How it Happens?
The levels of asbestos in air that lead to lung disease depend on several factors. The most important of these are (1) how long you were exposed, (2) how long it has been since your exposure started, and (3) whether you smoked cigarettes. Cigarette smoking and asbestos exposure increase your chances of getting lung cancer. Lung cancer is prevalent in plant workers who were exposed in the fifties, sixties, and seventies who were also smokers.
Shortness of breath, coughing, and chest pain characterize this. Lung cancer is the growth of cells in your lungs, which reduce their ability to function. Treatment includes chemotherapy, radiation, removal of the lung, and removal of the tumor. Doctors are finding more success with lung cancer as of recent years. Radiation, one form of treatment, burns the cancer away, while chemotherapy essentially poisons the cancer. Chemotherapy is quite risky, though, because it also kills good white blood cells that help your immune system. Lung cancer can be cured, or can be survived for months on to years depending on when it is found, and how severe it is.
Help Getting Financial Compensation For Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer and you think it may have been caused by exposure to asbestos, there are avenues of legal recourse available to you and your family. Boling Law Firm have handled thousands of asbestos-related disease cases in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and surrounding Louisiana communities. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
We help individuals obtain financial compensation for the injuries they have sustained. While dealing with a serious disease is tremendously difficult, our firm will fight aggressively on your behalf to obtain justice for you and your family. Our caring attorneys know that this is an emotional time, and we offer compassionate service and personal attention to your specific matter. Let us fight your legal battle so you can focus on your treatment.
In most cases, asbestos-related lung cancers will occur decades after an individual has been exposed to asbestos. Symptoms of lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure are the same as symptoms of lung cancer not caused by asbestos exposure. Individuals may experience a persistent dry, wheezing cough and enlarged lymph nodes in the airways. Other symptoms may include difficulty in breathing and chest pain. A doctor can perform tests to make an accurate diagnosis. It is important to share your work history with your physician.
Contact An Attorney Today About Asbestos Lung Cancer
Boling Law Firm represents asbestos lung cancer clients throughout Louisiana. Our attorneys are also more than happy to meet with you at your home or hospital at your convenience.