A substantial percentage of U.S. industrial and trade workers across a broad spectrum of occupations were smokers in the peak decades for asbestos exposure. As a law firm focused on recovering compensation for victims of negligence that caused mesothelioma and lung cancer, we are highly aware of this fact and conscious of the health and legal implications.
Having Smoked Does Not Eliminate Mesothelioma Victims' Legal Rights
Some people assume or accept others' views that, if they smoked, they will be unable to succeed with any asbestos disease claim. This is not the case.
It is essential to recognize that there is no scientific evidence that smoking or other tobacco use causes mesothelioma. The evidence is overwhelming that asbestos exposure involving a wide range of industrial and consumer products is the sole cause of this disease. Cases involving other types of cancer affecting smokers are more complex, but please do not accept that you have no cause of action without speaking to a qualified lawyer.
At Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., an experienced attorney will evaluate all factors in your potential case against companies responsible for the asbestos exposure that led to your own or a family member's cancer. This includes your specific diagnosis, tobacco use history, and where and for how long asbestos exposure likely occurred.
Asbestos Cancer or Cancer From Smoking? Lawyers Prepared to Evaluate Your Case Are One Call Away.
If you are suffering and have questions about mesothelioma, lung cancer and smoking, attorneys at our Madison County, Illinois-based firm will treat you with respect and take your potential case seriously. We have recovered more than $1 billion for mesothelioma victims and grieving families nationwide.
You can count on informed, realistic counsel when you call us for help at 888-362-6890 — toll free and with no obligation.