CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Mesothelioma lawyer from the national asbestos litigation firm Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”) is continuing to help West Virginia mesothelioma patients and families obtain legal compensation from companies who manufactured, sold or used asbestos-containing products.
Patrick Timmins, a mesothelioma lawyer with over fifteen years of asbestos litigation experience, represents clients throughout WV. Prior to joining LK, Patrick Timmins was a criminal prosecutor, zealously representing various victims of crime.
Reflecting on his extensive work in West Virginia on behalf of mesothelioma victims, Patrick Timmins stated, “I have had the privilege to represent numerous West Virginia families who have suffered the loss of a family member from asbestos-related injuries. I continue to be inspired by the stories these families share with me of their loved ones. West Virginia residents worked decades in various industrial settings to provide for their families unaware of the serious health hazards created by exposure to asbestos. Our firm takes pride in investigating and litigating these cases in an effort to provide these families with the best outcome possible.” Patrick Timmins’ aggressive representation on behalf of West Virginia families begins as soon as they hire the firm, ensuring that each family’s case is placed on the West Virginia trial calendar as soon as possible.
Due to the presence of numerous industrial employers throughout West Virginia, insulators, steel workers, plumbers, electricians, pipefitters, chemical operators, machinists, powerhouse workers, boilermakers, coke oven operators, blast furnace operators, engineers and many other trades were routinely exposed to asbestos. Each year, approximately three thousand men and women across the country, including many in West Virginia, are diagnosed with mesothelioma, an aggressive asbestos cancer.
West Virginia residents have been exposed to asbestos at industrial facilities, mechanic shops, assembly plants, chemical plants, power plants and steel plants. Numerous independent contractors were also exposed to asbestos from their work at many of these facilities. Many of these asbestos exposure sites are located in and around the Ohio Valley. However, the asbestos problem in West Virginia was not limited within its borders. Many asbestos exposure sites were located in Kentucky and Ohio, where West Virginia citizens would commute daily to their places of employment. Many people in West Virginia also developed mesothelioma from non-occupational asbestos exposures, such as automotive work and home renovations, or from “second-hand asbestos exposure,” which occurred when work clothes contaminated with asbestos were worn home.
West Virginia – Ohio Valley worksites where asbestos exposure was common include:
Figure 1. Map of the most common asbestos exposure sites in the State of West Virginia.
- AEP-Cabin Creek (Cabin Creek, WV)
- AEP-Gavin Powerhouse (Cheshire, OH)
- AEP-Muskingham River Powerhouse (Beverly, OH)
- AEP-Philip Sporn Powerhouse (New Haven, WV)
- AGA Gas (Washington Bottom, WV)
- AMOCO (Marietta, OH)
- Armco/AK Steel (Ashland, KY)
- Appalachian Power (Charleston, WV)
- Ashland Oil (Ashland, KY)
- Brand Insulation
- Cabot (Willow Island, WV)
- Chevron (Marietta, OH)
- Cyanamid Plant (Willow Island, WV)
- DuPont (Parkersburg, WV)
- Everready (Marietta, OH)
- General Electric/Borg Warner Facility (Washington Bottom, WV)
- Glasgow Powerhouse (Glasgow, WV)
- Pleasants Power Station (Willow Island, WV)
- Ross Brothers (KY)
- Shell (Belpre, OH)
- Shell (Huntington, WV)
- State Electric (Huntington, WV)
- Union Boiler Company (WV)
- Union Carbide (Institute, WV)
- Union Carbide (South Charleston, WV)
- Weirton Steel (Weirton, WV)
- West Virginia Electric Company
- Willow Island Powerhouse (Willow Island, WV)
If you or your loved one are a West Virginia resident or were exposed to asbestos in WV, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, please call 1-800-637-6529 or submit an online inquiry on this website to receive a FREE consultation with mesothelioma lawyer Patrick Timmins of Levy Konigsberg LLP.
Under the law of most states, pain and suffering from mesothelioma may be compensated through the award of money damages, usually obtained with the help of experienced mesothelioma attorneys. In some states other types of damages may also be recovered.
Asbestos litigation affords mesothelioma victims the opportunity to receive financial compensation and hold accountable the companies that caused their asbestos exposure.
- Preserve your rights to bring a legal action against the responsible parties within the limited time frame allowed by law, known as statute of limitations;
- Obtain maximum compensation in your case by being able to:
- Preserve evidence and establish facts of the asbestos exposure while the claimant is still alive and able to provide information;
- File and resolve a lawsuit against the responsible parties before they file for bankruptcy or, if they already have, to obtain compensation before their bankruptcy trust funds run out of money;
- Expedite your case, as courts tend to give higher priority to mesothelioma lawsuits where the claimant is still alive.