Thousands of workers around the nation are exposed to toxins that put them at risk for lung cancer. Industrial workers, railroad employees, truck drivers and power plant employees are just a few of the jobs where workers breathe in dangerous chemicals every day.
At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. we help injured and ill workers recover financial compensation for a number of occupational diseases including lung cancer. If you or a family member developed a disease due to your job, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact us today to discuss your case with an attorney.
Toxins Cause Lung Cancer
The most common cause of lung cancer is smoking cigarettes, but there are other toxic substances that cause the disease, including asbestos, radon, silica, concrete dust and certain chemicals. People can be exposed to asbestos in their workplaces or by contact with a family member’s work clothing. When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they settle throughout the lungs, damaging the tissue, causing tumors to grow and lung cancer to develop.
The symptoms of lung cancer may include:
- Persistent coughing
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
- Weight loss
Unfortunately, lung cancer is an aggressive disease and difficult to treat. Each person’s prognosis depends largely on the stage at which the cancer was diagnosed. We can help link your cancer to toxic exposure at your job, even if you were exposed years ago and fight for compensation to help offset the costs of your treatment.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer as a result of working conditions, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
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