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Occupational asbestos exposure is correlated with a higher risk of urinary bladder cancer. The microscopic size of the fibers allows asbestos to enter the bloodstream after inhalation, which can subsequently reach the urinary tract, while ingested asbestos particles can also become embedded in the walls of the bladder while they are being flushed out, scarring the tissue and forming tumors and cancer in the bladder.

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Bladder Cancer Due to Asbestos Exposure Results in Over 10k People Diagnosed Yearly

The link between occupational asbestos exposure and urinary bladder cancer is supported by reliable medical evidence, including our own internal research and many medical studies. The body flushes out asbestos fibers primarily through the urinary system, as well as other carcinogenic agents, mainly through the urinary system, which facilitates the development of malignant tumors inside the bladder, resulting in bladder cancer.

There are multiple ways in which asbestos fibers can reach the urinary bladder. Some ingested fibers can remain inside the bladder after urine expulsion or enter it by traveling through the circulatory system. Asbestos fibers which were inhaled can also reach the bladder, as well as the kidneys, by infiltrating the bloodstream. Over the years, the toxic particles will cause inflammation and tissue scarring, which may, in turn, lead to the onset of urinary bladder cancer.

The causes of bladder cancer vary greatly, from acquired or inherited gene mutations to lifestyle choices such as tobacco smoking. However, it has recently been discovered that asbestos exposure also represents a risk factor for bladder cancer and many other urinary problems as well. Because asbestos fibers – being microscopic and often needle-like – can travel through the body, they can easily reach the urinary system as well, where they might get stuck and gradually lead to inflammation and tissue scarring. These symptoms could, over time, give way to a malignant tumor inside or outside the bladder.

It is worthy of note that people who already suffer from a disease caused by asbestos exposure, such as pulmonary issues, lung cancer or mesothelioma, are at higher risk of developing bladder cancer, as well as other secondary asbestos-related illnesses, as asbestos fibers are more likely to reach the bladder. It is vital to closely monitor your health if you have a history of occupational asbestos exposure or a related diagnosis.

Common Bladder Cancer Symptoms and Urinary Problems After Asbestos Exposure

These are the main symptoms of bladder cancer, which can lead to an early diagnosis and treatment:

  • blood in your urine
  • feeling the need to urinate more frequently
  • a burning sensation while urinating
  • inability to urinate
  • urinating a very small amount
  • changes in the color of your urine
  • pelvic pain
  • a foul smell
  • pressure in the lower back
  • swollen feet
  • bone pain
  • loss of appetite

Moreover, if you were exposed to other chemicals in the workplace for a long period of time, your chances of developing bladder cancer also increase. Therefore, a combination of asbestos exposure or the existence of asbestos fibers in the body and the inhalation or ingestion of other toxic substances is substantially more dangerous as it increases your chances to develop bladder cancer sooner.

Bladder Cancer Misdiagnosis and Asbestos Exposure Work History

When it comes to misdiagnosis, bladder cancer is no exception. As numerous other malignant cancers, it is often mistaken for less severe conditions, such as urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis, bladder papilloma, passing a kidney or bladder stone, overactive bladder, renal cell carcinoma or, in the case of men, the enlargement of their prostate or prostate cancer.

If you receive any of these diagnoses and have a history of occupational asbestos exposure, it is crucial that you seek a second opinion from a medical specialist, as your condition might unfortunately not be what it seems. We strongly recommend going to at least two medical experts when asbestos exposure is involved, as these diseases are often very challenging to correctly diagnose, even for the most experienced doctors.

Asbestos Exposure Bladder Cancer Victims Are Eligible for Compensation

If you received a bladder cancer diagnosis and were exposed to asbestos in the workplace for several years, our specialized lawyers will recover the maximum financial compensation you and your family are eligible for. Today, asbestos trust funds are the primary source of monetary compensation for victims of asbestos exposure, regardless of the disease they are suffering from, since our attorneys have been handling cases for over 50 years we are very familiar with the process and we have documentation to prove our cases, which means shorter waiting time for you and maximum compensation. The only documents you will need to provide are your employment and medical records, after which our attorneys will work on submitting your asbestos claim to the trust funds.

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Family Members with a Bladder Cancer Diagnosis Due to Asbestos Exposure

Before the ‘80s, when asbestos use was at its highest, secondary exposure was extremely common. This is why nowadays many people who lived under the same roof as asbestos workers came to struggle with the same cancers and diseases as employees themselves. Secondary asbestos exposure entails inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers which came off the workers’ clothes, shoes, skin or hair. There were plenty of ways the family members of workers could have breathed in toxic asbestos fibers, such as while laundering their clothes, when children were greeting or playing with their fathers or when using the same furniture as them.

If you have a family member who used to handle asbestos at work and you now were diagnosed with bladder cancer, we encourage you to contact our attorneys as soon as possible so you can recover monetary compensation. Helping you afford expensive medical treatments and medication, and also giving you access to a higher quality of life. Our attorneys have over 50 years of experience with cases involving asbestos exposure and will invest all their energy and resources in obtaining the highest monetary compensation available to you and your family members.

If you have a history of asbestos exposure and you were a smoker, you CAN file a claim to recover compensation.

Lost a Family Member to Asbestos Bladder Cancer, Our Lawyers Will Recover Compensation on Their Behalf

Poor health will often make asbestos victims reluctant to seek legal help during their lifetime, which leaves them and their family at a financial loss due to the medial treatments being so expensive even with insurance, not to mention they are missing out on money they are eligible for. Nevertheless, anny of their immediate family members can recover the money on their behalf with the assistance of a specialized team of lawyers. If you find yourself in this tragic situation, all you have to do is send in their employment and medical records, as well as their death certificate, and we will do our best to recover the compensation they would have been entitled to.

However, you should keep in mind that taking legal action as soon as possible is essential, as the statute of limitations – which ranges between 1 and 3 years, depending on the state you reside in – will prevent us from filing a claim with asbestos trust funds if it expires. Therefore, contacting our attorneys shortly after your loved one passes away is highly preferable, although we know how difficult that might be for you.

How Do Our Attorneys Handle Bladder Cancer Cases?

Even though bladder cancer cases are by no means easy to handle, Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. specializes in situations involving work related asbestos exposure, so we have the necessary resources and already proven documentation for cases to help you and your family. So far, we have filed over 200,000 asbestos claims and we are confident we can help you recover just compensation.

The way we approach each case is unique. However, the legal process in a typical bladder cancer case unfolds as follows:

  • after you contact us and provide our lawyers with the required documents, we begin working on your case and gathering more evidence to support the correlation between your disease and asbestos exposure
  • when your asbestos claim is ready, we will submit it along with your documents to one or multiple asbestos trust funds, depending on the number of companies you worked for
  • within 3 and 6 months, we will receive a response from the asbestos trust fund regarding your claim
  • finally, you will be sent your money in monthly installments

OUR LEGAL PROCESS IN A BLADDER CANCER CASE

research shows that asbestos fibers can travel and reach the urinary bladder.

Common Questions

While the median age of diagnosis for bladder cancer stemming from asbestos exposure is 73, the disease can emerge earlier if the individual was in prolonged contact with the mineral.

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Yes. The first medical study which suggests the connection between occupational asbestos exposure and bladder cancer dates back to 1992, while several others have emerged in the meantime.

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If you have a history of occupational asbestos exposure, it is highly recommended to get screened annually for the diseases it can cause. In the case of bladder cancer, there are numerous screening tests available.

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As in the case of the other diseases caused by asbestos exposure, the compensation you can receive depends on multiple factors, such as the time of your employment and the company you worked for.

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