Are you a current or former smoker who was diagnosed with lung cancer after working around asbestos? It is in your best interest to investigate the precise cause of your condition. If asbestos was a factor, you may be able to obtain compensation from the companies responsible for your exposure.
The unfortunate reality is that people who smoked and worked or lived around asbestos exposure are significantly more likely to develop lung cancer. Manufacturers of asbestos were aware of these safety hazards but put profits over people, consequently exposing countless workers and their families.
At SWMW Law, we are committed to making things right. Our asbestos lung cancer lawyers fight every day to get affected families the compensation they deserve. We want to reduce the stress that comes with paying medical expense and other out-of-pocket costs. Thanks to our vast experience and extensive resources, we may be able to get you payment within 90 days of our first meeting. Let us do all of the work so that you can focus on your health and family – because you and your family matter.
How We Help Clients with Asbestos Lung Cancer
Using our multidisciplinary medical and legal teams, we will tirelessly investigate the facts of your exposure to asbestos and your illness. We will relentlessly pursue the defendants responsible to ensure you are sufficiently compensated for your pain and suffering, the time lost with your loved ones, and other losses. Because we understand this is likely the only time many of our clients have hired an attorney to represent them, we will go the extra mile to explain the process, answer your questions, and be your advocate throughout every stage of this journey.
Our case results speak for themselves. Our asbestos lung cancer attorneys have fought for thousands of injured people and their families. That includes negotiating tens of thousands of settlements and trying and winning cases against billion-dollar companies. Together, our legal professionals have secured over $750 million in compensation for our clients. We will put our collective experience and resources to work to you in our fight to get you maximum compensation.
"We have been very pleased to be represented by them."- Murphy
"Everyone at SWMW Law have went above & beyond. They’ve been so compassionate & so very helpful."- Jeanne M.
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If you are confident you developed lung cancer as a direct result of asbestos exposure, there is a good chance the exposure took place in your home or at your workplace. Lung cancer can also sometimes be contracted through second-hand exposure if someone you know unintentionally introduced asbestos into your home via fibers on their skin or clothes. Either way, keep in mind that it can often take anywhere from 20 to 50 years from the date of first exposure for the medical consequences to appear.
Many companies were fully aware of the risks associated with asbestos but chose to remain silent and not alert their customers, clients, or employees about its presence in products and work environments. Asbestos is a known cause of lung cancer, particularly when combined with smoking, yet these companies failed to disclose this critical information, putting individuals at an increased risk of developing lung cancer and other life-threatening medical issues in the future.
When a defendant, such as a former employer, failed to disclose what they knew about asbestos and its presence, you may have a case. One key component of SWMW Law’s representation is investigating what happened, when you were exposed, and who knew about it. This information will help us determine liability as well as the viability of your case. We encourage you to review some of the professions and settings where asbestos exposure is common.
You can recover compensation for the consequences of lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure through a personal injury lawsuit. Each state enforces a statute of limitations for these claims, but a discovery rule often applies in many states. This allows you an extended window to take legal action if you did not discover your injury (the asbestos-related lung cancer) and its possible cause until long after the exposure event. Still, it is prudent to get in touch as soon as you are diagnosed to avoid losing your right to sue. Depending on the circumstances, we may also be able to help you file a claim with and get compensation through an asbestos bankruptcy trust fund.
Many companies who negligently failed to warn employees about the dangers of asbestos present in their workplaces have already been successfully sued countless times. Our team understands how to strategically go after them and counteract the techniques they use to try and escape accountability. For example, we are prepared to refute claims that your lung cancer was exclusively caused by your smoking habit, as asbestos exposure can dramatically raise the likelihood of lung cancer developing.
We also work swiftly to select the best available jurisdiction for your case and cut through red tape to move your case forward. In many instances, we are able to push for trial dates within six months of our initial request, in turn getting you the compensation you need to move forward faster.
Our asbestos lung cancer lawyers will make every effort to get you and your family compensation for all losses, including:
- Past, current, and future medical bills
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
From beginning to end, you will have the complete attention of our team. We will regularly update you on case progress and be available to answer any questions you may have. Additionally, because we handle these cases nationwide, we are happy to come to you anywhere in the United States at a time that works for you.
We will advance all case expenses, meaning you pay nothing upfront and will not owe legal fees unless we secure a favorable settlement or verdict for you. Call (855) 744-1922 or contact us online to get started.
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Thousands of Clients RepresentedOver the course of our firm's experience, we have helped thousands of victims and their families recover.
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Whether you have questions or you’re ready to get started, our legal team is ready to help. Complete our form below or call us at (855) 744-1922.