What Is Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer?
Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). While it has many possible causes (notably smoking cigarettes), thousands of people develop lung cancer every year because of asbestos exposure.
Asbestos is a highly durable mineral that was once used in many products like construction materials and vehicle parts. Today, it is a known carcinogen (cancer-causing material), but the dangers of asbestos were hidden for decades by corporations who made asbestos products.
Individuals who develop asbestos lung cancer can pursue financial compensation from companies that hid the dangers of their products.
Compensation can help pay for lung cancer treatments — and keep your family financially stable for years to come. Further, if you served in the Armed Forces, you may qualify for veterans benefits if your exposure occurred during your military career.