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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a type of cancer that often develops due to exposure to harmful substances, including asbestos. There are laws in place to protect individuals from asbestos exposure and to prevent businesses from using dangerous materials in many settings.

Unfortunately, not all companies adhere to these regulations, and asbestos remains present in numerous environments due to its widespread use in the past. A lung cancer lawyer helps people understand their rights and pursue compensation for developing cancer due to asbestos exposure.

Flint Cooper fights for individuals wronged by the negligent actions of others. We pride ourselves on our proactive and aggressive approach to advocating for those who suffer through no fault of their own. Our trial attorneys are compassionate yet fierce advocates with extensive experience representing victims of asbestos exposure and lung cancer.

What is Lung Cancer?

As explained by the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs. It is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. Identifying and treating lung cancer promptly is crucial to improving a patient’s chances of survival.

There are two main types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC). NSCLC is the more common type and grows more slowly, while SCLC is less common but more aggressive.

Like other cancers, lung cancer is caused by the mutation of cells that grow uncontrollably. Many factors can contribute to these mutations, with asbestos exposure being a significant risk factor.


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How Does Asbestos Cause Cancer?

Asbestos exposure is a major risk factor for lung cancer. Tiny asbestos fibers can be inhaled and become lodged in the lung tissue. Over time, these fibers cause damage and inflammation, leading to the development of cancerous cells.

People can also ingest asbestos through contaminated food or water, or through secondhand exposure from contaminated clothing or other items. Because asbestos fibers are microscopic and can remain in the air, they pose a persistent risk to anyone in the vicinity of asbestos-containing materials.

What Are Common Lung Cancer Symptoms?

Lung cancer symptoms often resemble those of other illnesses, making it difficult to diagnose early. Symptoms can vary but may include:

  • Persistent cough
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing up blood
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Hoarseness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Frequent respiratory infections

Because these symptoms overlap with many other conditions, having a diligent medical team is essential for early detection and treatment. Unfortunately, many patients do not discover they have lung cancer until it has advanced.

How Do I Know the Cause of My Lung Cancer?

Determining the cause of lung cancer can be challenging, particularly if the exposure occurred years ago. Asbestos-related lung cancer often develops decades after the initial exposure, complicating the process of tracing it back to a specific source.

Uncovering the cause may require assistance from a knowledgeable and experienced legal team. At Flint Cooper, we understand the importance of identifying the source of your lung cancer, and our team of attorneys are trained to determine the underlying factors of your diagnosis. Knowing the cause can provide clarity and peace of mind, helping you to better understand your legal options. Our team leverages extensive resources to investigate and hold responsible parties accountable.

What Are the Risk Factors for Developing Lung Cancer?

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Asbestos exposure is a factor in developing lung cancer, but there are several other risk factors that can increase the likelihood of developing lung cancer, including biological, occupational and secondhand risk factors.

Biological Risk Factors

Biological factors can significantly influence an individual’s susceptibility to asbestos-related lung cancer. Understanding these factors can help in early detection and prevention strategies.

Key biological risk factors include:


Men are at a higher risk due to greater occupational exposure to asbestos.


The risk of lung cancer increases with age, especially when related to asbestos exposure, as it can take decades to develop after exposure.


A family history of lung cancer can increase the risk, and certain genetic mutations may predispose individuals to the disease.

Occupational Risk Factors

Certain occupations significantly elevate the risk of asbestos exposure and subsequent lung cancer diagnosis. Despite the 1989 ban on new asbestos products by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), many workers in various industries remain at risk.

High-risk industries include:

Automotive Workers

 Exposure through brakes, clutches and other vehicle parts.

Construction Workers

Carpenters, plumbers, electricians and others working with asbestos-containing materials.

Shipyard Workers

Exposure to asbestos insulation and fireproofing in shipbuilding.

Secondhand Exposure

Secondhand exposure can also pose a significant health risk. Family members of workers exposed to asbestos may inhale fibers brought home on clothing or other items. Although the use of new asbestos products has decreased, past exposure remains a concern due to the long latency period of asbestos-related diseases.

Should I File a Lung Cancer Lawsuit?

Lung cancer can be a devastating and expensive illness. Filing a lawsuit can help individuals and their families recover the compensation needed for treatment and other expenses. It can also promote safer practices and protect others from similar harm.

Flint Cooper can review your case and advise whether filing a lawsuit is in your best interest. We understand the challenges faced by lung cancer patients and their families and can help them pursue legal compensation.

What is the Average Lung Cancer Settlement?

Lung cancer settlements vary widely based on the specifics of the case, including the extent of the illness, required treatments and the defendant’s conduct. Factors influencing the settlement include:

  • The likelihood of recovery
  • The cost of treatment
  • The degree of the defendant’s negligence
  • The products you were exposed to

Individuals with lung cancer can file a lawsuit or have their attorney do so on their behalf. Surviving loved ones may also pursue wrongful death settlements. A lung cancer lawyer can help navigate the legal process and meet necessary deadlines.

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