you have a history of smoking but this can vary depending on the specifics of your case. We recommend you speak with one of our attorneys if you would like more information.

Q. I was exposed years ago, will it be difficult to prove my case?
A. In many cases the number of years between exposure and the development of cancer is more than two decades. Our firm has investigated hundreds of claims and documented exposure in a variety of settings including occupational, military and home exposure.

Q. I don’t have money to hire a lawyer. How can you help?
A. Our firm takes cases on a contingency fee basis which means that we only receive payment if you are able to recover damages. You will not be charged any out-of-pocket expenses and we only collect from any damages you are awarded.

Q. How long will it take to resolve my case?
A. The time it takes to resolve each case varies but we pursue multiple avenues of compensation and as soon as a settlement is reached, our clients receive those funds instead of waiting for a lump sum.

If you believe you were exposed to asbestos, please call us at 1-800-258-1054 for more information and potential compensation.