Tobacco smoking related pharyngeal cancer claims

As a form of throat cancer, pharyngeal cancer is oftentimes the result of tobacco smoking. In fact, over 85% of cases are caused by smoking cigarettes. The pharynx is a hollow tube that runs from behind your nose to the top of your windpipe. Because tobacco smoke is very irritating to the airways and contains 69 carcinogenic substances, it should come as no surprise that it can lead to the development of pharyngeal cancer over time. According to estimates, it usually takes 17 years from the moment you began smoking until you receive a related diagnosis. If you struggle with pharyngeal cancer as a consequence of tobacco smoking, you may be eligible for compensation, which our skillful legal team can help you recover from the liable tobacco companies.

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Yearly, over 53,000 people in the US receive a pharyngeal cancer diagnosis, mostly the result of tobacco smoking

Also known as oropharyngeal cancer, pharyngeal cancer occurs in approximately 53,000 people annually throughout the country and is, in the majority of cases, caused by tobacco smoking. Over 90% of pharyngeal cancer cases involve squamous cell carcinoma, which arises from the flat surface cells that line your mouth and throat. However, your oropharynx refers to the back part of your tongue, your tonsils, your soft palate, and the sides and walls of your throat, and cancer can develop anywhere along it. The average age of diagnosis is 62, as only 25% of pharyngeal cancer cases are diagnosed in people under the age of 55. Some of the most common symptoms of pharyngeal cancer are the following:

  • a persistent sore throat
  • pain or difficulty with swallowing
  • trouble opening up your mouth fully or moving your tongue
  • unexplained weight loss
  • voice changes
  • recurring ear pain
  • a lump in the back of your throat or mouth
  • a lump in your neck
  • coughing up blood
  • a white patch on your tongue or lining of your mouth

If you experience one or more of the above symptoms, we strongly encourage you to seek medical attention as soon as possible, as you may have developed pharyngeal cancer as a consequence of tobacco smoking. It is worthy of note that, even if you quit smoking a long time ago, the risk of developing a serious disease as a result still exists. In the regrettable case that you receive pharyngeal cancer or throat cancer diagnosis, please reach out to our law firm, as we specialize in helping people in your situation.

File a tobacco claim with the assistance of our specialized attorneys

With nearly 30 years of experience in providing legal assistance to victims of toxic exposure and defective products, our legal team is ready to help you recover fair compensation for your diagnosis of pharyngeal cancer if you are or were a smoker. Nevertheless, it is important to know that, to qualify for filing a tobacco claim, you must have begun smoking before 1964 as a minor, and your diagnosis mustn't be older than two years as otherwise your claim will not be approved. If this is also your case, please contact our team of experts and we will thoroughly assess your situation. Your claim will be filed with each and every company whose cigarettes you have been smoking in order to obtain the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis of throat cancer. While the legal process is quite complex, it will require minimal involvement on your part, as you will only have to describe your smoking habit to our legal team and send your attorney your medical records stating your diagnosis. Eventually, you will receive the money you deserve for your physical and emotional suffering. For additional information, do not hesitate to contact our law firm and we will gladly answer your questions.