The asbestos fibers in the lungs of smokers are the primary cause of their pulmonary disease
While the majority of lung cancer cases have cigarette smoking as the main cause, asbestos exposure can also result in the development of this disease.
However, when both smoking and asbestos exposure are present as risk factors, the likelihood of developing lung cancer increases by 50 to 84 times, according to medical studies.
One important difference between regular lung cancer and lung cancer which occurs as a result of asbestos exposure is the latency period.
Thereby, when asbestos exposure is the cause, lung cancer will take between 10 and 50 years to develop, as asbestos fibers gradually produce inflammation and tissue scarring to the lungs. Nevertheless, regardless of whether you are a smoker or not, if you developed cancer that has a causal relationship with asbestos exposure, you are still eligible for compensation, as asbestos is the primary culprit behind your diagnosis. Smoking only contributes to the development of your disease.
Although smoking is the most common cause of lung disease, when someone has a history of asbestos exposure, it is usually the asbestos fibers in their lungs that are responsible for the development of their pulmonary disease. For this reason, smokers who were exposed to asbestos on the job or while serving in the military are eligible for compensation.
We provide quality legal assistance to smokers injured by asbestos exposure
Regardless of whether you are a smoker or not, if you have a history of asbestos exposure and suffer from lung cancer, you are eligible for compensation.
Since 1990, our attorneys have been pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and will gladly help you file a claim to recover the money you deserve.
We will file a claim with asbestos trust funds, which represent the primary source of compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure, as well as with the VA if you are a veteran.
As a veteran seeking compensation, you will have to send our resourceful attorneys your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records so that they can start assessing your case.
Our attorneys, who specialize in toxic exposure cases, will recover the maximum compensation you qualify for within the shortest time possible. Finally, it is worthy of note that our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to pay our attorneys anything unless they recover compensation for you.