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 items, including:
- 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.
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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 their clients.
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.
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