Troy, IL asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois

Q: My father has been diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer and he was exposed to asbestos can he sue ?

When my dad was younger he worked in an installation company and he believes he was exposed to asbestos. Although his cancer is non small cell can he still sue even though it’s non mesothelioma

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Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Worker's Compensation is an area of law that deals with injuries sustained work. It is a statute that is administered by the Illinois Worker's Compensation Commission. if someone sustains a work injury, Worker's Compensation is the exclusive remedy. In other words, they CANNOT sue their employer in Court.

Your father needs to ask his doctor whether the type of cancer that which he has been diagnosed can result from exposure to asbestos. If the doctor says yes, your father needs contact a firm that specializes in asbestos litigation. If the doctor says no, your father has no recourse. In your father's case, whether he has any legal recourse depends upon his doctor's opinion.

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