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Ethmoid Sinus Carcinoma
Ethmoid Sinus Carcinoma is an extremely rare cancer of the nasal cavity that affects approximately 10 people per million in the United States.
The cancer, which is potentially fatal, has been almost exclusively linked to industrial wood dust exposure. In fact, the link between Ethmoid Sinus Carcinoma and wood dust exposure was discovered in the mid-1960s when the disease was found in English furniture factory workers at a rate 500 times higher than in the general population.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Ethmoid Sinus Carcinoma and you suspect wood dust exposure is to blame, you may be entitled to financial reimbursement for your losses. Please contact Allen Stewart, P.C. today for a complimentary consultation with an experienced and respected personal injury attorney who can determine your eligibility to recover your losses by filing a legal claim.
Symptoms of Ethmoid Sinus Carcinoma
Because the symptoms of Ethmoid Sinus Carcinoma so closely resemble those associated with a simple sinus infection, the disease is often difficult to diagnose. However, early diagnosis is crucial for an optimal prognosis. Individuals with a history of wood dust exposure who experience any of the following symptoms should consult with a physician immediately:
- Persistent Nasal Discharge
- Nasal Obstructions, or Chronic “Stuffy” Nose
- Pain in the Upper Teeth
- Sinus Pain
- Facial Swelling
Ethmoid Sinus Carcinoma Risk Factors
Ethmoid Sinus Carcinoma is an exceptionally rare form of cancer that can affect individuals of virtually any race, age, or sex. However, the disease is almost exclusively seen in individuals who have a history of frequent or prolonged exposure to wood dust. Other industrial exposures—including exposures to nickel, chromium, cutting oils, and mustard gas—may also increase the risk of developing Ethmoid Sinus Carcinoma.
We Can Help
If you or someone you love has Ethmoid Sinus Carcinoma and a history of occupational wood dust exposure, it is important to understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us today for a FREE consultation with a dedicated and proven personal injury lawyer who can inform you of your rights, outline your legal options, and ensure your legal interests are fully protected.