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West Virginia Mesothelioma FAQ

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is imperative that the party who was responsible for the exposure to asbestos is held accountable. Get answers to some of the most common questions about filing a claim.

What Industries Exposed West Virginia Workers to Asbestos?

Asbestos was in wide use in many, many industries primarily until 1989, when a rule banning most products containing asbestos was issued. Some of the industries in West Virginia in which asbestos was commonly used include mining, plumbing companies, energy companies, electricians, the railroad industry, mechanics, insulation manufacturing and installation services, steamfitters, pipe fitters, the paper production industry, and many others.

I Have Symptoms that may be Mesothelioma, How Do I Know if It Was Caused by Asbestos Exposure?

Mesothelioma develops over years in people who inhaled asbestos fibers. It is an incurable type of cancer affecting the thin natural membrane protecting the body’s organs. To determine whether your health condition is the result of exposure to asbestos, you must be diagnosed by a medical professional familiar with the symptoms of the disease and medical tests and procedures used to diagnose mesothelioma. Your diagnosis is the starting point for filing a lawsuit to recover damages. Many cases of mesothelioma may not have been diagnosed correctly, so ensure the doctor is aware you were exposed to asbestos during your work history or personal history.

What Do I Do If Loved One Dies from Mesothelioma?

If a loved one passed away from the disease, a wrongful death claim could be filed to seek compensation for the close family. A “wrongful death claim” is a legal action filed when a person dies as the result of the negligence of another party.

Do I Need an Attorney for a Mesothelioma Claim?

All personal injury claims hinge on the legal concept of negligence. An entity that allowed workers to be exposed to asbestos, and manufacturers of asbestos products, must be held accountable for the tragic consequences faced by individuals who suffer from mesothelioma. As the exposure may have occurred years many decades in the past, your attorney will be tasked with researching the details in the case, the company responsible, the amount of funds that may be available, and how to access compensation. It is crucial that your case is in the hands of an attorney experienced in asbestos litigation, and who has a record of achieving positive case outcomes.

Will My Mesothelioma Case be Part of a “Class Action” Lawsuit?

A class action is a type of case in which one person, termed the “class representative,” is used to represent many other people in a similar condition. Mesothelioma claims filed by Levy Konigsberg are not class action cases but are filed as individual complaints against the negligent parties. We are focused on providing genuine support and care to our clients, valuing each claim on its merits, and pursuing all forms of compensation available from all sources. Our experience in asbestos related litigation goes above and beyond what many other firms could offer.

Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Mesothelioma?

The Workers’ compensation program in West Virginia was established to protect both employers and workers. An injured worker has the right to some compensation from the employer but usually sacrifices the right to file a lawsuit against an employer. The benefits paid through the system are helpful, but rarely enough to provide for a family, and usually just barely cover the cost of life’s necessities. You may have the right to file a third party claim against a negligent manufacturers or suppliers of asbestos products to recover far more in compensation.

Were Miners in West Virginia Exposed to Asbestos?

Asbestos naturally occurs in West Virginia, and miners were at high risk of exposure when working in this industry. The act of mining, along with the use of asbestos in the equipment used in the industry has led to hundreds of claims being filed by workers who are suffering the symptoms of mesothelioma, an incurable cancer caused by breathing asbestos fibers.

Contact Levy Konigsberg at (800) 315-3806 if you developed mesothelioma and live in the state of West Virginia.

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