Asbestos Attorney Serving Weirton, Brooke and Hancock County
The city of Weirton in West Virginia straddles both Brooke and Hancock County and is situated in the state’s Northern Panhandle region. As of the 2010 census, nearly 20,000 people lived in Weirton, a slight decrease from the year 2000.
The area which is now known as downtown Weirton was originally founded in 1793 and was referred to as Holliday’s Cove. It was not until 1909 when Ernest T. Weir arrived from Pittsburgh that a steel mill was built and an unincorporated settlement was established around the mill.
By 1940, Weirton was the largest unincorporated city in the whole country.
Steel Mills and Asbestos Exposure
The steel mill, located just north of Holliday’s Cove, was later named the Weirton Steel Corporation. Several other steel mills were established in the area, including:
- National Steel
- Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel
- Strip Steel Department
- Phillips Sheet and Tin Plate Company
As much as these companies helped grow the area, many who have worked for these companies may now be suffering from asbestos-related diseases. This is because asbestos was a common insulation material in steel mills in the mid-1900s.
Who Is at Risk?
Anyone who as been exposed to asbestos (including secondary exposure) is at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease or illness. Individuals who have worked in any one of the following laborer jobs, however, are at a greater risk:
- Motor inspector
Those who worked in a steel mill were potentially exposed to asbestos through a variety of different asbestos products including construction products (hot tops, tiling, asbestos blankets, etc.), machinery and equipment insulation (tanks, toilers, hotblast stoves, ovens, etc.), and protective clothing (coveralls, aprons, gloves, and face masks).
Seeking Legal Counsel
One only needs to be exposed to asbestos in small quantities and for a short period of time to develop asbestos cancer (also known as mesothelioma). Being extremely aggressive in nature, it is important that you seek legal representation as soon as possible to protect the health and well-being of yourself and your loved ones.
Antion McGee Law Group, P.L.L.C. has successfully represented hundreds of victims of lung cancer, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
To speak with one of our asbestos lawyers today, please call us toll free at (304) 807-0739.
Directions to our Antion McGee Law Group, PLLC. From Weirton, WV
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Total Est. Time: 1 h 27 mins
Total Est. Distance: 75.5 mi
- Head east on Pennsylvania Ave towards Delaware Ave
- Turn right onto Weir Ave
- Turn left to stay on Weir Ave
- Turn left onto Cove Rd
- Continue straight to stay on Cove Rd
- Continue onto Harmon Creek Rd/Old US Hwy 22
- Continue onto Cove Rd
- Turn left to merge onto US-22 E
- Merge onto US-22 E
- Entering Pennsylvania
- Take the PA-18 exit towards Florence/Burgettstown
- Turn right onto PA-18 S
- Turn right onto PA-18 S/PA-50 W
- Slight left onto PA-18 S
- Turn left to merge onto I-70 E towards New Stanton
- Merge onto I-70 E
- Take exit 21 for I-79 S towards Morgantown
- Continue onto I-79 S
- Entering West Virginia
- Take exit 155 towards WV-7/W Virginia University
- Turn right onto Chaplin Road
- Destination will be on the left
We are located at:
341 Chaplin Rd.
2nd Floor, Suite B
Morgantown, WV 26501