Exposure to asbestos in the workplace can lead to a variety of diseases, including mesothelioma and asbestosis. Workers who have been diagnosed with these diseases can turn to Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., for assistance seeking compensation. Since 1970, our lawyers have been dedicated to helping workers in West Virginia.
Mesothelioma and Asbestosis in Industrial Workers, Coal Miners And Others
Industrial workers in shipyards and factories of all types, including automotive factories, faced daily exposure to asbestos up until fairly recently when this material was banned. Miners of all types, including coal miners, have also had to deal with asbestos exposure. This exposure may have come from working directly with asbestos in the products being manufactured, or from using equipment that contains asbestos. Factory workers, miners and all others may be entitled to compensation if asbestos exposure has led to a disease.
The Cause Of Mesothelioma And Asbestosis
These diseases are primarily caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers. The fibers travel through small air passages to the lining of the lungs, where they cause the serious damage that leads to pleural mesothelioma. If the asbestos fibers are swallowed, they can make their way to the lining of the abdominal cavity, where they play a role in the development of peritoneal mesothelioma.
Investigation of Asbestos-Related Lung Disease Claims
Diagnosis of mesothelioma or asbestosis may occur decades after exposure. Our attorneys are experienced in going back through a worker’s history to determine where the exposure took place, finding the responsible party and taking action.
We work on a contingent fee basis. We do not get paid unless you do.
Free Initial Consultation With a Lung Injury Attorney in Charleston
Contact our West Virginia personal injury law firm to schedule a free initial consultation with our mesothelioma and asbestosis attorneys.