Parkersburg Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawyers
Parkersburg in West Virginia is the county seat of Wood County and is home to just over 31,000 residents. Originally known as Newport when it was originally settled in the late 18th century, the city was renamed Parkersburg in 1810.
By 1857 the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad had reached Parkersburg, but it was not until after the American Civil War that a crossing over the Ohio River was built. Upon the completion of the Parkersburg Bridge, it was the longest railroad bridge in the world.
The city enjoyed its current peak population in 1960 when more than 44,000 people lived within its borders. In 2011, CNNMoney.com listed Parkersburg as the seventh “Best Shrinking Place to Live” due to reasonable housing prices, numerous employment opportunities, and a low crime rate.
As in other parts of our country, the people of Parkersburg suffer from a range of health issues. However, like other West Virginians they may be of particular risk of developing Asbestosis.
West Virginians and Asbestosis
The EWG Action Fund has calculated that anywhere from 12,00 to 15,000 Americans die because of asbestos-related diseases each and every year. Between 1999 and 2013, it is believed that as many as 4,000 West Virginians died because of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related ailments.
West Virginians are at a greater risk for asbestos exposure because of the industries in the area. Many have been exposed to asbestos dust around mining equipment in coal mining areas, but others may have been exposed to asbestos if they worked in or around:
- A power plant
- A steel mill
- Railroads and railroad equipment
- An oil refinery
Products Can Contain Asbestos, Too
Asbestos exposure is not only an occupational hazard. Up until the early 1980s, asbestos-containing materials (also known as ACMs) could be found in a variety of equipment and components including:
- Electrical conduits
- Electrical machinery
- Protective clothing
Some claim that ACMs are safe for a certain period of time. After this time has passed, however, these ACMs are gradually deteriorating and crumbling into a fine dust which releases millions of asbestos fibers into your environment.
Have You Been Exposed to Asbestos?
If you suspect that you have been exposed to ACMs, seek medical treatment immediately. There are a number of mesothelioma clinics near Parkersburg and other cities here in West Virginia.
Your next step is to seek legal counsel from an attorney who specializes in mesothelioma. Anton McGee Law Group, P.L.L.C. is proud to represent clients who have been exposed to asbestos and we will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
To arrange for your free consultation with a mesothelioma attorney, call us today at (304) 807-0739.
Directions to our Antion McGee Law Group, PLLC. From Parkersburg, WV
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Total Est. Time: 1 h 50 mins
Total Est. Distance: 113 mi
- Head north-east on Juliana St towards 5th St
- Turn left at the 1st cross street onto 5th St
- Turn left onto Ann St
- Use the left 2 lanes to turn left at the 1st cross street onto 4th St
- Turn left onto Green St
- Use the right 2 lanes to turn right at the 1st cross street onto WV-14 S/5th St
- Continue to follow WV-14 S
- Turn left to merge onto US-50 E
- Merge onto US-50 E
- Use the right lane to merge onto I-79 N via the slip road to Fairmont
- 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