New Jersey Asbestos Colon Cancer Lawyer
If you know or suspect that your workplace or home exposed you to asbestos at any point in your life (even indirect exposure through someone else), consider the possibility of asbestos-related colon cancer. A potential link between asbestos and colorectal cancer could result in eligibility for compensation through an asbestos exposure claim in New Jersey. You might be able to hold your employer, landlord, or product manufacturer responsible and receive a substantial settlement or verdict.
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States and the fourth-most common type of cancer overall. Each year, 135,430 estimated new cases and 50,260 deaths arise from colon cancer. One of the potential causes of cancer in the large intestine or rectum is exposure to asbestos. If asbestos could be the cause of your or a loved one’s recent colon cancer diagnosis, contact a knowledgeable New Jersey asbestos colon cancer lawyer at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, right away. You could be eligible for recovery for asbestos-related negligence.
How Might Asbestos Exposure Cause Colon Cancer?
Risk factors for developing colorectal cancer include being over the age of 50, being overweight, having a history of colon cancer in the family, tobacco use, and poor diet/lack of exercise. Men and women can develop colon cancer, but the disease is more common in men. Symptoms of colon cancer can include bowel movement changes, diarrhea, constipation, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain or bloating, or an unexplained weight loss.
Scientists have yet to pin down the exact way in which colorectal cancer and asbestos exposure might be related; however, studies show that men whose jobs exposed them to asbestos are at an increased risk for colon cancer. Occupational exposure is the main cause of asbestos-related diseases and injuries in the U.S. Industrial and manufacturing industries reported the highest amounts of asbestos, but any occupation that handled asbestos-containing materials could put workers at risk of ultimately developing cancer.
Inhaling microscopic asbestos particles and ingesting them through the esophagus could result in asbestos lodging in the lining of the stomach, intestines, and elsewhere in the digestive system. Studies that argue for a link between colon cancer and asbestos believe that ingesting the harmful minerals could result in cancerous tumors growing in the colon or rectum. If you worked around asbestos at any point in your life, it is worthwhile to talk to a New Jersey mesothelioma attorney experienced in asbestos claims after a colon cancer diagnosis. There could be a connection between the two.
Compensation for Victims of Asbestos-Related Colon Cancer
Despite conflicting data that asbestos can cause colon cancer, cancer patients and survivors may still be eligible for compensation through asbestos-related legal action. The fact that asbestos does cause other cancers, and may increase the risk for colorectal cancers, could be enough to result in a settlement or judgment in your favor. You could receive compensation for your cancer-related medical bills, chemotherapy treatments, surgeries, mental anguish, emotional suffering, lost earnings, and other damages through a successful lawsuit. Learn more about potential damages by speaking with an asbestos colon cancer lawyer in New Jersey.
Free Consultation with a New Jersey Asbestos Colon Cancer Attorney
To find out your chances of securing recovery with help from dedicated New Jersey personal injury attorneys, contact our firm today. We can investigate your recent colon cancer diagnosis, work history, and other factors to try to draw a line between your disease and asbestos exposure. Then, we can help you seek damage recovery through all available outlets in the Garden State. Call 800-726-6326 to schedule a free case evaluation.