Tobacco smoking related COPD claims

Over 16 million people are currently struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the United States. In 85% to 90% of cases, the disease is caused by tobacco smoking, which means that it is preventable. Nevertheless, more than 34 million adults throughout the country are smokers, which means that we will continue to see a great increase in the number of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease cases within the following years. The good news is that, if you suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a former or current smoker, you may be eligible for compensation, which our skillful attorneys can help you recover from the liable companies.

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10% of the adult population of the United States struggles with COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, occurs in approximately 10% of the adult population of the country, which is very alarming. The primary cause of the disease is tobacco smoking, a habit in which over 34 million people engage at the moment. Because tobacco smoke is very irritating to the airways and the lungs, it can easily result in COPD over the years. According to estimates, it takes 17 years for a person to develop a disease, including COPD, as a consequence of smoking tobacco. Since tobacco smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, out of which 69 are carcinogenic, it should come as no surprise that cigarette smoking can lead to COPD and other serious diseases of the respiratory system. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two forms of COPD. Struggling with this disease causes less air flowing through the airways, which is because one or more of the following:

  • the airways and the tiny air sacs of the lungs lose their ability to stretch and shrink back
  • the walls between the air sacs are damaged
  • the walls of the airways become thick and inflamed
  • the airways produce more mucus than usual, which can clog them and obstruct airflow

If you notice symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, a persistent cough, fatigue, and difficulty breathing as a smoker, we strongly encourage you to seek medical attention, as you may have developed COPD. After undergoing several tests and exams, you will be assigned a correct diagnosis and, if you have COPD, you can reach out to our legal team to recover the financial compensation you deserve for your suffering from the liable companies. While you may think that filing a claim with a tobacco manufacturer is a futile endeavor, this is far from the truth, as more and more people are seeking compensation from these companies for the terrible diseases they came to struggle with. With over 25 years of professional experience, our attorneys will help you obtain the maximum compensation you are entitled to from tobacco manufacturers if you began smoking before 1964 as a minor, and your diagnosis is not older than two years as these are the eligibility criteria for filing a tobacco claim.

Quality legal assistance for people with COPD as a result of tobacco smoking

Our law firm specializes in toxic exposure and product liability, which is why, if you are a current or former smoker who suffers from COPD, we highly advise you to contact our legal team to recover the financial compensation you deserve from the responsible tobacco manufacturers. While the legal process is complex and tedious, your involvement will be minimal, as we will take care of the majority of aspects and documents on your behalf. All you will have to do is to describe your smoking habit to our experts and send us your medical records that state you have COPD as evidence of the related diagnosis. We are aware that most of our clients are in great physical and emotional pain, which is why we strive to make the legal process as easy to navigate as possible. Eventually, several months to one year following claim submission, you will receive the maximum compensation available for your COPD diagnosis from all the liable tobacco manufacturers if you choose to work with Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. For additional information, please feel free to contact us and we will gladly answer your questions.