On-the-job Employee Exposure To Hazardous Materials & Lung Cancer

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Settlement Fund Established for Lung Cancer Victims

Were you diagnosed with lung cancer after working in construction, manufacturing, or another occupation where you may have been exposed to hazardous materials? If this sounds like you, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

There is already money set aside by companies working in industries where hazardous material exposure is likely. If you worked in one of these industries and were diagnosed with lung cancer, COPD, asthma, or certain other lung conditions in the last 3 years, you may have a claim to some of those funds.

Did you work in an occupation that contributed or caused Lung Cancer?

If you or a loved one suffered from job-related lung disease or lung cancer, submit a claim below for settlement compensation

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The experienced lawyers at Schmidt National Law Group will work for you to get the financial compensation you deserve. A settlement has already been reached and companies have set aside millions of dollars for people who developed serious health problems working in hazardous industries.

In order to qualify, you must have been diagnosed within the last three years. Don’t hesitate. Act now! If you were diagnosed with lung cancer or other serious lung conditions in the last 3 years, call the experienced attorneys at Schmidt National Law Group now: 1-800-631-5656. 

Risky Occupations

There are some industries that put workers at increased risk for occupational hazards, including serious health problems. Industries that use dangerous chemicals and materials like benzene and petroleum products put workers at risk for lung conditions, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, COPD, and more.

It is estimated that 13 to 29 percent of lung cancers in men are caused in part by exposure to chemicals and other hazardous materials on the job, according to Verywell Health. Dangerous materials like asbestos, benzene, and petroleum products put workers at increased risk for lung cancers. 

Workers are often exposed to dangerous chemicals and materials on jobs in the construction industry, manufacturing, automotive, maritime, and more. Inhaling these chemicals can wreak havoc inside the body, causing serious damage that could eventually lead to lung cancer and other injuries.

Industries that put workers at risk include:

  • Aerospace 
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Asbestos manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Chemical 
  • Construction 
  • Insulation
  • Iron and steel
  • Longshore
  • Maritime
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, asbestos, talc, or other
  • Petrochemical/Refinery
  • Railroad
  • Shipyard
  • Tire and rubber
  • Utilities/Power

Hazardous Materials — Benzene & Petroleum

Benzene is used to make other chemicals like petroleum, plastics, lubricants, rubbers, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides. It is a colorless odor, flammable liquid with a sweet odor. According to the American Cancer Society, it is one of the 20 most-used chemicals in the US.

Benzene is also a natural part of crude oil and gasoline and is found in motor vehicle exhaust and cigarettes.

People are exposed to benzene in the general environment but the highest exposures occur at the workplace. Workers in industries that make or use the chemical, such as the rubber industry, oil refineries, chemical plants, shoe manufacturers, and gasoline-related industries, may be exposed to benzene and suffer serious health consequences as a result.

Other workers who may be exposed to benzene include: steel workers, printers, lab techs, gas station employees, and firefighters.

Injuries Caused by Exposure to Hazardous Materials

Exposure to hazardous materials on the job can lead to serious injuries down the line. Sometimes, workers don’t develop their injuries until years or even decades after they were exposed to the materials.

There are settlement funds available to workers who developed lung cancer and other conditions from exposure to chemicals and materials like benzene and petroleum products on the job. 

In order to tap into these funds, you must have been diagnosed within the last 3 years. 

Some of the injuries caused by on-the-job exposure to dangerous materials include:

  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Metastatic lung cancer
  • Non-small cell carcinoma
  • Popcorn lung
  • Pulmonary nodules
  • Small cell carcinoma

Symptoms of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer can be deadly, especially if it is not detected early. Workers who were exposed to asbestos, benzene, petroleum products, and other hazardous materials on the job are at increased risk for developing lung cancer. 

According to the American Cancer Society, symptoms of lung cancer include:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • A cough that does not go away or gets worse
  • Hoarseness
  • Weight loss or loss of appetite
  • Infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia that don’t go away or keep coming back
  • Coughing up blood

Talk to your doctor if you were exposed to benzene, petroleum products, or asbestos and develop any of these symptoms.

Lung Cancer Trust Fund—Get Compensation Now

A trust has already been set up to compensate workers who were exposed to hazardous materials on the job and later developed lung cancer. In order to qualify for these benefits, you must have been diagnosed in the last 3 years.

To see if you qualify to receive compensation from this trust, call the experienced attorneys at Schmidt National Law Group today. Our legal team is ready to answer your questions and get the compensation you deserve — call 1-800-631-5656 today.