West Virginia Injury Attorney
Representation for Lung Cancer Claims in West Virginia
Numerous studies and statistics are available from various information
agencies concerning the connection between work environment air quality
and occupational illnesses such as
lung cancer and other serious physical conditions.
Solvents, asbestos, heavy metals, and other toxic substances in the workplace have
been the subject of industry warnings and OSHA safety regulations for
decades. Have you been diagnosed with lung cancer contracted because of
the type of work you do? You need the assistance of a
West Virginia personal injury attorney with decades of experience in handling occupational illness cases.
The Effect of Lung Cancer on the Body
Lung cancer is the continually and uncontrollable growth of cells. While
cells are meant to renew and recreate, the rate at which this occurs is
unhealthy and even deadly. When this growth goes untreated, it can metastasis
and expand even outside of the lungs. Those with this form of cancer will
often experience shortness of breath, fever, dysphagia, chest pain, fatigue,
coughing up blood, unexplained weight loss or coughing and testing will
need to be done to determine if lung cancer is what an ill person is suffering
with. This is a rapid and highly dangerous form of cancer that causes
massive destruction on the body. The survival rate is low and those that
do survive can deal with a decreased immune system.
Causes of Lung Cancer
exposure to asbestos is known to cause Mesothelioma as well as lung cancer. Generally persons
who develop lung cancer from
diesel exhaust were exposed for 10 to 15 years. It can take up to 40 years after exposure
to asbestos to contract lung cancer.
Occupations known to be at high risk for cancer of the lungs include:
- Construction workers
- Insulation manufacturers and installers
- Pipe fitters
- Railroad workers
Workers can be left paying the cost of their employer’s negligence
years ago. For those that do develop lung cancer, the financial costs
can be an extreme burden and it is a task to deal with health related
issues while worrying about how medical expenses will be paid.
Contact a Toxic Tort Lawyer in Wheeling, West Virginia
The law firm of Hartley Law Group, PLLC has developed a national reputation
for aggressively legal representation of victims of occupational lung
cancer and their surviving family members. Development of the grounds
for personal injury claims is a key factor in these highly complex cases.
A personal injury attorney at our firm accepts a limited number of cases
in order to provide the attention to investigation and preparation necessary
in order to file a claim for compensation.