Flight Attendants and Cancer
The Association of Flight Attendants has recently issued a “call to arms” on behalf of its 50,000 members, calling upon the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to take actionable steps to protect the health and safety of flight attendants while on the job. An alarming new study shows that flight attendants are at an increased risk of developing breast and skin cancer due to exposure to known carcinogens such as ionizing radiation in the atmosphere, irregular sleeping patterns, and exposure to poor quality air.
Parker Waichman LLP believes this study is yet another example of hard-working individuals who are put in harm’s way by corporations without the individuals’ knowledge and without the adequate protection afforded to them. We want to help! If you have developed health complications and believed your job as a flight attendant may be to blame, a successful injury lawsuit may give you compensation – and peace of mind – you need and deserve.
Evidence Linking Cabin Carcinogens to Cancer in Flight Attendants
As far back as 2007, researchers have known that flight attendants have an increased risk of developing certain cancers, and that this risk increases with the length of time that person remains on the job. This elevated risk persists despite evidence that flight attendants overall have low rates of obesity and smoking, two well-known risk factors for cancer. Poor quality of cabin air, frequent trips across time zones, irregular sleep patterns for crews that fly on overnight or night flights, and exposure to ionizing radiation present at high altitudes are all thought to contribute to this increased risk. Even though these risks have been known and documented for over a decade, there are currently no government-mandated or industry-recommended restrictions or limitations designed to limit the exposure of flight attendants to these carcinogens.
Can I as a Flight Attendant File an Injury Lawsuit?
If you are or have been employed as a flight attendant and have developed cancer or other health condition, there may be a connection between your employment and your health. You may be entitled to file a lawsuit against your employer and/or others if such a connection is shown and it is also established that you were not provided with adequate warnings about the risks to your health presented by your profession and/or you were not given opportunities to minimize these risks to your health.
A successful injury lawsuit can result in your receipt of monetary compensation from various parties and/or their insurance providers. This compensation can include money to address your ongoing health needs and treatment costs, missed or lost wages due to missing work or having to leave your employment altogether, and pain and suffering you experienced or are likely to experience in the future. Having your case evaluated by Parker Waichman LLP will ensure that you receive the greatest amount of monetary compensation possible for your injuries and other losses.
You have nothing to lose by speaking with Parker Waichman LLP. We handle flight attendant cancer injury cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means that you are not responsible for any attorneys’ fees up front. We only get paid if we are successful in recovering compensation for you.
Why Should I Choose Parker Waichman LLP to Handle My Case?
When something as significant as your ability to pay for your medical care and your family’s needs is on the line, you want the best law firm you can get. Parker Waichman LLP has received numerous honors and recognition for the quality of representation we provide for our clients. We have received a “Perfect” rating from Avvo, a national ranking website, and have obtained the coveted “Preeminent Lawyers” AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Lawdragon has also awarded Parker Waichman LLP a “5 Dragons” rating. These ratings and awards come because other attorneys and law firms, members of the judiciary, and the public all recognize the benefits that having Parker Waichman LLP in your corner can make.
Can Parker Waichman LLP Deliver on Its Promises?
We believe our results speak for themselves at Parker Waichman LLP. We have recovered settlements and verdicts exceeding one million dollars for numerous clients over the years. In one case, a 45-year-old electrician was provided a dangerous ladder covered with slippery substances to do his job. Much as flight attendants received little protection from carcinogen exposure while performing their jobs, this electrician was provided with tools that endangered his safety. Parker Waichman LLP was able to recover a $1.25 million verdict on behalf of this client for his past and future medical expenses and pain and suffering. This is just one of many positive outcomes Parker Waichman LLP has been able to achieve on behalf of our clients.
Your Free Initial Consultation is Waiting
Parker Waichman LLP offers all of its new clients, including flight attendants diagnosed with cancer, a free initial case review and consultation with an experienced attorney from our office. During this case review, we will go over the facts of your situation and help you understand what forms of monetary compensation you may be entitled to recover. We will also review the lawsuit process so you know the path forward. This case review comes without obligation: we simply want you to be informed about your rights. Our lines are open 24/7 for you to schedule your free initial case evaluation with us.
You Must File Your Cancer Injury Lawsuit Quickly
Your ability to recover compensation requires that you take action and file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations applicable in your situation. Each state has its own defined set of statute of limitations, and some of these statutes of limitations can be as short as just a couple of years. If the statute of limitations is violated in your case – that is, if your lawsuit is not filed within the timeframe provided by the statute of limitations – you may not be able to recover any compensation at all.
Can Parker Waichman LLP Guarantee I Will Recover?
Every case is different, and despite our past history of winning cases for clients, we cannot guarantee that we will be successful in your case. What we can guarantee is that we will handle your case with skill and dedication, working hard to help you receive all of the financial compensation that you are legally owed. We will use our decades of legal experience and resources to help you in your quest for a recovery.
Take Action Now to Protect Your Rights
If you are or have been a flight attendant who has suffered health consequences, it is imperative that you take prompt action on your rights. In some jurisdictions, you may have as little as two years from the date of your diagnosis within which to bring a lawsuit seeking compensation. If you miss this important deadline, you may be prevented from receiving any compensation whatsoever for the harm you suffered. This could have a devastating impact on your and your family’s security. For this reason, you should consider speaking with Parker Waichman LLP as soon as possible.
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