Chemical Spills & Toxic Exposure

Mesothelioma And Asbestosis Can Be Deadly

Mesothelioma is a cancer that attacks the protective lining surrounding the body’s internal organs. While it is a rare form of cancer, in an estimated 70% to 80% of cases, exposure to asbestos is involved. In this respect, there is little question that exposure to asbestos can lead to lung cancer or mesothelioma. However, even though decades of research have established a causal link, manufacturers of asbestos to this day still challenge mesothelioma personal injury claims.

Experienced Asbestosis Attorneys

At the law office of Greene Ketchum, our Mesothelioma attorneys in Huntington WV consult medical professionals, mesothelioma experts, and oncologists in preparing our clients’ cases. We work with medical economists and life care planners in determining the financial impact of mesothelioma in terms of medical costs, lost wages, and diminished quality of life.

Asbestos – 30 Years Later – Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma can lie dormant for decades. Even if you were exposed to asbestos in the service, at a job site, or while working with asbestos containing materials 20 or 30 years ago, you may have grounds for filing a claim. To schedule an appointment and discuss your case, contact mesothelioma lawyers at Greene Ketchum today.

Exposure To Asbestos

Until asbestos removal began in earnest in the 1980s, asbestos was often found in the following industrial, automotive, and household items:

  • Gaskets
  • Auto brakes
  • Sheetrock
  • Joint compound
  • Floor tiles
  • Boilers
  • Insulation
  • Compressors
  • Turbines

Manufacturer Liability – Presenting Your Mesothelioma Case

Manufacturers understand the relationship between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. However, when challenging mesothelioma claims, they often try and argue a pre-existing condition or years of smoking and poor health are the cause. That’s why our attorneys work with mesothelioma experts and other medical professionals in establishing our client’s case. Even if you suffer from other medical problems, a review of your medical records and timeline involving your exposure to asbestos can often establish a critical link in supporting your claim.

Determining Who Is Responsible

Our law firm has access to data listing manufacturers of asbestos, the years in which they were operational, as well as the companies and worksites they provided asbestos for. If the factory you worked in is now closed or if you’ve thrown away asbestos-containing products long ago, we may be able to determine who the manufacturer of the asbestos was that you were exposed to.

To schedule an appointment and discuss your case, contact mesothelioma attorneys at the law office of Greene Ketchum today.

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