Asbestos Lawyers Serve Charleston and Kanawha County
The first permanent settlement in Charleston, West Virginia was not built until 1788. From then, the area has flourished with nearly 51,000 people calling the immediate area home and close to 225,000 residing in the Charleston metropolitan area.
Charleston is situated in Kanawha County and is the largest city in the state. While the area was supported by salt, coal and natural gas wells in the past, today the economy is largely supported by trade, medicine and education.
West Virginians Exposed To More Asbestos Than Most
Between the years of 1998 an 2000, the state of West Virginia along with four other states accounted for two-thirds of asbestos case filings in the United States. As of 2006, our state has processed approximately 33,000 asbestos claims.
Many of the industries that we have or currently support directly deal with asbestos. There are:
- Coal mines
- Power plans
- Power plants
- Steel refineries
A Look at the Local Numbers
Because of the job opportunities in the area, Charleston and all of Kanawha County is a hot bed for asbestos-related lawsuits.
- Over 25% of asbestos-related deaths in West Virginia occurred in Kanawha County
- There were nearly 600 asbestos-related deaths in West Virginia in 2001
- The number of asbestos-related deaths is likely much higher as the government only began tracking mesothelioma deaths as of 1999
How Long Do You Have to Sue?
Asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma can take anywhere from 10 to 40 years to develop after an individual has been exposed to the product. State laws typically give individuals anywhere from one to five years from diagnosis or the discover of mesothelioma to file a lawsuit.
What If The Victim Has Already Died?
If the victim of an asbestos-related illness has already passed, then the spouse of that victim then has one to three years from his or her date of death to file a wrongful death suit.
When Should You Seek Legal Aid?
Anyone who is suffering from an asbestos-related illness should seek legal assistance immediately. Antion McGee Law Group P.L.L.C. has the experience and the resources necessary to back up your claims and prove that your illness is directly related to your exposure to asbestos.
While we primarily serve in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, we will come to where ever you are to defend your case. Contact us today for a consultation at (304) 807-0739.
Directions to our Antion McGee Law Group, PLLC. From Charleston, WV
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Total Est. Time: 2 h 23 mins
Total Est. Distance: 157 mi
- Head north-east on Dickinson St towards Lee St E
- Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto Washington St E
- Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Capitol St
- Turn left onto Smith St
- Turn left to merge onto I-64 W/I-77 N towards I-79/Parkersburg/Huntington
- Merge onto I-64 W/I-77 N
- Use the right 2 lanes to take the Interstate 77 N/Interstate 79 N exit towards Parkersburg
- Continue onto I-77 N
- Keep right at the fork to continue on I-79 N, follow signs for Clarksburg
- Take exit 155 towards WV-7/W Virginia University
- Turn left onto Chaplin Road
- Keep left to stay on Chaplin Road
- Destination will be on the left
We are located at:
341 Chaplin Rd.
2nd Floor, Suite B
Morgantown, WV 26501