National Lung Cancer Lawyers
Lung Cancer Victims Deserve Financial Compensation – We Can Help You Get It
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, you may be eligible for significant financial compensation.
Money is available to people who were exposed to asbestos and developed lung cancer. Those funds can help pay for your medical treatment and provide for your family, now and for years to come.
That's why, if you have lung cancer, you should find out whether you are among the millions of Americans who were exposed – even briefly – to asbestos. So, contact us to find out how an experienced lung cancer attorney can help. At no cost to you, the Ferrell Law Group, an established national asbestos lung cancer law firm with more than 30 years of experience, can determine whether you qualify for financial compensation and explain your legal options. We get results.
If you’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer, give us a call or contact us online today. There is no fee or obligation to hire us – just answers you can trust. If you do choose to hire us, you can generally pursue a claim from the comfort of your home, and if we need to meet in person, we’ll come to you.
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, contact us for a free case consultation. There is no obligation to hire us – just information you can trust.
In the meantime, here is some basic information about lung cancer and financial compensation.
What is lung cancer?
In general, cancer is a condition that arises when cells start to grow in an uncontrolled manner within the body. Lung cancer stages range from stage 1, when cancer is small and confined to the lungs, to stage 4, when cancer has spread to other parts of the body. There are two types of lung cancer: Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
- Small cell lung cancer is a less common form of lung cancer, and it is characterized by its rapid growth.
- Non-small cell lung cancer has several subtypes, including squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma. Adenocarcinoma is the most common of the three, and it typically develops in the outer edges of the lung, affecting alveoli cells and producing mucus. Squamous cell carcinoma, or epidermoid carcinoma, grows in the lining of the bronchial tubes and appears as thin, flat cells. Large cell carcinoma, on the other hand, grows in large abnormal cells and can occur anywhere within the lung.
Lung cancer is often caused by exposure to toxic substances like asbestos, radon gas, diesel exhaust, tobacco smoke, and certain chemicals like arsenic and benzene can cause lung cancer.
Who is most at risk for developing asbestos lung cancer?
Work-related lung cancer is typically caused when employees inhale toxins like asbestos and benzene without protection or without proper protection. People who worked with asbestos are among employees and retired people with the highest risk for developing lung cancer.
Workers with the highest risk for developing asbestos-related lung cancer were employed in the industries listed below between 1930 and 1980:
- Asbestos mining, milling and manufacturing
- Oil and gas drilling and production
- Asbestos removal
- Home services (plumbers, electricians, HVAC)
Do I qualify for lung cancer financial compensation?
People who were exposed to asbestos and now have lung cancer have a right to collect money for their pain, suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Because asbestos exposure was so common before the 1980s, many lung cancer victims qualify for compensation. Here are three questions to ask:
- Are you 62 years of age or older?
- Was your lung cancer diagnosed within the last 10 years?
- Did you work in a job where you may have been exposed to asbestos, even for a short time?
If you answered “yes” to all three questions, you likely have a strong case for compensation. Our lung cancer lawyers can help you identify incidents of asbestos exposure and determine who is liable.
How does asbestos cause lung cancer?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring fiber that was used in thousands of products for insulation and fire prevention, among many other purposes. In the U.S., peak asbestos use was between the 1940s and 1970s. Asbestos exposure was most common on the job in industries like shipbuilding, oil and gas drilling, and construction.
When asbestos is disturbed or worked with, microscopic fibers are released into the air. If inhaled, these thin fibers can become trapped in the lungs. The size of the asbestos fiber determines where the fibers may become lodged. Once trapped in the lungs, fibers irritate and mutate lung tissue cells. Over time – sometimes decades – these fibers cause enough irritation and cellular damage to form cancer.
Legal options for lung cancer victims
Every case is different, but in general, lung cancer victims who were exposed to asbestos have a range of legal and financial compensation options. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for compensation from various Asbestos Trust Funds that were established when manufacturers declared bankruptcy. We can also pursue a lawsuit or settlement against a solvent company (that is, one that has not declared bankruptcy) if applicable.
Remember, the vast majority of these claims are about the manufacturer of asbestos products you were exposed to at work, not your current or former employer.
How much money can I get for asbestos lung cancer?
The amount of money an asbestos lung cancer victim is entitled to collect depends on many factors, like the severity of the cancer, the duration and intensity of the exposure, and the state in which the victim resides. Asbestos lung cancer financial compensation is based on your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, as well as other related losses.
Our qualified and experienced asbestos lung cancer lawyers can help you navigate the complex legal process and maximize your financial recovery. We will give you the information you need to make the right decision for you.
How can a national lung cancer lawyer help me?
If you have lung cancer, the Ferrell Law Group can determine whether you are eligible for financial compensation. If you qualify, we can help you further. Our firm can:
- Explain your legal rights and answer your questions.
- Investigate the cause of your lung cancer.
- Determine when and how you were exposed to asbestos.
- Identify who owes you money.
- Collect evidence to build a strong case.
- File a claim on your behalf.
- Negotiate for maximum financial compensation.
- Fight for you every step of the way.
The Ferrell Law Group will always advocate for your best interests. We do not get intimidated. We do not give up. We are in this with you for the long haul.
How much does it cost to hire a lung cancer attorney?
Our asbestos and toxic exposure lung cancer attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning our fee is a percentage of your recovered damages. You will never be billed out of pocket for our services. If we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us a dime.
Our lawyers make the process of collecting your money easier
The Ferrell Law Group has been fighting to protect the rights of lung cancer victims nationwide for more than 30 years. We want to be clear, for lung cancer victims everywhere:
If you have lung cancer, there is compensation out there, and we can find out whether you qualify. Find out today if you have a case for lung cancer financial compensation. Contact the Ferrell Law Group right now for a free case consultation for answers you can trust.