What Is Asbestos Related Lung Cancer:
This is also known as a carcinoma of the lung or pulmonary carcinoma. It is a malignant lung tumour which is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in the tissues of the lung.
Unlike Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer is not exclusively caused by asbestos exposure. In fact it is more commonly caused by smoking.
The risk of asbestos related lung cancer increases with the level of asbestos exposure. Therefore a person who has been exposed to a high level of asbestos and is a smoker, has a more than double risk of being diagnosed with Lung Cancer.
Like Mesothelioma, lung cancer associated with asbestos is typically diagnosed at a late stage of development because of the long latency period of development and the onset of symptoms.
Asbestos-related lung cancer is no different, typically taking between 15 and 35 years to develop. Studies show latency is affected by the level of exposure and co-carcinogens such as cigarettes.
Symptoms of asbestos lung cancer may include breathlessness, pain to chest/shoulder or back area, sudden unexplained weight loss, coughing up blood and fatigue. Immediate medical attention should be sought in these circumstances and any known asbestos exposure should be mentioned to your Doctor.
Treatment depends on the type of cancer, how far it has spread and how good your general health is.
If the condition is diagnosed early and the cancerous cells are confined to a small area, surgery to remove the affected area of lung is usually recommended.
If surgery is unsuitable due to a person’s general health, then radiotherapy to destroy the cancerous cells may be recommended instead.
How Can We Help?
If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with asbestos related Lung Cancer, it is important that you seek the correct legal advice from experienced Solicitors.
We will make your appointment our priority and will ensure that a member of the Team can attend upon you at your home address at your convenience.
How Will Your Case Be Funded?
We would pursue your claim on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis and James Murray Solicitors will not seek to recover a success fee from your damages.
At James Murray Solicitors, our role is not just that of a legal Advisor but also as a support to you and your family and for that reason, we offer a 24 hour telephone service, which allows you the opportunity to speak to a Solicitor at any time, day or night.
If you have been diagnosed with Asbestos Related Lung Cancer, or any other Asbestos related illness or you believe that you are suffering as a result of being exposed to Asbestos then call our specialist team of Solicitors on 0151 933 3333 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org