Mesothelioma Attorney West Virginia
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact mesothelioma attorney West Virginia now.
What is Mesothelioma?
Every year in the United States, between 2500 and 3500 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma cancer, or malignant mesothelioma, is a rare disease generally affecting the lining of the chest and/or abdominal cavity. Mesothelioma is mostly associated with exposure to asbestos and can remain latent in those exposed for up to 50 years.
Why is it such problem?
Mesothelioma is deadly. Generally, by the time the symptoms appear the cancer diagnosed, it is often advanced, and the average survival time is about one year. The five-year relative survival rate is around 10%. Because of the long latency period (the period of time from exposure to manifestation of symptoms) involved in mesothelioma cases—up to 50 years—mesothelioma cases present unique challenges. For example, because it is necessary to properly identify the asbestos-containing products the client was exposed to, it is necessary to properly identify the asbestos-containing products the client was exposed to, it is necessary to develop and maintain an ever expanding library of product identification library consists of labels, photographs of asbestos products, advertising materials and the like from products used in specific industrial settings 50 or more years ago. Further, many of the long-thought-of primary Defendants in asbestos litigation are in bankruptcy and many Claimants are left with no further recourse than to seek payment through a bankruptcy trust.
What can you do about it?
As a result, development of secondary and tertiary Defendants has become important and premises liability claims are often included in current mesothelioma lawsuits. Indeed, many of the current viable mesothelioma claims proceed against little-known companies responsible for manufacturing and selling asbestos gaskets, packing material, industrial insulation used in boilers, power plants, ship yards, pumps and air compressors.
Where can you go to get help?
Due to the complexity and uniqueness of these cases, it is vitally important to associate a law firm with resources and experience to tackle these difficult and challenging issues. If you would like more information, please contact us.