Shipyard Workers Mesothelioma Attorneys in West Virginia
Certain occupations are considered to be more at risk for exposure to harmful asbestos, which has been directly linked to a number of serious and rare diseases. Asbestos has been known to cause mesothelioma, asbestosis and cancer.
Those working in shipyards often experienced especially high levels of asbestos exposures, putting civilian workers and military personnel at risk for developing mesothelioma.
Shipyards and Asbestos Exposure
Professionals specializing in ship construction have helped to build and maintain ships that are designed for both civilian and military use, ranging from luxury cruise liners to aircraft carriers used by the United States Navy. These projects require professionals from a variety of trade backgrounds, including electricians, plumbers, painters, welders, insulators, pipefitters, millwrights, boilermakers, and general contractors and maintenance workers.
Because asbestos was commonly used in the shipbuilding industry, many workers and military servicemen and servicewomen experienced high exposures to asbestos. Asbestos was widely regarded for its heat resistant properties and ability to prevent fires. Shipyards on both coasts of the U.S. have long, storied histories of asbestos exposure, and an unfortunate legacy of former professionals developing asbestos-related disease, including mesothelioma, as a result of that exposure.
Although shipbuilding peaked during World War II in the 1940’s, workers have been employed in the construction of ships throughout the 20th century. Many ships constructed and overhauled during this time were often laden with asbestos, from bow to stern.
Many of these ships are still actively used today. That means that personnel assigned to the repair and renovation of these vessels are also at a heightened risk for harmful asbestos exposure.
Legal Assistance in Your Asbestos Case
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or if you are dealing with other asbestos-related disease, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. Only a mesothelioma lawyer who focuses on asbestos-related conditions can assess your situation and diagnosis and determine what, if any, pathways exist for legal restitution.
Because asbestos-related cases often involve in-depth investigation – attorneys often have to work with clients to determine a comprehensive exposure history to establish where potential exposures occurred. Therefore, it’s important that you choose an attorney that you trust.
That’s where the dedicated legal team at Antion McGee Law Group, PLLC, comes in. Our firm is highly qualified when it comes to asbestos-related cases, and our legal team has successfully represented numerous clients suffering from mesothelioma. Our attorneys’ legal acumen is exactly what you need when confronted with asbestos disease, and we are committed to guiding you and your case through to a successful end. No matter what the situation, if you have experienced an asbestos-related diagnosis such as mesothelioma, our firm is prepared to assist and support you today.
Our attorneys will travel to your home to meet with you. Do not delay – we can provide the support and guidance you need. To get started, we invite you to schedule a preliminary consultation with a member of our legal team by calling (304) 807-0739.