Asbestos, the naturally occurring silicate mineral, has been exploited by many industries and the U.S. military for much of the 1900s for its valuable properties such as flexibility, high tensile strength, incombustibility, resistance to chemical attack, and low thermal conductivity. Studies have found that asbestos exposure can cause serious health issues to people exposed to it.
Exposure happens when those working with, or in close proximity to asbestos inhale tiny microscopic fibers. Before reaching the lungs, these fibers pass through the larynx penetrating the laryngeal tissues and getting embedded in its lining leading to severe inflammation which can lead to throat cancer. Throat cancer can also occur when those exposed to asbestos cough up microscopic fibers they have inhaled or ingested and then swallow their saliva, causing the fibers to attach to laryngeal tissues.
Asbestos-related diseases must be treated by specialized doctors who may know of clinical trials or advanced treatment options, which can help improve prognosis. The asbestos screening process is a medical evaluation necessary for those who have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer, including throat/laryngeal/pharyngeal cancer. At Atraxia Law, we provide support and assistance to people affected by asbestos exposure in industrial settings or the military.
If you have developed throat cancer due to asbestos exposure in either industrial or military settings, you might be able to make an asbestos compensation claim against your employers, even if you no longer work for them. The health problems that can be caused by asbestos have been widely known since the 1900s, so your employer may have failed in their duty to protect you by exposing you to this carcinogenic mineral.
Asbestos trust funds have eligibility requirements designed to ensure that each provides compensation only for individuals who were injured as a result of long-term exposure to asbestos from the company for which it was set up.
Claimants will have to provide a number of key pieces of evidence, including medical history, exposure, workplace, and more, to support their claim. Usually, they will have to demonstrate that:
It is important for anyone diagnosed with asbestos-related throat cancer to get legal advice swiftly. When a throat cancer patient files a claim to receive compensation for their losses, including medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering, they will need to adhere to the statute of limitations established by the state in which they will file their claim. Each state establishes its own set of deadlines by which a person must file their claims in relation to asbestos exposure.
If you worked in industrial, blue-collar, or military jobs during the 20th century and have been diagnosed with throat cancer, you are entitled to monetary compensation through one or more established asbestos bankruptcy trust funds as well as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. You are also entitled to recover financial compensation from the companies responsible for exposing you to asbestos and have no trust fund established.
Our team of legal experts will work tirelessly to give you peace of mind and ensure you have the right care in place by helping you obtain the compensation you deserve. We can also help you make a claim on behalf of a loved one who has already died from throat cancer or continue their claim if they pass away while the legal process is ongoing.
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