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Can a Smoker Who Has Developed an Asbestos-related Disease Seek Legal Action?

Yes, a smoker can successfully file a claim if the asbestos-related disease develops as a result of the past history of asbestos exposure.

answered by Gary Anderson

Toxic asbestos fibers that accumulate in your lungs due to industrial exposure are the main culprits and the real cause of your asbestos-related disease

Smoking can just exacerbate the illness. Before you seek legal action, you need to keep the evidence of your occupation asbestos exposure ready. This can be easily done by undergoing a chest X-ray, a simple test that helps you reveal the harmful asbestos fibers present in your lungs. This will also help medical specialists to determine the extent of lung damage caused. Alternately, if you have already been diagnosed with lung cancer, you will definitely have at least a chest X-ray.

You can always seek a second opinion from our medical experts who will evaluate your most recent chest X-ray and also offer free asbestos screening to workers exposed to asbestos in the past.

Once you have a diagnosis, our team of lawyers specializing in asbestos cases will evaluate your condition and advise the optimal approach to claim the maximum amount of compensation you are eligible for. We will take care of the complex aspects of the legal process on your behalf so that you can continue focusing on your health.

*The information presented should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

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