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The Asbestos Companies Gave Me Mesothelioma

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Our dedicated lawyers and paralegals have taken the time to compose a comprehensive database of known Asbestos Exposure Jobsites across the entire state of West Virginia. Asbestos cases are complex. Often our clients have worked at several different job sites, had a half dozen or more employers, and dealt with products from hundreds of manufacturers. When that client finds out they’ve got an asbestos cancer, there is a lot of leg work required to figure out what asbestos containing products were present, when, and where. This is information we’ve been collecting for decades.

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What are West Virginia Asbestos Jobsites?

West Virginia Asbestos Jobsites are workplaces known to have used or contained asbestos containing materials such that workers at these sites in the 1950’s through the early 1980’s were likely exposed to deadly asbestos dust and fibers. The map above displays most of the known asbestos exposure jobsites across West Virginia.

Asbestos Lawsuits, West Virginia and Experience

Thousands of Americans were exposed to asbestos on the job in West Virginia. Connecting the dots between places, products and people you worked with over a career can be a challenging and complicated process. However, knowing the places you worked, what products were used there and having the corroborating testimony of coworkers are all important factors in successfully pursuing your asbestos lawsuit in West Virginia.

 

Further complicating these already difficult cases, asbestos exposure injuries can take decades to become apparent, therefore it is not unusual for a client to have moved from West Virginia before their asbestos disease became apparent. In most states, once you have been diagnosed, the statute of limitations (or the time in which you can file suit) begins to run. Questions about West Virginia’s statute of limitations in asbestos cases?

 

Whether you lived in West Virginia for years or just during one summer years ago, we have the knowledge and resources track down the companies, products and places where your asbestos exposure occurred. Our asbestos lawyers and support staff are familiar with long gone job sites and thousands of asbestos-containing products not only used in West Virginia, but nationwide. If you are looking for an asbestos lawyer in West Virginia, please contact us today to see how we can help you.

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Have you been injured from Asbestos?

Asbestos is linked to asbestosis, a severe scarring of the lungs, and several types of cancer. Most notably, asbestos is associated with mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer, the only known cause of which is asbestos exposure.

 

Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of mesothelioma, arising out of the lining of the lungs known as the pleura. Peritoneal mesothelioma (also called abdominal mesothelioma) and pericardial mesothelioma (affecting the lining of the heart) are even more rare, but are also both tied to asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is sometimes called a “signal cancer,” an indication that you’ve been exposed to asbestos. In addition to mesothelioma, asbestos exposure is associated with lung, colon, colorectal, stomach, throat, laryngeal, and esophageal cancers. If you’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer, you will need an experienced asbestos attorney.

 

The risk of contracting lung cancer from asbestos exposure is actually significantly higher in those who smoked. A smoker who was exposed to asbestos is 50 to 90 times more likely to develop lung cancer than a non smoker who was not exposed to asbestos. Even if you smoked, you may be entitled to asbestos compensation.

 

Getting a diagnosis and finding the right specialists to treat your injuries is the important first step. However, don’t neglect to consider your rights: there are strict time limits on pursuing an asbestos lawsuit, usually starting from the date of your diagnosis. These “statutes of limitations” or “statues of repose” can limit or even prevent you from receiving compensation.

 

Being handed a serious diagnosis is overwhelming; dealing with medicines and treatments is time consuming. Our asbestos attorneys can help you sort out the details of your case quickly and efficiently. There is no cost or obligation to have our attorneys review your asbestos case, so please, contact us today.

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Products, Places, & People needed for your West Virginia Asbestos Claim

Mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other cancers caused by exposure to asbestos are naturally more common in certain industries, certain occupations and even certain locations. When you’ve been helping the thousands of people injured by asbestos that GPW has, for as long as we have, the number of industries, job sites and companies with which you’re familiar grows quite big. This familiarity is a very helpful thing for those who subsequently get mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer, because asbestos claims are complex. A single case on behalf of one injured person can involve more than 5,000 documents. People change jobs, workplaces, move across state, or out of state altogether. Piecing together all the places a person worked, the occupations they held and products they worked each step of the way with is crucial to identifying their asbestos exposure history.


Burden of Proof

Despite the fact that mesothelioma’s only known cause is asbestos exposure, the burden of proof is placed on the injured party. Where you worked, what products and materials you worked with, and how you were exposed are all up to the plaintiff to prove. Lung cancer and other asbestos-caused cancer cases are that much more challenging. Decades may have passed between your exposure and diagnosis, yet you’re being asked to remember seemingly insignificant details of your employment history. What color were the bags of insulating material you used? Where in the plant did you spend most of your time? Who remembers you working in that department?

 

 

We can assist you with your West Virginia asbestos claim. Over the past three decades representing West Virginia asbestos disease victims GPW has accumulated thousands of pages of corporate documentation regarding asbestos product use, a vast knowledge of asbestos products, hundreds of depositions, and an extensive knowledge of job sites throughout West Virginia. For a client who couldn’t recall anything beyond the green design on the bag of asbestos material that were delivered to his plant, we were able to locate a picture of the bag and shipping invoices indicating their delivery to the worksite.

 

 

To help you understand just a small portion of the information and resources we have accumulated from the thousands of West Virginia asbestos claims we’ve filed, we’ve listed many of the West Virginia job sites our past and current clients worked at on these pages. You can view a list of companies that have established asbestos bankruptcy trusts to pay appropriate asbestos victim claims. Whether you were exposed to one or many of these companies asbestos products we can help you obtain compensation from those responsible who had little regard for the health and safety of millions of workers and their families. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you and your loved ones with your West Virginia asbestos claim.

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