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Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer
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North Carolina Asbestos Attorneys for Lung Cancer and Other Illnesses

A challenge for many workers is that they may not be aware they were exposed to asbestos. Asbestos was used in a variety of materials that workers used every day, including insulation. If you are unsure whether you have been exposed to asbestos, talking to experienced North Carolina asbestos attorneys may help.

Lawyers at Martin & Jones have records of asbestos exposure sites including, but not limited to:

  • Power plants — Carolina Power and Light, Duke Power, Georgia Power and others
  • Paper mills — Weyerhaeuser, International Paper, Champion and Federal Paper Board
  • Industrial plants — DuPont, Babcock & Wilcox, Western Electric and many others
  • Shipyards — Norfolk Naval, Newport News, Brooklyn Navy Yard and many others

Anyone working at these job sites could be at risk for developing mesothelioma, especially insulators, boilermakers, pipefitters, mechanics, carpenters, electricians and plumbers.

In addition to mesothelioma, asbestos exposure is known to cause other types of cancer, including lung cancer, esophageal, colon, ovarian and laryngeal cancer. There are also a number of nonmalignant asbestos-related diseases that can be severe and even life-threatening.

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Lung Cancer from Asbestos Exposures

Our  North Carolina asbestos attorneys at Martin & Jones will consult with medical experts to determine whether a particular case of lung cancer was caused or contributed to by exposure to asbestos.

Types Of Lung Cancer Associated With Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos exposure has been proven to cause the following types of lung cancer:

  • Small cell — Small cell lung cancer is an aggressive, rapidly growing form of cancer commonly associated with smoking, but studies have shown it is also caused by asbestos exposure.
  • Large cell — Large cell carcinoma of the lung is another rapidly growing form of cancer.
  • Adenocarcinoma — Adenocarcinoma starts in mucus-producing cells in the lungs, which line the alveoli. It is the most common form of lung cancer.
  • Squamous cell — Squamous cell cancer gets its name from where the cancer starts: in the squamous cells of the lung, which line the airway.

For workers who were exposed to asbestos, the risk of lung cancer increases with the number of asbestos fibers inhaled. The risk of lung cancer from exposure to asbestos is also greatly increased if the worker is or was a cigarette smoker.

Our North Carolina Asbestos Attorneys Help You Pursue Claims for Other Cancers Caused By Exposure

A  strong causal link between asbestos exposure and these types of cancers warrant investigation. If you have been diagnosed with any of these types of cancer and have reason to believe you were exposed to asbestos, contact our North Carolina asbestos attorneys to explore your options.

  • Ovarian cancer. Asbestos fibers have repeatedly been found in the ovaries of women who were exposed to asbestos. Researchers believe the fibers may reach the organs via the bloodstream, lymph system or reproductive tract. Use of talc products have also been shown to cause ovarian cancer.
  • Laryngeal cancer. While smoking and heavy alcohol use are the most important risk factors for laryngeal cancer, the link to asbestos exposure has been proven.
  • Esophageal cancer. Like laryngeal cancer, smoking and alcohol use increase the risk for esophageal cancer, but asbestos exposure in the workplace is also considered a cause.
  • Colorectal cancer. Medical research suggests there is a risk of developing colon cancer as a result of asbestos exposure.

At Martin & Jones, our asbestos lawyers are committed to obtaining compensation for people who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer. Our attorneys have successfully represented clients in various types of claims, including workers’ compensation claims and bankruptcy claims.

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced and Compassionate North Carolina Asbestos Attorneys Today

If you or a loved one worked around asbestos and has been diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer or any other asbestos disease, please call our asbestos lawyers for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. We have offices in Raleigh, Durham and Wilmington.

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