Morgantown Mesothelioma Lawyer Fights for Victims of Asbestos

West Virginia firm seeks justice against makers of carcinogenic substance

For much of the 20th century, Americans were exposed to deadly asbestos as part of their everyday lives. Construction workers, painters, roofers, boiler installers, shipbuilders and individuals in other jobs that relied heavily on products with asbestos face a heightened risk of contracting mesothelioma, a particularly painful and lethal type of cancer. Even today, asbestos can be found in homes, factories and commercial structures all over West Virginia. At Mountaineer Injury Law Group in Morgantown and Martinsburg, I battle on behalf of clients and their families whose lives have been altered because of their exposure to asbestos. My firm can review your potential claim and advise if you might be entitled to substantial payment from the trust fund set up to assist victims of mesothelioma and their surviving loved ones. Should you be eligible for payment from this approximate $30 billion fund, I will make every legal effort to maximize your financial recovery.  

What is mesothelioma?

Generally, mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that attacks the tissue that covers bodily organs. Asbestos causes pleural mesothelioma, which degrades the tissue surrounding the victim’s lungs. Severe coughing or lumps on the chest might the first sign that someone is suffering from mesothelioma. Once diagnosed, a majority of patients die within 18 months. The severity and lethality of the illness has triggered litigation against manufacturers of asbestos for more than 50 years and billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. As an experienced mass tort litigator, I can examine the facts in your case and advise on the type of compensation that you might be entitled to.

Asbestos usage in the United States

Fireproof, durable and resistant to heat, numerous industries throughout the United States relied on asbestos. For decades, the substance was used in as many as 3,000 different products, such as: 

  • Insulation
  • Roof shingles
  • Parts for cars, trucks and ships
  • Vinyl tiles
  • Paint
  • Cement and drywall
  • Fireproofing materials

Asbestos is comprised of microscopic fibers that are ingested without detection through breathing. Moreover, a person afflicted with mesothelioma or another type of lung problem stemming from asbestos exposure usually does not experience recognizable symptoms for many years. Though use of asbestos was linked to pleural cancers as far back as the 1940s, its use was not banned in this country until 1989 and the substance is still prevalent in older structures and products across the United States.

What are the first signs of mesothelioma?

People suffering from mesothelioma often first notice a problem when they start coughing persistently and/or experience shortness of breath. Pleural effusion (fluid in and around the lungs) can also cause fever, nausea, facial swelling and a loss of appetite. A chest X-ray or CT scan can help a doctor determine if calcium deposits, known as pleural plaques, and other signs of asbestos-related illness are present.

Attorney pursues maximum compensation from makers of toxic materials

Retaining an experienced injury attorney is essential if you want to maximize the compensation in your asbestos case. Mesothelioma is a devastating diagnosis that necessitates intense, expensive medical treatment and inflicts a great deal of pain and suffering on victims. Someone with an asbestos-related respiratory condition likely will be forced out of work and often will not survive more than a year or two. My firm is dedicated to fighting for victims of this deadly cancer and holding the liable parties accountable for the damage they have done. Though nothing can ever truly make up for the harm caused to so many exposed to asbestos, I have recovered millions of dollars for plaintiffs in personal injury and product liability lawsuits and can help you secure appropriate compensation.

Contact a Morgantown asbestos litigation attorney to set up a free consultation 

Mountaineer Injury Law Group in Morgantown and Martinsburg represents individuals throughout West Virginia who have contracted mesothelioma as a result of their exposure to asbestos. For a free consultation to discuss your situation and legal options, please call 304-202-5835 or contact me online.

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Morgantown, West Virginia 26505





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