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Asbestos exposure: gastrointestinal cancer claim eligibility

How does asbestos exposure result in gastrointestinal cancer?

While receiving a diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancer that is the consequence of asbestos exposure may come as a surprise, there are multiple reliable medical studies that support the causal relation between the two. Because asbestos exposure also occurs via ingestion, the accumulation of asbestos fibers along the gastrointestinal tract can lead to the development of malignant tumors within 20 to 50 years of the first exposure to this dangerous mineral.

However, the inhalation of asbestos fibers can result in gastrointestinal cancer as well, since asbestos fibers can easily travel through the bloodstream and the lymphatic system and eventually reach the gastrointestinal tract. As a consequence, cancer may occur on the following parts of the gastrointestinal tract:

  • the esophagus
  • the pancreas
  • the stomach
  • the colon
  • the rectum
  • the anus
  • the liver
  • the biliary system
  • the small intestine

It is important to know that, if you have a diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancer that may stem from asbestos exposure, you may be eligible for compensation. With over 35 years of experience, our team of professionals will carefully assess your case to determine whether you are eligible for filing a claim to recover the money you deserve.

Although it is quite challenging to prove the connection between gastrointestinal cancer and asbestos exposure, working with a lawyer who specializes in toxic exposure is bound to result in receiving the compensation you are entitled to if your diagnosis is truly the consequence of exposure to asbestos. If we find out that you qualify for compensation, we will guide you to a lawyer whose main area of practice is toxic exposure so that you can benefit from the compensation you deserve.

Eligibility criteria for gastrointestinal cancer caused by asbestos exposure

To become eligible for filing a claim for your gastrointestinal cancer diagnosis, your doctor must first prove that there are asbestos fibers in the malignant tumors in your body, which can easily be achieved with the aid of a biopsy. Once asbestos fibers are found in the malignant tumors that developed along your gastrointestinal tract, you must meet the following eligibility criteria in order to qualify for filing a claim for asbestos exposure:

  • you must have been exposed to asbestos on the job, in the military, or secondarily
  • you must file your asbestos claim within the statute of limitations

The statute of limitations is a very important aspect you should keep in mind if you intend to seek financial compensation for asbestos exposure, as these cases have a statute of limitations of 3-5 years in the majority of states. Nonetheless, some states have a shorter timeframe within which you can file your claim, which is why we strongly advise you to reach out to our team of experts as soon as you receive your diagnosis.

If the statute of limitations is exceeded, you are no longer eligible for compensation. While the process of filing a claim for gastrointestinal cancer caused by asbestos exposure is very complex, we will make it as easy as possible for you, as we know that victims of asbestos exposure are often in great physical and emotional pain. Furthermore, a family member can help you navigate the legal process.

If you are eligible, the compensation you will receive will come from the asbestos trust funds of the companies whose hazardous products you worked with, the companies that do not have a trust fund and, if you are a veteran, from the VA as well. Your asbestos claim will be filed with each and every company that is responsible for your diagnosis so that you can benefit from the maximum compensation available.

Not only will filing a claim provide you with more money to invest in your healthcare and treatment, but it will also hold the responsible companies liable for their negligence. To make sure you will have access to the money you are entitled to within the shortest time possible, your asbestos claim will be expedited if your gastrointestinal cancer is terminal. If your claim will also be filed with the VA, they will assign you a disability rating and, depending on how severe it is, they will send you money in the form of monthly installments if you are a veteran. On the other hand, if you are the surviving family member of a veteran injured by asbestos exposure, you will be able to obtain VA benefits such as indemnity and dependency compensation.

Legal assistance for victims of asbestos exposure who struggle with gastrointestinal cancer

Atraxia Law provides victims of asbestos exposure who came to struggle with gastrointestinal cancer with quality assistance in evaluating their claim eligibility, as we have over 35 years of professional experience. The only documents you are required to send us are your employment or military records and your medical records as evidence of asbestos exposure and related diagnosis.

We will thoroughly assess your situation and eventually let you know whether you can file a claim for asbestos exposure. If you are eligible, we will promptly guide you to a specialized attorney who will further help you recover the money you deserve for your distress.

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