When Asbestos Exposure Leads To Lung Cancer
Our Huntington attorneys assist working families and individuals whose exposure to asbestos led to mesothelioma. We help them join national class-action lawsuits seeking compensation from the entities responsible for their exposure. At Duffield, Lovejoy & Boggs, Attorneys at Law, we know the concerns and anxieties of our clients. After all, we are lifelong residents of the area and understand how difficult it can be to seek needed help.
Information About Mesothelioma In West Virginia
Mesothelioma is a very rare and fatal form of lung cancer. Patients usually survive for no more than 12 to 18 months. It is almost always the result of asbestos exposure, which also causes asbestosis, a precursor to mesothelioma. Most exposure is job-related. Symptoms usually do not develop until many years after the exposure, in some cases as many as 50 years. There are 2,000 to 3,000 cases diagnosed every year in the United States. Many victims are former members of the Navy or other armed forces. Others who may be at risk for mesothelioma because of exposure to asbestos include individuals who worked in jobs such as:
- Construction worker
- Pipe fitter
- Power plant worker
Secondary exposure is also possible; people who live with family members who work in industries such as these are also at risk for mesothelioma.
When bad things happen to good people, we’re here to help.
The corporations where employees were exposed have significant resources and fight mesothelioma cases vigorously. By participating in class-action lawsuits, our clients are leveling the playing field, joining with many other mesothelioma victims and sharing the resources of a national class-action law firm. Our West Virginia attorneys will advise about the process and ensure that you understand your options if you wish to join a mesothelioma case.
A single case may not attract much attention. A class action gives voice to the voiceless. Learn how you can obtain compensation for your illness. Please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with our Huntington mesothelioma lawyers.
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