Lung Cancer Lawyers
Many smokers assume that the only cause of lung cancer is cigarettes. Yet asbestos exposure is a major cause to lung cancer - in smokers and non-smokers alike. Everyone is exposed to asbestos at some point in their live, whether you know it or not.
Our lawyers represent lung cancer patients and families, winning millions on their behalf. We have been working on these cases for over 30 years, with successful cases in every state.
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Workplace exposure to asbestos can increase your risk of developing lung cancer. Some of the most common industries we see this type of exposure are:
POPULAR FOOD BRAND SUED FOR ASBESTOS DEATH
A California jury found Hillshire Brands guilty of exposing a family to asbestos for years without giving them proper protection. Mark Lopez lived in Betteravia, California from 1954 to the mid-1960’s. There, he was regularly exposed to asbestos from the housing that Betteravia Farms provided for factory workers and their families
HONORING OUR VETERANS THIS MEMORIAL DAY
Memorial Day is a special day on which we honor the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country. They have paid the ultimate price so that we could keep our freedom. Being away from their families is not the only hardship veterans face. Veterans who have served on active duty may have been exposed to air contaminated with asbestos
LUNG CANCER TREATMENTS – IMMUNOTHERAPY, SURGERY, AND CHEMOTHERAPY
In the past, cancer patients had limited treatment options - surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. Recently there’s been a big push for new types of treatments, like immunotherapy and greater access to clinical trials. Patients and families face important decisions about cancer care
NEW HOPE FOR PATIENTS WITH RELAPSED MESOTHELIOMA
Every year, cancer doctors and researchers from around the country meet to discuss the latest in cancer care and treatment. This year, speakers presented a new hope for patients with relapsed mesothelioma: immunotherapy. The study focused on patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), which affects the lining of the lungs.
SURGERY OPTIONS FOR LUNG CANCER PATIENTS
While non-surgical lung cancer treatment options exist, your doctor may recommend a more aggressive approach, depending on the size and location of the tumor, and other health factors. Our lung cancer lawyers explain the surgical procedures your surgeon may consider when developing your treatment plan.
MUST-READ FOR THOSE STRUGGLING TO PAY FOR CANCER TREATMENT
Are you struggling to pay for lung cancer treatment? You’re not alone. Most patients face higher out-of-pocket costs than they expect when they’re diagnosed with lung cancer. With cancer drug prices more than double what they used to be a decade ago, under-insured patients end up spending up to 30% of their annual income
TOP 5 CANCER DEVELOPMENTS OF 2016
We constantly update our blog to highlight new breakthroughs and developments in cancer treatment that would be useful for our clients. This week, our cancer lawyers looked at this year's news and picked out the five advances we thought were the most important.
WHAT EVERYBODY OUGHT TO KNOW ABOUT LUNG CANCER
Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer in both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. It's estimated that 158,080 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2016 alone . Many things influence the likelihood of a person developing lung cancer.
10 WAYS TO MANAGE STRESS DURING CANCER TREATMENT AND RECOVERY
The physical and mental strength it takes to battle cancer is often so stressful that it leaves people feeling helpless. Prolonged stress can cause serious damage to the body, leaving it more vulnerable to illness. Finding ways to cope with cancer surely isn’t easy, and while there’s no single solution that works for everyone.
NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER, EXPLAINED
The most common type of lung cancer is non-small cell, making up 80-85% of lung cancer. This cancer is categorized based on the size of the original tumor and where the cancer has spread to. Our Chicago lung cancer lawyers created this infographic that briefly explains each of this cancer’s six main stages.
3 SECRETS OF FIGURING OUT THE COST OF CANCER CARE
There’s no doubt that navigating your way through a diagnosis like lung cancer or mesothelioma is scary. Equally frightening is figuring out how you will pay for the treatment. Our lung cancer and mesothelioma attorneys made a list of three things to remember when dealing with your treatment expenses.
AN APP FOR BETTER LUNG CANCER CARE
Lung cancer patients may be able to improve survival and quality of life with a new app called Moovcare. This app was just revealed here in Chicago, at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting. Our team of lung cancer lawyers take a deeper look into this revolutionary new app and its possible impact on patients’ lives.
VETERANS EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS: YOU HAVE IMPORTANT LEGAL RIGHTS
Every year on November 11, we remember all the sacrifices our veterans have made for us. This year, we’d like to focus on bringing awareness to the potentially-lifelong impacts asbestos exposure has on veterans’ health. Asbestos Exposure is Common While in Service From the 1930s through the 1970s
HONORING VETERAN'S DAY
Each year on this day, American citizens take time to honor the men and women who serve our country. If you know a veteran, past or present, do what you can today to thank them. It can be big or small, for a relative or a stranger. Veterans face many challenges after returning to civilian life.