Asbestos Exposure Sites
Cheap, strengthening, and flame retardant, asbestos was used in steel mills, chemical plants, construction trades, and a host of other industries throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and the rest of the US. Asbestos can become airborne through cutting, grinding, or breaking, and the microscopic fibers are easily inhaled and ingested by unprotected workers. Many of those who worked with asbestos carried it home on their clothing, exposing their families to the cancer-causing dust.
Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorneys
Our clients are from many different industries and trade unions including asbestos workers, carpenters, electrical workers, bricklayers, boilermakers, laborers, plumbers and pipefitters, steamfitters, sheet metal workers, steelworkers and others. West Virginians in these trades were often exposed during the construction and repair of powerhouses, chemical plants and other buildings.
Have you been injured by asbestos?
Getting a diagnosis and finding the right specialists to treat your injuries is a first crucial step. Protecting your rights should not be far behind, however, as there are severe time limits on pursuing an asbestos lawsuit. Usually starting from the date of your diagnosis, the statutes of limitations can limit or even prevent you from receiving compensation. Our West Virginia asbestos lawyers can help you determine how long you have to decide to protect your rights. There is no cost or obligation to have our attorneys review your asbestos case, so please, contact us today.
What should I look for in a West Virginia Asbestos Attorney?
Our West Virginia mesothelioma lawyers have been involved in asbestos litigation from the beginning. We have represented thousands of mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestos victims from Weirton, Wheeling, Charleston, Huntington, and throughout West Virginia and Ohio.
Since our attorneys have been pioneers in asbestos litigation, we have a clear understanding of what is required to succeed, especially in mesothelioma cases. We have won jury verdicts in West Virginia, as well as Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. We understand when to settle and how to achieve maximum settlements. Our track record in asbestos litigation shows our experience.
In addition to our trial experience, we have a large arsenal of corporate documents, depositions and medical articles dating back to the 1930's with which to vigorously prosecute your asbestos case. We work with world-renowned doctors who are experts in diagnosing and treating mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer caused by asbestos.
We are also familiar with local West Virginia steel mills, chemical plants, and other job sites. Time other lawyers will spend getting up to speed will instead be spent on your asbestos injury claim.
If you are looking for a West Virginia mesothelioma lawyer or asbestos attorney, we have the experience and knowledge to aggressively represent you.Your case is unique; we would be happy to talk to you about how we can help you. There is no fee or obligation for a case evaluation with one of our attorneys.
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Where did you work with asbestos?
Explore some of the jobsites where our clients worked by state.
Asbestos Exposure can cause:
- Pleural Mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the lungs)
- Peritoneal Mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the abdomen)
- Pericardial Mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the heart)
- Lung Cancer
- Severe Asbestosis
- Esophageal Cancer (cancer of the esophagus)
- Colon Cancer and other cancers of the gastrointestinal tract
- Laryngeal Cancer (cancer of the larynx)
Common Questions About Asbestos Cancers:
- I have lung cancer but I smoked. Does my asbestos exposure matter?
- Yes. Asbestos exposure combined with smoking greatly increases the risk of developing lung cancer. While either exposure to asbestos or smoking alone may cause lung cancer, physicians knowledgeable about asbestos cancers will tell you that together, they are a lethal combination.
- I was exposed to asbestos but I don't know if I have an asbestos related disease. What should I do?
- Let your doctor know about your asbestos exposure during your checkup, and tell him or her that you are concerned you may have an asbestos-related disease. If your doctor is unable to help you or you do not have a doctor you see on a regular basis, contact us and we will help you find one in your state.
- I was exposed to asbestos for many years, what will happen to me in the future?
- Hopefully nothing. In fact, many people who have been exposed to asbestos will have no adverse health effects during their life. Unfortunately, many people are not this fortunate. If you have been exposed to asbestos, it is important that you tell your physician of this and receive regular checkups to ensure that you are not developing an asbestos-related condition. If you smoke, you should discuss quitting with your physician as smoking can compound the effects of asbestos, greatly increasing the risk of developing an asbestos related disease.