When tiny asbestos fibers get trapped inside of your throat, lungs, stomach, or other organs they can cause damage to your body, including several forms of cancer. Your cancer may have been caused by asbestos exposure even if it has been 10, 20, or even 50 years since you were exposed to asbestos.
If you or a loved one has developed one of the cancers listed below and were born before 1959, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Norris Injury Lawyers today for a free case evaluation.
Cancers frequently associated with asbestos exposure include:
- Lung Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Throat Cancer (Pharyngeal/Laryngeal)
- Stomach Cancer
- Colon/Rectal Cancer
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What We do for You
When you choose Norris Injury Lawyers to help you with your asbestos-associated cancer claims, we:
Investigate the cause of your illness
We evaluate work history to identify possible exposure.
And there is no risk to you in the process. You are never responsible for any fees or expenses unless we are able to collect money for you. If we don’t get you money, we “eat the expenses.”
Create and gather needed documents
We secure medical documents to confirm your cancer diagnosis and link your diagnosis to your asbestos exposure.
After talking with you or a coworker, we prepare work exposure affidavits.
Keep our clients’ time in mind
We talk by phone to gather information from you and then get to work handling all aspects of the your claim.
We create a timeline of work history to pinpoint when exposure occurred.
Opening an asbestos-related cancer case may seem intimidating. That is why we are here to help.
With more than forty-five years of legal experience and thousands of successfully resolved asbestos cases, we know what to do. With Norris Injury Lawyers by your side, you can rest easy knowing that your case is being handled by a team of professionals with years of experience handling asbestos claims. We’ll do the grunt work for your case and determine what type of compensation you may be entitled to.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung, colon/rectal, stomach, esophageal, laryngeal, or pharyngeal cancer, please call us. We will discuss your work history and help determine if asbestos exposure may have caused your cancer.
Call Norris Injury Lawyers
If you have received a cancer diagnosis for an asbestos-related cancer, give us a call. Under our No Fee Guarantee® there is no cost for your initial call and consultation. In fact, you don’t owe us a dime unless we get you money.
Work History Investigation
If your case meets the initial criteria for an asbestos-cancer case, we will proceed to investigate your work history for any possible exposure to asbestos. We will look into details such as jobsites, the positions you worked in, and timeframes prone to asbestos exposure.
Gather Medical Records
We will work to gather the necessary medical documentation to substantiate your claim. After securing a pathology report and chest x-ray from your medical providers, we then have expert doctors evaluate the records to confirm asbestos exposure.
Once a valid asbestos-related cancer case has been prepared, we file and pursue claims with asbestos bankruptcy trusts to get you your compensation. This process does not involve going to court.
Who is at Risk?
The longer and more frequent the exposure to asbestos, the greater chance a person has of developing an asbestos-related cancer. This does not mean that there is a “safe” level of asbestos exposure. As asbestos is a known carcinogen, no matter how small the amount, there is no safe level of exposure to the substance. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that even with the 1% limit for products containing asbestos, 1 out of 300 workers will develop lung cancer from exposure to asbestos.
High risk groups include:
- Those born before 1959
- Certain Job Types
- Certain Geographical Areas
- Family Members
You are at a higher risk of developing an asbestos-related cancer if:
- You were born before 1959
- You have worked specific jobs commonly associated with asbestos
- See jobs commonly associated with asbestos
- You have worked in an environment with asbestos
- You are a veteran
- You are or were a smoker
Unsure if You Have Been Exposed to Asbestos?
In the late 1900s, thousands of products were manufactured in the US with high amounts of asbestos. Laws later implemented put a limit on how much asbestos a product can contain; however, asbestos is still being used in products today.
If you are unsure you were exposed, talk with us. Norris Injury Lawyers will examine your work history to confirm asbestos exposure. Leave the detective work to us. Your main focus should be on recovering to the fullest extent possible, or at least remaining comfortable if your diagnosis is terminal.
Investigating asbestos exposure
3,000+ products containing asbestos were manufactured in the 1900s
Workers in hundreds of fields were exposed to asbestos in the 1900s
Norris Injury Lawyers investigates every client’s work history for asbestos exposure