Ship builders, pipe fitters, electricians, construction workers and others who have been exposed to asbestos at work are at risk of developing mesothelioma and asbestosis. These diseases can take years to manifest and are not limited to the workers that were directly exposed to asbestos. Women and other family members may have been exposed to asbestos fibers as well, leading to an eventual diagnosis of mesothelioma. Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., in Charleston, West Virginia, leads the way in protecting the rights of workers who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. We have more than 40 years of experience handling mesothelioma as well as wrongful death claims on behalf of workers and their families.
Mesothelioma Can Take Years or Decades to Be Diagnosed
Mesothelioma is a cancer that can be latent in an individual’s body for decades. It is not unusual for someone to be diagnosed with the illness 40-50 years after exposure to asbestos. By the time the cancer is detected, it has spread from the lungs to other parts of the body as well. Our personal injury attorneys represent shipyard workers, pipe fitters and others who worked hard for a living and were exposed to asbestos fibers. We also represent women and the children of those workers who were exposed to asbestos fibers. A wife who spent years washing her husband’s work clothes, for example, or children who hugged their father when he came home from work, could have been exposed to the asbestos fibers.
The above factors mean that mesothelioma claims have an added level of complexity. Our lawyers are knowledgeable about the methods for going through a person’s work history. Where did he work 40 years ago? Is the company still in business? We can determine where the asbestos exposure occurred and take legal action against the responsible company.
We work on a contingency basis. We don’t get paid unless you do.
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