Tobacco smoking related esophageal cancer claims

Nearly 20,000 cases of esophageal cancer will have been diagnosed by the end of 2021 in the United States and over 15,000 people will have lost their lives to this awful disease. Tobacco smoking was found to greatly increase the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus and to moderately heighten the risk of coming to struggle with esophageal adenocarcinoma. Consequently, esophageal cancer is often preventable. Because tobacco smoke is very irritating to the lining of the esophagus, which is the muscular tube that connects your mouth to your stomach, it can easily lead to the development of esophageal cancer over the years. If you have a diagnosis of esophageal cancer and are or were a smoker, we strongly encourage you to contact our law firm, as our resourceful team can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve from the liable tobacco companies.

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The lifetime risk of esophageal cancer is 1 in 125 in men and 1 in 417 in women

According to medical studies, the risk of developing esophageal cancer is 1 in 125 for men and 1 in 417 in women, which may be because men tend to smoke more often than women, as most cases of esophageal cancer are the result of tobacco use. Furthermore, excessive alcohol consumption also contributes to the development of esophageal cancer and is more common in men as well. Timely recognizing the symptoms of esophageal cancer will not only lead to early diagnosis and improved prognosis but may also qualify you for seeking compensation from tobacco manufacturers. Some of the most common symptoms of esophageal cancer, which is a form of throat cancer, are:

  • difficulty and pain with swallowing
  • pressure or burning in the chest
  • indigestion or heartburn
  • vomiting
  • frequent choking on food
  • unexplained weight loss
  • coughing
  • hoarseness
  • pain behind the breastbone or in the throat

If you notice one or more of the above symptoms, please seek medical attention as soon as possible, as you may have developed esophageal cancer. In the regrettable case that this is your diagnosis, we advise you to contact our legal team, as we have the necessary knowledge and resources to help you obtain the financial compensation you are entitled to from the tobacco manufacturers whose cigarettes you have been smoking.

File a tobacco claim with the help of our specialized team

Our law firm has over 25 years of experience in providing quality legal assistance to people injured by toxic exposure and defective products and will go to great lengths to help you recover the maximum compensation available for your esophageal cancer diagnosis from the responsible tobacco companies. Although the legal process is complex and tedious, it will require minimal involvement on your part, as you will only have to describe your smoking habit to our legal team and send us your medical records as proof of your diagnosis. It is important to keep in mind, however, that, in order to become eligible for filing a tobacco claim, you must have begun smoking before 1964 as a minor, and your diagnosis must not be older than two years. If this is your case, our attorneys will submit your claim along with the necessary documents, which will result in the money you deserve within several months to one year. You should also know that, because we work on a contingency fee basis, you do not owe anything to our law firm unless we recover compensation on your behalf. For additional information, please feel free to contact us and we will gladly answer your questions.