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Investigating Toxic Workplace Exposure & related colon cancer diagnoses

The Lyon Firm investigates asbestos exposure claims for former workers in a variety of industries diagnosed with colorectal cancer and other asbestos-related cancers.

Studies have shown there is a significantly increased risk of colorectal cancer cases among workers occupationally exposed to asbestos. Since asbestos was so widely used up until the 1980s, there is a good chance former employees in certain industries were exposed to the toxic substance. Research implies that the risk of colorectal cancer cases increases as the level of asbestos exposure rises.

Since 1964, researchers have been studying whether asbestos exposure is linked to colon cancer. More recent research suggests that individuals exposed to large amounts of asbestos (chronic exposure or acute exposure) in any field of employment may be at a higher risk of developing gastrointestinal cancer. Any amount of asbestos exposure is proven hazardous. If you have been occupationally exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with colon cancer, you can speak to an attorney about potential compensation.

In a 1994 study published in American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers found asbestos workers exposed to asbestos were 1.4 times more likely to develop colorectal cancer.

After you focus on your health first, consider your legal options after a colon cancer diagnosis. Medical costs and pain and suffering damages may be covered by an asbestos exposure settlement. Many companies have created asbestos trust funds for victims of toxic exposure. Call The Lyon Firm for a free consultation.

What Kind of Damages Are Available in a Colorectal Cancer Lawsuit?

In a colorectal cancer lawsuit, damages that may be available typically fall into several categories, including economic, non-economic, and punitive damages, depending on the specifics of the case and the jurisdiction.

Here are the types of damages that may be sought in a colorectal cancer lawsuit:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes compensation for all past and future medical bills related to the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer. This can encompass costs like doctor visits, hospital stays, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, medications, and rehabilitation.

  • Lost Income: If the cancer diagnosis and treatment result in missed work or the inability to work in the future, plaintiffs may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and diminished earning capacity.

  • Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages can include compensation for physical pain, emotional suffering, and a reduced quality of life experienced as a result of the cancer diagnosis and its treatment.

  • Loss of Consortium: This refers to damages claimed by the spouse or family members for the loss of companionship, love, and support due to the effects of colorectal cancer on the affected individual.

  • Wrongful Death Expenses: In cases where colorectal cancer leads to the wrongful death of the plaintiff, the family may seek compensation for the costs associated with funeral and burial expenses.

  • Punitive Damages: In certain cases, where the defendant’s conduct is found to be particularly reckless or intentional, punitive damages may be awarded. These are meant to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future.

It’s essential to consult with an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice or product liability if you believe that your colorectal cancer was caused or worsened due to negligence, defective medical devices or drugs, or another form of medical malpractice. An experienced attorney can help assess the specific circumstances of your case, determine liability, and seek appropriate damages on your behalf. Keep in mind that laws related to medical malpractice and product liability can vary by jurisdiction, so it’s important to consult with an attorney familiar with the laws in your area.

Asbestos Exposure Sites

  • Shipyards (Naval & commercial)
  • Factories
  • Refineries
  • Warehouses
  • Steel mills
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Tire Plants
  • Auto plants

Symptoms of Colon Cancer

In the early stages, colorectal cancer symptoms may be non-specific. Over time, however, when the disease progresses, individuals have been known to experience abdominal tenderness, rectal bleeding, abdominal masses or obstructions, liver enlargement, abdominal discomfort, and fluids building up in the abdomen. Polyps and growths forming in the colon are also a potential sign of cancer development.

Causes of Colon Cancer

Like many cancers, the causes of many colon cancer cases are still largely unknown. Researchers do feel confident, however, that there are obvious risks and catalysts, that include exposure to a variety of toxins like asbestos. Colon cancer development may also be linked to the following:

  • Age
  • Race
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Genetic Factors
  • Poor nutrition and diet
  • Diabetes

Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Treatments for colon cancer often include the following:

  • Surgery: removing cancerous polyps, colectomy, ostomy, or lymph node removal
  • Chemotherapy: may shrink cancer cells before surgery
  • Radiation therapy: often combined with chemotherapy
  • Targeted drug therapy: attacks cancer cells
  • Immunotherapy: often used in conjunction with the above treatments


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      Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

      The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


      The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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