Los Angeles (PRWEB) November 13, 2013
As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the mesothelioma lawyers with Baron & Budd are working to focus attention on the link between exposure to asbestos and this dreaded disease. Asbestos lung cancer, according to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), kills more than 5,000 people in the United States each year. (http://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/archives/23977)
Lung cancer, which claims more lives each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined, has been often stereotyped regarded as a “smoker’s disease.” But more and more, the disease is being diagnosed in people who have never smoked but were exposed to environmental toxins such as asbestos. Baron & Budd continues to work to increase awareness of the dangers of asbestos so that people understand asbestos lung cancer can happen to anyone, whether they smoke or not.
Asbestos lung cancer usually begins in the lining of the bronchi, the tubes located where the trachea and the windpipe divide. However, it can also develop in the bronchiole, trachea or lung tissue. It is particularly dangerous because it can spread quickly to other parts of the body.
“We want people to realize that asbestos is an incredibly dangerous material that should be eliminated from use entirely,” said Russell Budd, managing director of mesothelioma law firm Baron & Budd. “We will continue to fight for victims of asbestos lung cancer and hold liable the companies that produce products containing the asbestos that caused this tragedy."
To learn what you can do if you have been diagnosed with lung cancer and believe you have been exposed to asbestos, contact Baron & Budd online at http://baronandbudd.com/areas-of-practice/mesothelioma-attorney or call 1.866.855.1229.