Asbestosis & Mesothelioma Still Prevalent Today
- posted: May 26, 2021
- Personal Injury,  Wrongful Death,  Product Liability,  Workplace Injuries,  News
Asbestos lung cancer, mesothelioma, and severe asbestosis are still prevalent today and can take many years to show up. Many workers have had exposures to asbestos, even though it was phased out beginning in the 1980s.
Over the years, Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC has represented pipefitters, millwrights, carpenters, laborers, boilermakers, and many other workers who worked around and were exposed to asbestos.
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer or mesothelioma, you have legal options. In West Virginia, you can pursue legal claims against property owners, installers, distributors, etc. You may be able to sue owners of the facilities where you worked, suppliers of asbestos, and a host of others. Also, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim for mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer without hurting your case.
Many coal mine workers in West Virginia, and especially electricians, have worked with asbestos-containing products and may have cases. Electrical equipment, cable, electrical boxes, and other equipment contained asbestos and could result in those workers developing asbestos lung cancer or mesothelioma.
If you worked in West Virginia, Ohio, or Kentucky, including the powerhouses along the Ohio River, and have been diagnosed with asbestos lung cancer or mesothelioma, contact us to evaluate your case.
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has appointed a judge to handle asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma cases for the entire state. Trial groups are set three times each year. The defendants include manufacturers, suppliers, installers, premises owners, and others who are responsible for the widespread distribution and use of asbestos-containing products. Common occupations reflected in these cases include construction workers in all trades, plant workers, maintenance workers, operators, and more. Mine workers who worked as electricians maintaining electrical motors, controls, and other equipment may also be eligible to file claims.
In order to begin a case, you must have received a diagnosis of an asbestos-related condition, and your work history must reflect working around asbestos-containing products. Following confirmation of a diagnosis and work history, the claim process can begin.
These types of cases can be acted upon for the benefit of both the workers and their families. If you have asbestos lung cancer, mesothelioma, or severe asbestosis, contact us us right away.