Asbestos / Mesothelioma Attorney Malden, Boston

About Lung Cancer and Other Malignancies

In addition to being the principle cause of mesothelioma, asbestos exposure is also strongly linked to lung cancer. All forms of lung cancer kill more than 150,000 people combined each year, making it one of the most serious public health threats in the United States. If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer or mesothelioma and you have a history of asbestos exposure, an attorney from our firm in Malden near Boston, Massachusetts can help you seek compensation from employers and other responsible parties.

Asbestos and Lung Cancer

Tobacco smoke is the most common cause of lung cancer, being responsible for approximately 87 percent of all lung cancer cases. However, almost 20,000 people die each year from lung cancer due to exposure to asbestos and other carcinogens. Each mesothelioma lawyer on our staff has also handled hundreds of lung cancer cases since we began pioneering asbestos exposure litigation in the 1970s. Before asbestos production was sharply restricted in the United States, untold thousands of innocent and hardworking Americans were exposed to dangerous levels of carcinogenic asbestos. Today, they are suffering from lung cancer and other conditions as a result.

Asbestos-related lung cancer is the result of years of buildup in the lungs. As carcinogenic asbestos fibers accumulate, they encourage malignant growths in the lung tissue. There are two main classes of lung cancer: small cell and non-small cell. Non-small cell lung cancer is much more common. It spreads slowly and tends to remain confined to the lungs, resisting metastasis to other parts of the body. Small cell lung cancer, which occurs in only a small percentage of cases, spreads quickly in the lungs and also tends to spread to other organs.

Smoking and Asbestos Exposure

Smokers who were exposed to asbestos on the job or in the home are about 50 times as likely to develop cancer as those who are not exposed. Though most asbestos-related lung cancer cases are linked to workplace exposure, asbestos-containing products are also responsible for lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis nationwide. Asbestos was also common in cigarette filters in the 1950s, a deadly combination leading to many cases of lung cancer.

Because asbestos was known to be dangerous early in the 20th century, individuals who were exposed due to the negligence of employers, product manufacturers, and others after that time and subsequently fell ill have a strong case for compensation. Your asbestos and mesothelioma attorney from Rodman, Rodman & Sandman, serving Boston, Malden, Medford, and other Massachusetts communities, will pursue compensation aggressively on your behalf. We strive to ensure that those responsible for your illness will not reap the rewards of your hard work without being held accountable for their actions.

Lung Cancer Treatment

Treatment for lung cancer is similar to treatment for mesothelioma and other cancers. In most cases, it involves a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy designed to remove tumors and halt the growth of cancerous cells. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for lung cancer. However, an aggressive treatment program can slow the illness' progression dramatically, adding years to the patient's life and minimizing the discomfort caused by cancer symptoms.

Contact a Lung Cancer Attorney at Rodman, Rodman & Sandman

For more than three decades, lawyers from Rodman, Rodman & Sandman have protected the rights of lung cancer victims. If you have fallen ill after a lifetime of hard work with asbestos in or around Boston and Malden, an attorney from our firm can help. Contact our personal injury firm today to speak with an attorney about your case.