West Virginia Mesothelioma Attorney
Have You Developed Mesothelioma After Exposure to Asbestos?
If you've been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma after toxic exposure
at your workplace, it's crucial that you talk to an experienced West
Virginia injury attorney at Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC as soon as possible.
Our firm of competent and well-respected trial lawyers has over 35 years
of experience. We've earned top marks from legal industry rating organizations
such as Martindale-Hubbell and Super Lawyers and
have obtained over a half a billion dollars in settlements and verdicts
for our injured clients. When you bring your case to us, you can be confident in our dedication
to excellence and results.
We've built a solid reputation for standing strong on behalf of West
Virginia men, women and workers who have been injured or harmed through
no fault of their own. We are especially proud of our commitment to working
people, whose health is often compromised through their employment. Unfortunately,
mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that individuals develop due to
exposure to asbestos. That exposure most often comes from breathing asbestos
fibers or dust in the work environment.
What Is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects the protective lining that
surrounds the internal organs in the body. It is a rare form of cancer,
and in an estimated 70% to 80% of all recorded cases, exposure to asbestos
is found to be the cause. While the link between asbestos and mesothelioma
has been established for decades, many asbestos manufacturers still vigorously
challenge personal injury claims involving mesothelioma. After asbestos
was found to be harmful to human beings, it began to be removed in earnest
in the 1980s.
Until that time, it had been found in many industrial, household, and automotive
- Floor tiles
- Joint compound
- Auto brakes
Mesothelioma can lie dormant in a person for many decades. You may have
grounds for a personal injury claim even if you were exposed to asbestos
20 or 30 years ago. It is likely that the manufacturer responsible will
try and argue that you possessed a preexisting condition, or were already
in poor health, but with the help of a knowledgeable attorney, you will
have an improved chance of a favorable verdict in your case.
The Effects of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is an often-fatal disease which forms in the protective linings
of various parts of the body, most often in the lungs. The earlier the
disease is diagnosed, the better the prognosis although currently no cure
for this cancer is known. Exposure to asbestos is also transferrable to
those who handle the clothes of workmen in asbestos-related jobs. Asbestos
has been indisputably linked to mesothelioma, and it also can cause other
types of cancer, such as in the bladder, kidney, and colon.
Overall, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and other treatment therapies
produce disappointing results. If you have been diagnosed with any type
of mesothelioma, a West Virginia work injury lawyer may be able to help
you hold the responsible party or parties accountable for your damages.
Now is the time to get capable legal help from a firm that has consistently
demonstrated its competence at the negotiation table and in court.
Take the First Step Toward Recovery – (888) 492-4303
The Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC has been providing
personal injury representation for over 30 years, and possesses a long track record of
successful case results. We have won over 125 million dollar-plus verdicts
and settlements, 47 two million dollar-plus verdicts and settlements,
and 21 five million dollar-plus verdicts and settlements on behalf of
We are available to work closely with you in your mesothelioma case in
an effort to obtain the maximum compensation for the damages you have
suffered. If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma due to
asbestos exposure, contact a mesothelioma lawyer who will seek compensation
from those responsible on your behalf.