Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawyer

Asbestos Lung Cancer Attorneys

Fighting for Victims of Asbestos Exposure Nationwide

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. 

Schedule a free initial consultation today by calling (855) 744-1922 or contacting us online. We are ready to hear your story, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

What is an Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuit

Asbestos lung cancer lawsuits are legal actions filed by individuals who have been diagnosed with lung cancer or other asbestos-related diseases as a result of exposure to asbestos. These lawsuits typically aim to hold companies accountable for their negligence in exposing individuals to asbestos and failing to warn them of its dangers.

Here's how asbestos lung cancer lawsuits generally work:

  • Identification of Exposure: The plaintiff, who is typically the individual diagnosed with lung cancer or their family if the person has passed away, must demonstrate that they were exposed to asbestos due to the actions or products of the defendant(s). This often involves providing evidence of where and how the exposure occurred, such as through work records, product documentation, or witness testimony.
  • Establishing Liability: The plaintiff must prove that the defendant(s) were negligent in exposing them to asbestos or that they knowingly manufactured, distributed, or used asbestos-containing products without adequately warning about the associated health risks. This can involve showing that the defendant(s) were aware of the dangers of asbestos but failed to take appropriate measures to protect workers or consumers.
  • Medical Evidence: Medical evidence is crucial in asbestos lung cancer lawsuits. The plaintiff must provide documentation from medical professionals diagnosing them with lung cancer or another asbestos-related disease and linking it to asbestos exposure.
  • Compensation: If successful, the plaintiff may be awarded compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to the asbestos-related illness. In cases where the individual has passed away, their family may seek compensation for wrongful death.
  • Class Action or Individual Lawsuits: Asbestos lawsuits can take various forms, including individual lawsuits filed by single plaintiffs or their families, or class action lawsuits involving multiple plaintiffs with similar claims against one or more defendants.
  • Legal Process: The legal process for asbestos lung cancer lawsuits can vary depending on factors such as jurisdiction, the specifics of the case, and whether it goes to trial or is settled out of court. It often involves extensive investigation, discovery, negotiations, and potentially a trial before a judge or jury.

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. 

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    - Lois M.
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Do I Have an Asbestos Lung Cancer Case?

Asbestos lung cancer, also known as mesothelioma, is a rare but aggressive form of cancer that primarily affects the lining of the lungs (pleura) but can also occur in the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) or heart (pericardium). It is primarily caused by exposure to asbestos fibers, which are microscopic and can be inhaled or ingested.

Common symptoms of asbestos lung cancer may include:

  • Difficulty breathing (dyspnea)
  • Persistent coughing
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Persistent hoarseness
  • Wheezing
  • Swelling of the face or arms
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Fever or night sweats

These symptoms can vary in severity depending on the stage of the cancer and the extent of the asbestos exposure. It's important to note that many of these symptoms can overlap with other respiratory or lung conditions, so a thorough medical evaluation is necessary for an accurate diagnosis. If you suspect you've been exposed to asbestos and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional promptly.

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.

  • American Association for Justice
  • MATA
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Recovering Compensation for Asbestos Lung Cancer Through Civil Litigation

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.

Because We Are Different.
  • Decades of Cumulative Experience
    Our team is comprised of dozens of highly talented and experienced attorneys ready to fight for your best outcome.
  • Thousands of Clients Represented
    Over the course of our firm's experience, we have helped thousands of victims and their families recover.
  • National Reach
    We come to you wherever you are in the United States to help you and your family recover.
  • Resources + Personal Attention
    A senior partner of our firm will be involved in your case, utilizing a team approach with massive resources uniquely applied to your case.
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