New Jersey Lung Cancer Malpractice attorneys know that lung cancer is very concerning situation as it’s killed more men and women each year in the US than any other type of cancer.The National Cancer Institute estimates that there were 222,520 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed, and 157,300 deaths due to lung cancer in the US in 2010.
The leading cause of lung cancer is cigarette smoking, and, as most Americans know, tobacco manufacturers have paid billions of dollars in compensation to victims who were sickened and/or killed by their deadly product.
But cigarette smoke isn’t the only air-borne carcinogen that causes lung cancer.
Exposure to asbestos causes a pernicious, incurable cancer of the lining of the chest and abdominal cavities called mesothelioma.
Exposure to radon, present in indoor and outdoor air, can cause lung cancer. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 12% of all lung cancer is attributable to radon gas (approx. 21,000 deaths annually).
Certain occupations that expose workers to dangerous chemicals, such as arsenic, chromium, nickel, aromatic hydrocarbons and ethers, increase the risk of lung cancer.
Even prolonged exposure to air pollution from motor vehicles and factories can cause lung cancer. In fact, many experts believe that prolonged exposure to polluted air is similar in its effects on the lung to passive smoke from cigarettes.
If you, or a loved one, has been exposed to toxic substances that are suspected of having caused your lung cancer, we strongly urge you to call 1.800.405.7783 and speak to one of our New York / New Jersey Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys.
The New York & New Jersey lung cancer lawyers at Simonson Goodman Platzer PC have been representing victims of lung cancer caused by toxic exposure to dangerous air-borne substances for decades. Partner Paul Simonson has, in fact, recovered money for his clients in 98% of the medical malpractice cases he has managed, with a total dollar recovery of 200 million dollars, and he has consistently been recognized as a “Best Lawyer in America” and as a Super Lawyer in the field of medical malpractice.
To talk with an experienced lung cancer attorney, call 1.800.405.7783