Asbestos exposure can lead to asbestos fibers getting stuck inside of an individual’s body. Once these fibers are inside of the body they can cause asbestos related diseases such as colon cancer.
Causes and Risk Factors of Colon Cancer
There are a number of factors that can put you at higher risk of developing colon cancer. If you associate with some or all of the risk factors listed below, we strongly urge you to consider a colon cancer screening.
- Heredity: If a first-degree relative, such as a sister or father is diagnosed with colon cancer, then you are at greater risk. The likelihood is less so if no immediate family members have been diagnosed.
- Diet: Studies have shown links between colorectal cancer and diets low in fiber and high in fats, red meat, calories and sugar.
- Obesity: If you are obese (with a body-mass index (BMI) of 30 to 39.9) and have excessive abdominal fat, you are at greater risk of developing colorectal cancer. Obese men and premenopausal women are two groups that are more susceptible to bowel cancer. Type 2 diabetics also experience a higher colorectal cancer rates than the general population.
- Certain higher risk groups: Males, African-Americans and people ages 60 and older are statistically more likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
Signs and Symptoms of Colon Cancer
In the early stages of colon cancer, many patients don’t experience symptoms. As the disease slowly progresses, however, the following symptoms often appear:
- Bloody stool
- Frequent gas, abdominal pain or cramping
- A sense of incomplete bowel emptying
- Changing bowel movements or bowel habits
- Constant feeling of weakness or exhaustion
- Unexplained weight loss
Although these symptoms may not be a direct result of colon cancer, if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, it’s best to see a doctor.
Asbestos Trust Claims for Colon Cancer Victims
Asbestos litigation has been ongoing since the companies that manufactured and sold asbestos-containing materials have filed for bankruptcy under a special provision of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
This form of bankruptcy is virtually unique to asbestos companies and is far different from the traditional form of bankruptcy where there is a liquidation of assets and the company goes out of business. Instead, many asbestos companies have been allowed to shed their liabilities by forming asbestos bankruptcy trusts to provide payments for all present and future asbestos injury claims. As a result, contrary to popular news reports, many of the companies that manufactured asbestos containing products are still in business and their non-asbestos products can still be found on the shelves of local hardware stores.
There is more than $30 billion dollars has been set aside in bankruptcy trusts to compensate injured workers and their families who were exposed to asbestos. The payouts from these trusts are based on a number of factors including historic verdict and settlement values, disease and injury classifications, and the individual workers exposure history. Often these payments represent only a fraction of past verdicts and settlements; however, for workers who qualify, these payments can constitute a significant form of compensation.
Free Asbestos Exposure Consultation in United States
At Sammons & Berry, P.C. we offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, so you can discuss the facts of your case without paying for anything upfront. Asbestos trusts claims do not require a lawsuit, depositions, or courtrooms. The process is simple and easy for the client and should not require any stressful legal confrontations for the client. The law firm handles all of the claims for the client, helping you maximize your compensation.
We do not accept any payments from our clients until they receive compensation. We charge on a contingent fee basis, which means you pay a percentage of what you get paid in your claim. If we are unable to collect anything for you, there is no cost to you.
Call (800) 519-1440 to speak with a Sammons and Berry, P.C. representative and start your journey towards compensation.
Wrongful Death Claims For Families of Asbestos Victims
If you have lost someone in your family due to the harmful exposure of asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation. If you can provide the work history and a death certificate for your loved one, our attorneys can help you file an asbestos claim. We understand how difficult this process can be, this is why we work with you every step of the way to help you get the money you deserve. Reach out to our team today to learn more about filing a claim for a family member.
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