Lung Cancer

Asbestos exposure increases the risk of lung cancer.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. Each year more people die from lung cancer than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined.

How does asbestos cause lung cancer?

While lung cancer is commonly attributed to smoking, exposure to asbestos has been proven to increase the risk of developing lung cancer as well.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined the higher the concentration of asbestos fibers a person is exposed to, the higher the risk of lung cancer.

Individuals in occupations in which asbestos or asbestos dust is present in a confined area carry an elevated risk of developing an asbestos-related disease.

High Risk
Industries Include:

  • Construction
  • Ship-building
  • Chemical Plants
  • Railroads

  • Manufacturing
  • Electrical
  • Power Plants
  • Refineries

  • Steel Mills
  • HVAC
  • Foundries
  • Plumbing

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For over 100 combined years, our legal team has successfully helped thousands of victims and families. If you or a loved one has suffered serious complications from asbestos exposure, call us at 888.773.7487 or fill out the form above for a free consultation.