Asbestos Attorney in Morgantown, West Virginia
The city of Morgantown in West Virginia is made up of numerous neighborhoods, many of which are not entirely within the city limits – such as Easton, Mileground and Sabraton. As of 2014, it was believed that there were just over 31,000 residents in Morgantown with the Morgantown MSA having nearly 117,000 permanent residents (including 30,000 full-time West Virginia University students).
Morgantown has had a tumultuous past, with settlers and Native Americans regularly fighting over who owned what portions of the area. It was not until Zackquill Morgan, the son of Morgan Morgan, entered the area with his brother, David, in 1767 that the area was named Morgantown.
Home to Some of America’s Most Historic Structures
Morgantown is home to a number of notable centuries old structures including the Old Stone House which was built in 1795 and the John Rogers family home which still sits on Foundry Street. That home was built in 1840 and is currently occupied by the Dering Funeral Home.
Old Structures and Asbestos
While structures from the 16th and 17th centuries may not contain asbestos, many of today’s buildings do still have this carcinogenic material in their walls.
- No amount of asbestos is safe
- The primary cause of occupational cancer in the USA is asbestos
- Most buildings which contain asbestos were built in the late 1930s through to the end of the 1970s
- 10,000 Americans will die every year due to asbestos-related diseased which include lung cancer and mesothelioma cancer
- 200,000 Americans are currently living with asbestosis
Who Is Legally Responsible?
In most situations, a lengthy relationship with the workers compensation board is necessary in ensuring that you receive financial compensation. In some situations, if an employee or a former employee finds that he or she is suffering from health problems which have been caused by asbestos in the workplace, you may then have the option of filing a lawsuit against any of the following:
- The company that manufactured the asbestos
- The company that made the equipment which failed to protect the worker from asbestos
- The owner of the property where the work was being done
- Contractors/subcontractors involved in the work
Finding an Asbestosis Lawyer
Antion McGee Law Group, P.L.L.C. are experts in handling asbestos-related illness claims and concerns. We make it our priority to ensure that anyone who may have been exposed to asbestos on the job receive the assistance they need.
Our law firm knows how to minimize costs and maximize recovery for every client we represent. Call us today for a free consultation at (304) 807-0739.