Cancer is a disease in which cells grow and multiply uncontrollably, often resulting in the development of tumors. While the exact causes of cancer remain unknown, research shows that exposure to certain environmental hazards may increase the risk of developing the disease. These risk factors can be found in a variety of work environments, placing workers at risk of developing a variety of cancers, some of which include:
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Aplastic Anemia
If you believe past or present exposure to hazardous work conditions may have caused you or a loved one to be diagnosed with cancer, you may be eligible for compensation. At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we understand the pain and uncertainty that can come with a cancer diagnosis, and our experienced lawyers are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us 24/7 at (800) 477-7315 or fill out our online contact form to get started with a free case review.
Workplace Substances That May Cause Cancer
The places we live and work can be affected by cancer-causing particles, fumes, and chemicals. Exposure to thousands of substances may increase your risk of developing cancer. Some of the most common include:
Benzene is a chemical used to make plastics, rubbers, dyes, and detergents, but it can also be found in gasoline and cigarette smoke. People are most commonly exposed to benzene by breathing in fumes containing the chemical.
Radiation is energy that moves through the air as waves or high-energy particles. Regular exposure to man-made radiation such as X-rays, nuclear power plants, and cancer treatment occurs in a variety of professions.
Occupational exposure to smoke occurs in industries that burn biomass fuels. This leads to both indoor and outdoor air pollution.
- Pesticides or insecticides
Exposure to chemicals used to kill weeds, insects, or other pests can be dangerous.
In some cases, cancers related to environmental exposure can take years to develop. If you believe your cancer or the cancer of a loved one is related to past or present work conditions, contact our lawyers today for a free case review.
Jobs Linked to Carcinogenic Exposure
Harmful carcinogens—or substances known to increase the risk of developing cancer—are found in many types of work, including:
- Metal processing
- Factory jobs
- Plastic or rubber production
- Cleaning and plumbing
Symptoms of Cancer
We understand that cancer brings severe health concerns and that recovery can be a long and painful process. General symptoms of cancer include:
- Loss of appetite
- Night sweats
- Changes in weight
- Abnormal bleeding or bruising
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you’ll want to find the best medical care possible. You may need extended time off from work to undergo and recover from treatments, and your workers’ compensation benefits may not fully cover your expenses. If your cancer may have been related to your job, our experienced lawyers want to help protect your rights to the compensation you deserve.
How Our Workplace Illness Lawyers Can Help
If you believe workplace contamination may have caused you or a loved one to suffer cancer, the lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are ready to work for you. With more than 30 years of experience, we know what it takes to fight for maximum compensation.