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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

By November 10, 2020August 18th, 2022Product Liability

Did you know that lung cancer is the number one type of cancer diagnosed in Western New York? Fortunately, if detected early, there is an 80% cure rate. This is why it is so important to talk to your doctor to determine if you are eligible for advanced lung cancer screening.

If you are over the age of 55, have a significant past smoking history, and smoked cigarettes within the last 15 years, you likely qualify for advanced lung cancer screening. In addition to being honest with your doctor about your smoking history, it is also very important to tell your doctor if you believe you were exposed to asbestos during your lifetime. That’s because the combination of cigarette smoking and asbestos exposure can greatly increase your chances of being diagnosed with lung cancer.

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with lung cancer, and worked with or around asbestos products in your lifetime, you may be entitled to significant compensation even if you smoked cigarettes. If you qualify, the money can be used to alleviate the pressure from medical bills and/or to compensate for pain and suffering.

If you were diagnosed with lung cancer and are unsure if you were exposed to asbestos, or even if your loved one has passed away after battling lung cancer, please call our office at 1-800-343-8537. One of our attorneys will be able to advise you as to whether you are entitled to compensation.