Medical literature has shown that there exist and direct link between a personís prior asbestos exposure and a diagnosis of lung cancer or other gastro-intestinal related cancers. Medical studies have also shown that there is a direct correlation between asbestos exposure and the increased risk of contracting lung cancer and gastro-intestinal related cancers. This brief article will educate the reader to be aware of the risks associated with prior asbestos exposure and a diagnosis of cancer.

Asbestos exposure in the workplace has been shown to be a cause of lung cancer. Specifically, a diagnosis of Mesothelioma, has been attributed to a workerís prior asbestos exposure in the work place. If you, or anyone you know, have been diagnosed with this type of lung cancer, it is imperative that they seek legal assistance. Compensation is available to prior railroad employees who have either died from this illness or have been diagnosed with this lung cancer.

asbestos.jpg (23916 bytes)Other forms of lung cancer, adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and other lung related cancers, can be examined on a case by case basis to determine if asbestos exposure was a factor involved in the contraction of this illness. Lung biopsies when viewed under a microscope can reveal the presence of asbestos fibers, or bodies, imbedded in the lung tissue. With confirmation of this fact, legal assistance is also available for those that meet this specific situation.

Lastly, there is medical literature and opinions of cancer experts, that certain gastro-intestinal cancer or GI cancers can also be linked to prior asbestos exposure. There have been reported cases of colon cancer, bladder cancer and even esophageal cancers that have been medically proven to be caused by prior asbestos exposure in the work environment. There are tests and medical protocol available in cases involving cancer in these areas. It is important that if you are diagnosed with this type of cancer, you seek the appropriate medical and legal advice for your particular situation.

Please be aware of the consequences of prior asbestos exposure. In some cases, people who have been exposed will never feel or see any of the types of illness or disease associated with prior exposure. But, if you, or someone you know, are diagnosed with some form of cancer discussed in this article, it is imperative that you seek both the proper medical advice and legal assistance which is available to you. Please be aware that widows and family members of deceased railroad workers stricken with these types of cancer may also be entitled to compensation under the law. For further information or if you should have any questions, please feel free to call the Jones & Granger Law Firm at 1-800-231-3359. They will be able to assist you with any legal questions you may have. Please consult your family physician or specialist if you have concerns about your particular medical situation.

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