Mr. Gregory Andrews Cade

Serving Birmingham, AL

Attorney at firm Environmental Litigation Group, P.C.

Serving Birmingham, AL

Awards AV Preeminent

In spite of all the recent medical advances, cancer still strikes frequently and often kills its victims. Statistics of the National Cancer Institute indicate that 1,479,350 men and women (766,130 men and 713,220 women) were diagnosed with and 562,340 men and women were believed to have died of cancer of all kinds in 2009.

One hopeful message from cancer research is that most cases of cancer are linked to environmental causes and many environmentally-caused cancers can theoretically be prevented. Environmental causes of cancer include both lifestyle factors, such as smoking and diet, and also exposure to toxic agents in the air and water.

Risk factors for cancerCancer strikes all age and economic groups. Physicians cannot explain why one person develops cancer and another does not. However, certain risk factors are known to increase the chance of the development of cancer. The most common risk factors for cancer include the following:

  • Aging
  • Tobacco
  • Sunlight
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Exposure to certain chemicals or drugs
  • Exposure to substances such as asbestos and benzene
  • Some viruses and bacteria
  • Certain hormones
  • Family history of cancer
  • Alcohol
  • Poor diet, lack of physical activity, or being overweight

A cancer attorney at Environmental Litigation Group (ELG) can help

If you developed cancer due to the negligence of any party, or suffered any damages due to misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer, you may be able to bring a cancer lawsuit for your physical and economic damages.

A lawyer can seek to recover items such as medical expenses, loss of past and future earnings, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment in life, and loss of the companionship of your loved ones.

The attorneys of ELG provide useful information to clients dealing with cancer. We are available for advice and representation throughout the United States, whether you need a California asbestos attorney or a Tennessee lung cancer lawyer our law firm can help.


The California mesothelioma attorneys of ELG provide information about common causes of cancer.

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