Pittsburgh Lung Cancer Lawyers
Skilled Pittsburgh Lung Cancer Attorneys Ready To Assist You
Just about everyone knows that lung cancer is often caused by smoking or exposure to second-hand smoke. Not everyone realizes, however, that it is also an occupational disease that can be caused by long-term exposure to certain toxic substances. Due to the nature of its industrial base, Pittsburgh is home to many people who have spent years working in coal mines or in other industries that might expose them to lung cancer as an occupational disease.
Common Causes of Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers
The following environmental toxins can cause lung cancer, even in non-smokers:
- Radon gas: Certain areas suffer high levels of naturally occurring radon gas, some of which may become concentrated in a person’s home. Unfortunately, since radon is colorless and odorless, only chemical testing can reveal its presence.
- Air pollution: Many different types of air pollution can cause lung cancer, including smog, industrial waste, and second-hand smoke.
- Occupational substances including asbestos, diesel exhaust, coal dust, and other carcinogens can cause lung cancer.
If you have developed lung cancer and you suspect that your condition developed from one of the foregoing reasons, you may be entitled to a large amount of compensation.
The Pittsburgh Lung Cancer Attorneys at KDS Legal Can Help
At KDS Legal, we understand that, although you may need money, you are sick and not really up for a fight. That’s OK – let us do the fighting for you. We have been fighting for the rights of our sick and injured clients for a combined total of four decades now. During that time, we have brought home over $37 million for our clients and negotiated over 1,000 settlements – in some cases, for seven-figure sums.
You Won’t Owe Us a Dime Unless We Win Your Case
At KDS legal, we charge our clients for results and only results – not lofty-sounding legal rhetoric. If we don’t win your claim, you won’t owe us a dime. If we win (and we do win the vast majority of our clients’ cases), our fee will be taken out as a percentage of the amount that the defendant pays you. In other words, we don’t get paid until you do.
Some of Our Other Practice Areas
At KDS legal, we frequently handle the following types of claims:
- Mesothelioma lawsuits
- Asbestos and asbestos-related claims
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Personal injury
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What happens if I smoked for many years but was also exposed to asbestos?
If you smoked for a significant length of time before developing lung cancer, your challenge will be to prove that your lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure and not smoking. This could be a very difficult claim to prove under most circumstances. If a court decides that both factors contributed to your condition, you could still receive partial damages as long as the defendant’s degree of fault was greater than yours.
Which occupations are most likely to result in asbestos exposure?
The following occupations are high risk for asbestos exposure:
- Automotive repair technicians
- Residential and commercial remodelers
Many other occupations can potentially expose workers to asbestos.
Can I win a medical malpractice claim over failure to diagnose lung cancer?
Yes, it is possible under certain circumstances, although it would be irresponsible for us to offer any ironclad guarantee. Your claim would be strong if your doctor misdiagnosed your condition soon after you developed it, and your condition was not properly diagnosed until it was too late to treat you effectively. The question is not how much damage your lung cancer caused, but how much damage the misdiagnosis caused.
Do I have to prove my claim “beyond a reasonable doubt”?
No – that is the standard of proof for a criminal prosecution, not a civil lawsuit. Fortunately, it is much easier to win a civil lawsuit than to win a criminal prosecution. The applicable standard is a “preponderance of the evidence,” which basically means that you have to prove that your claim is more that 50 percent likely to be valid.
Justice is available – but it must be fought for.
If you are suffering from lung cancer that you believe may have at least partially been caused by someone else’s misconduct, you may be entitled to significant compensation – and a Pittsburgh lung cancer lawyers at KDS Legal have got your back. Call us, email us at email@example.com, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.