What are the types of lung cancer you can develop as a result of asbestos exposure?
There are numerous types of lung cancer, depending on the malignant cells involved in the tumors. Consequently, you should be aware of all the possible lung cancer diagnoses in order to know if you are entitled to file a claim. These are the most common lung cancer types, and if you were told by your doctor that you have one of them, we advise you to contact our legal team, as you may qualify for financial compensation as a victim of asbestos exposure. Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive list, so you may still have lung cancer but under another name.
- neuroendocrine carcinoma
- squamous cell carcinoma
- non-small-cell lung cancer
- primary lung cancer
- small cell carcinoma
- large cell carcinoma
- lung carcinoid tumor
- sarcomatoid carcinoma
- oat cell cancer
- adenosquamous carcinoma
- adenocarcinoma in situ
If you worked with asbestos or were exposed to it in the military and have one of these lung cancer diagnoses, give our law firm a call to find out whether you qualify for compensation. The money you will get from asbestos trust funds if you are eligible for compensation will greatly help you with your medical expenses, among other things. If you are a veteran, you will also be able to file a disability claim with the VA with the assistance of our skilled lawyers, which will provide you with even more financial help.
Lung cancer can be misdiagnosed as benign lung conditions
Many pulmonary diseases that occur as a consequence of asbestos exposure are very insidious, as the majority of people suffering from one experience no obvious symptoms until their illness becomes extremely severe.
In the event that symptoms are present, they are more or less the same for each disease, from asbestosis to lung cancer and other types of cancers, benign or malignant neoplasm, or metastases in the respiratory system they all have mild to severe symptoms in the lungs.
This way signs of lung cancer can easily be mistaken for those of more common respiratory conditions such as:
Considering all these aspects, it should not come as a surprise that asbestos victims are frequently misdiagnosed, even by medical experts. Receiving a wrong diagnosis can hinder your prognosis terribly since each disease stemming from asbestos exposure calls for a unique treatment approach. Additionally, it will also affect the financial compensation you can recover from asbestos trust funds, as the sum of money asbestos victims are eligible for depends primarily on their diagnosis. If you currently have a lung cancer diagnosis, we strongly advise you to seek a second opinion from a medical specialist that has previously diagnosed asbestos-related diseases. A third opinion is welcomed as well since these illnesses are complicated to correctly diagnose. Oftentimes, what is initially thought to be lung cancer is later proven to be mesothelioma or vice-versa. Benefiting from the expertise of multiple experts will not only help you avoid receiving a misleading diagnosis, but may also result in a significantly larger amount of compensation.