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Asbestos Lung Cancer Claim Eligibility For Injured Consumers

How Asbestos Exposure Can Cause You Injuries

Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral, is highly carcinogenic. By inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers that have been released in the air, you can come to suffer from a wide range of terrible diseases, such as lung cancer. When they enter the body, asbestos fibers become stuck to the inside of the lungs and remain there forever, slowly causing inflammation and tissue scarring. Within 10 to 30 years, these symptoms lead to the development of lung cancer. It is worthy of note that the vast majority of people who come to struggle with asbestos-related lung cancer were exposed to the toxic mineral in occupational settings such as oil refineries, power plants, chemical plants or construction sites.

Asbestos Products & Manufacturers

During the last century, asbestos was present in over 5,000 consumer products, including household items such as hairdryers. However, the asbestos-containing products which cause the most harm are building materials. The following are only some of them:

  • Roofing sealant
  • Pipe lagging
  • Furnace cement
  • Wall panels
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Wire insulation
  • Cable wrap
  • Tar paper
  • Paint
  • Spray-on insulation
  • Pipe wrap
  • Block insulation
  • Acoustic tiles
  • Corrugated cement sheets
  • Flat cement sheets
  • Drywall
  • Floor tiles
  • Sheet flooring

As for the manufacturers of these hazardous products, there have been hundreds during the last century, the majority of which filed for bankruptcy, but established asbestos trust funds for injured people. Some of the most popular asbestos products manufacturers were:

  • Johns Manville
  • A.P. Green Industries
  • Honeywell Heating
  • Congoleum Corporation
  • Babcock and Wilcox
  • Celotex
  • General Electric
  • Union Carbide
  • Raybestos Manhattan Raymark Industries
  • Mobil Oil Corporation
  • Kaiser Aluminum
  • John Crane
  • W.R. Grace

Asbestos Lung Cancer Eligibility & Symptoms

If you developed lung cancer as a consequence of occupational or secondary asbestos exposure, you are eligible for financial compensation from one or multiple asbestos trust funds, depending on how many companies you worked for. Atraxia Law will gladly evaluate your medical records, which only takes 10 minutes, and will subsequently assist you with filing a claim. The most common symptoms of lung cancer are:

  • A persisting cough
  • Chest pain which worsens with breathing and coughing
  • Coughing up blood
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hoarseness
  • Recurring infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Wheezing

Asbestos Lung Cancer Settlements and Litigation

Lawsuits are being brought against companies that manufactured, supplied or used asbestos-containing products, alleging that the companies knew early on about the health hazards of asbestos exposure, yet did nothing to warn or protect their workers. As a result, "failure to warn" claims form the basis of most asbestos litigation in the United States, and the majority of these asbestos lung cancer lawsuits are settled before even going to trial.

For example, in New York, a boilermaker exposed to asbestos on the job received a $3.7 million settlement after developing lung cancer. In a case that went to trial in California, a jury awarded more than $27 million to a man who worked as an insulator for a company that used asbestos-containing products, and his former wife, who was exposed to asbestos while shaking out and washing her then-husband’s work clothing.

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How Can Atraxia Law Help?

Talking to a lawyer can be intimidating and scary. We help you understand what is involved in a claim and if you potentially qualify before we pass you on to an Attorney. Atraxia Law is the first step to see if you qualify for compensation. We have successfully helped individuals who have been involved with challenging personal injuries that have resulted in a cash payout. Our team will carefully go over your specific situation so we have a clear understanding of your needs and will determine if you meet the preliminary requirements for a claim. This process is a quick and simple phone call with one of our case managers. We look forward to hearing from you.