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Asbestos exposure: bronchial cancer claim eligibility

How does asbestos exposure result in bronchial cancer?

Studies have shown that a big part of the patients diagnosed with certain cancers, including bronchial cancer, are men in their 60s and older who suffered occupational exposure to asbestos. People at high risk of asbestos exposure include those who worked in mining and manufacturing but also those involved in shipbuilding.

Asbestos can release microscopic fibers into the air, making them easy to swallow or inhale. Installing or/and repairing a product that contains asbestos can release these fibers, unbeknownst to workers, as asbestos is odorless and tasteless. Once in the body, these fibers cause inflammation and scarring. Over time, they can increase a person's risk of developing bronchial cancer. Bronchial cancer commonly develops in the center of the chest near the bronchi and quickly spreads to other parts of the body.

Case studies over the years have found that the harmful effects of asbestos exposure might not manifest for decades. The sooner a patient has been diagnosed and proper treatment instituted, the better the outcome. Asbestos-related bronchial cancer can often be diagnosed by determining the quantity of cancer-causing asbestos fibers detected in your lungs and seen on a chest X-ray.

Eligibility criteria for filing an asbestos-related bronchial cancer claim

While the use of asbestos spans many different occupations, it is also important to understand the terrible consequences that the use of asbestos has had on our nation’s veterans. Asbestos was popular because of its affordability and the fact that it provides insulation and fire protection. For this reason, every single branch of the US military used asbestos in some form or another. Particularly for service members who served on naval vessels between 1930 and 1980, asbestos was present on nearly every single ship.

You will become eligible for filing a claim if you also meet the following criteria:

  • you were exposed to asbestos in industrial or military settings and have been diagnosed with bronchial cancer
  • you file your claim within the specific time limit set out in the statute of limitations at the state level
  • you are a victim of secondary asbestos exposure
  • you lost a family member who had not filed a claim during his/her lifetime

With a bronchial cancer diagnosis, you have immediate eligibility to file a claim with an asbestos trust fund and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs if you are a veteran, and our expert legal team will prioritize your claim for expedited processing. You are also entitled to recover financial compensation from the companies responsible for exposing you to asbestos and have no trust fund established.

If you have an asbestos-related bronchial cancer diagnosis, we can guide you on the best legal path

If you have a bronchial cancer diagnosis, you can file a claim to recover compensation to help pay for medical treatments. However, the process of recovering financial compensation may be long and complex. That’s why our team of experts takes on the burden of pursuing your claim for compensation while you focus on your health.

We have seen the impact of asbestos-related injuries, not just on the affected person, but on their family members as well. Our goals are for our clients to:

  • eliminate the financial stress that comes with the process of making a claim, which is why we will act for you on a "no win-no charge" basis;
  • feel informed, involved, and comfortable throughout the legal process;
  • make the claim process simple and hassle-free;
  • obtain fair and just compensation.

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