Diseases & Disorders Caused by Exposure
Pursuing maximum compensation in West Virginia
Corporations’ lack of transparency may hinder your ability to determine the cause of your illness. In fact, denial of responsibility is the norm when a company discovers that its product is tied to a medical condition. However, you have recourse to hold the negligent entities accountable for your disease.
Established in 1976, Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC focuses exclusively on representing plaintiffs who have suffered damages because of the wrongdoing of another person or a corporation. Our attorneys steadfastly pursue all means of justice available to you.
Asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, and mesothelioma are still prevalent today and can take many years to show up – long after exposure. You may have been exposed to asbestos if you worked in ship or railyards, chemical or power plants, foundries, construction trades, automotive industries, or many other commercial or industrial worksites. Some occupations were at greater risk of exposure such as plumbers and pipefitters, boilermakers, sheet metal workers, millwrights, coal mine electricians, and a host of other professions. Even people residing in the same household as those workers are at risk for secondhand exposure.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring group of minerals that have been heavily mined and commercially used since World War II in cement, plastics, insulation, roofing, fireproofing, sound absorption materials, vehicle brakes, tiles, paints, coatings, and adhesives. Until the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned its use in many products and passed restrictive regulations, individuals were exposed to asbestos in their homes, workplaces, and schools.
In order to begin a claim, you must have received a diagnosis of an asbestos-related condition. These cases present various challenges, and an experienced lawyer is an important part of the claims process. If you've been diagnosed with asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, or mesothelioma, contact us to evaluate your case.
Products liability claims
You may not realize that a product you use in your home or at work is putting you at risk of contracting a debilitating or fatal illness. Even if symptoms have already appeared, you may not immediately make the connection between your disease and the chemical, pesticide or prescription drug triggering your medical problems. Our Charleston product liability attorneys can help you seek answers. With our thorough investigations, we explore the possible origins of your condition and leave no stone unturned to detect nonobvious or hidden causes.
Consult our attorneys to recover compensation for a disease caused by exposure
For more information about diseases caused by exposure, call Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC at 304-400-6558 or contact our law firm online to schedule an appointment.