Are You Suffering from Lung Cancer Due to Asbestos?
Let Our New York City Workers’ Comp Lawyers Help
Inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers over a period of time can place you at risk for developing mesothelioma, lung cancer, or another asbestos-related disorder. The chances are greater of being diagnosed with an illness if you’ve worked on construction sites or older-model automobiles, in factories, on ships, or any other workplace that exposed you to asbestos-containing materials. If you are seeking compensation for your asbestos-related illness or your asbestos claim has been denied, the New York City asbestos and lung cancer attorneys at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. are here to help.
What makes our firm unique?
- We assist clients with every step of the process.
- We have been handling cases for 40+ years.
- We are skilled in performing in-depth investigations.
- We are well-versed in asbestos claims.
- We have a proven record of success.
From obtaining medical records and employment history to conducting background investigations on the companies you’ve worked for, we do it all. Let our experienced team take the legal burden off your shoulders.
Discuss your asbestos and lung cancer case in a free evaluation.
Asbestos Exposure on a Regular Basis May Lead to Illness
Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals found in the environment that can be separated into threads. These fibers were used in building materials and vehicles because of their resistance to heat, fire, and chemicals. Asbestos was later found to be a human carcinogen — a cancer-causing agent. People who develop asbestos-related cancers have been regularly exposed to the fibers through a job or by living in an older home that was built using materials containing asbestos.
According to studies, there has been evidence suggesting family members of workers heavily exposed to asbestos are also at risk for developing mesothelioma due to the fibers brought in their home. The World Trade Center Health Registry also estimates about 410,000 people were exposed to asbestos and other toxins during the rescue, recovery, and cleanup following the tragic September 11, 2001, terror attacks.
What Are the Symptoms?
Symptoms of asbestos-related illnesses include:
- Hoarseness, wheezing or shortness of breath
- An unrelenting cough that worsens with time
- Coughed-up fluid (sputum) from the lungs laden with blood
- Chest tightening or pain
- Swallowing becomes more difficult
- Weight loss
- Fatigue or anemia
- Swelling of the neck or face
It can take anywhere from 10 to 40 years before asbestos-related symptoms appear.
Learn More About Your Legal Rights
Some employers have set up trust funds for asbestos victims, but others will require legal action if employees want to recover damages. Our New York City workers’ compensation lawyers are skilled in handling asbestos and lung cancer claims and know how to negotiate favorable settlements on behalf of our clients. We also handle wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of surviving family members of asbestos victims.
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer or another asbestos-related illness, contact The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. as soon as possible. You only have three years from the time of a diagnosis to file a lawsuit under New York law, so do not waste any time. Survivors of asbestos victims have up to two years to file wrongful death claims.
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