West Virginia Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuits
Residents and workers in West Virginia were exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers with highest exposure years being between, 1920-1980. Mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancers are typically diagnosed 10-50 years after initial exposure.
Thousands of asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout the state of West Virginia in buildings, residential buildings, industrial plants, factories, power plants, chemical plants, refineries, shipyards and manufacturing plants.
West Virginia shipyard workers, construction workers, mechanics, power plant workers, mill workers, steel workers, railroad workers, pipefitters, plumbers, Insulators, electricians, and laborers are at higher risk than the general population for being diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
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West Virginia Asbestos Exposure Hot Spots
Tons of asbestos shipments were received in the state of West Virginia. High asbestos exposure was in Kanawha County, Cabell County, Putnam County, Harrison County and Wood County.
Asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout West Virginia included; asbestos ceiling & floor tiles, asbestos mixed in paints, asbestos mixed in cement, asbestos used in boilers, asbestos used electrical wiring, roofing materials, plumbing pipes & gaskets, attic insulation, heating and air-conditioning products, car and truck brakes, welding equipment, fire retardant clothing & gloves, drywall, fiberboard, wallboard, asbestos tape, vinyl flooring, fireproofing materials, fireplaces, ovens, etc.
West Virginia Mesothelioma Statistics (Asbestos-Related Deaths)
- West Virginia ranks 27th in the U. S. for deaths from malignant Mesothelioma.
- The mortality rate from Mesothelioma in West Virginia is 19.59 per million.
- 296 West Virginia residents died from malignant Mesothelioma.
- 697 asbestos-related deaths were reported in West Virginia since 1979.
- Kanawha County, WV has more than 172 asbestos-related deaths and more than 42 Mesothelioma Deaths.
*Statistics on Mesothelioma and asbestos related deaths were compiled from CDC (Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics), and NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and other cancer reporting sources.
Mesothelioma Facts and Statistics
- More than 20 million American workers have been exposed to asbestos.
- Mesothelioma cases are found in 9 out of every 1 million people.
- 3,000 new cases of Mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the U. S.
- Each year in U. S 10,000 Americans will die from an asbestos related disease.
- 30% of U. S. Veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their life time.
- 1 in 125 U. S. males who live over the age of 50 will die from an asbestos-related disease.
- Experts believe 60,000 Malignant Mesothelioma deaths will occur between 2010 and 2030.
West Virginia Mesothelioma Asbestos Deaths
|West Virginia Asbestos-Related Deaths Since 1999-
|West Virginia Asbestosis Cancer Deaths
|West Virginia Mesothelioma Cancer Deaths
|West Virginia Estimated-Asbestos Cancer Deaths
West Virginia Asbestos Deaths
|Barbour County, WV – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Berkeley County, WV – 69 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Boone County, WV – 21 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Braxton County, WV – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Brooke County, WV – 48 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Cabell County, WV – 155 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Fayette County, WV – 41 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Grant County, WV – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Greenbrier County, WV – 35 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Hampshire County, WV – 19 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Hancock County, WV – 88 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Hardy County, WV – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Harrison County, WV – 48 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Jackson County, WV – 61 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Jefferson County, WV – 42 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Kanawha County, WV – 475 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Lewis County, WV – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Lincoln County, WV – 41 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Logan County, WV – 42 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Marion County, WV – 42 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Mason County, WV – 68 Asbestos Related Deaths
|McDowell County, WV – 20 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Mercer County, WV – 57 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Mineral County, WV – 41 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Mingo County, WV – 23 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Monongalia, WV – 64 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Monroe County, WV – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Morgan County, WV – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Nicholas County, WV – 22 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Ohio County, WV – 31 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Preston County, WV – 47 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Putnam County, WV – 137 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Raleigh County, WV – 62 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Randolph County, WV – 25 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Roane County, WV – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Summers County, WV – 36 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Taylor County, WV – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Tyler County, WV – 35 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Upshur County, WV – 30 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Wayne County, WV – 45 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Wetzel County, WV – 63 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Wood County, WV – 169 Asbestos Related Deaths
|Wyoming County, WV – 21 Asbestos Related Deaths
Asbestos Cover up – Quotes from Asbestos Executives
Evidence in thousands of court documents have shown that asbestos companies hid and destroyed memos, documents and ignored doctor’s medical reports about the dangers of asbestos exposure. Despite all of the information about the deadly dangers of asbestos exposure available in the scientific and medical literature asbestos companies chose not to take any action to protect workers.
They chose profit over the safety of their workers and then lied and covered it up. This is why U. S. Courts are making asbestos manufacturers and companies pay millions to asbestos victims for their asbestos cover up.
- “…if you have enjoyed a good life while working with asbestos products, why not die from it.” 1966 memo from an executive of the Bendix Corporation (now part of Honeywell)
- In early 1940s, the president of Johns-Manville called the managers of another company “a bunch of fools for notifying employees who had asbestosis.” When asked by another company executive, “Do you mean to tell me you would let them work until they drop dead?” he responded, “Yes. We save a lot of money that way.”
Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
West Virginia Veterans and Asbestos Exposure
Military Veterans that have a 1 in 3 chance of developing an asbestos related disease in their lifetime. Veterans have the right to bring lawsuits against negligent asbestos companies for exposing them to toxic asbestos-containing products and materials.
There are 21.5 million current living Veterans according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans who served between 1940 and 1970 have the greatest risk of developing Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related cancer. Navy Veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War have the highest incidence of Asbestos-related diseases.
The U.S. Military used thousands of asbestos-containing products in their ships between the 1920-late 1970’s. 14 in every 1,000 WW II shipyard workers died of an asbestos-related disease compared to 18 in every 1,000 combat related deaths.
- Mesothelioma primarily occurs in Veterans between the ages of 55-75.
- Asbestos was listed as the top contaminant at 32 U.S. Army base closures during the 1990s.
- A recent study showed that as many as 30-40% of Mesothelioma victims is U. S. Veterans.
Asbestos Trust Funds and Mesothelioma Claims
U. S. Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts Funds have paid out nearly 21 billion to more than 600,000 asbestos claimants. There are about 60 active Asbestos Trust Funds with an estimated $32 billion in remaining assets.
Asbestos Settlement Trusts were established to help compensate workers and their families for asbestos exposure causing Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. When an Asbestos company establishes a Trust Fund all settlements are managed by trustees that decide the compensation amounts paid to Mesothelioma claimants. U. S. Courts allow Asbestos defendants to file for protection under a legal process known as bankruptcy reorganization. This allows the company to pay claims and stay in business.
Asbestos Trust Fund settlements typically do not come with an admission of guilt by the asbestos company that set up the trust.
If you have a history of asbestos exposure you should be checked each year by a qualified doctor.
We have been helping victims of asbestos exposure and their families for more than 20 years.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Malignant Mesothelioma or an Asbestos-related disease, we are here to help you file a claim with an experience Mesothelioma lawyer that will fight for you!
West Virginia Mesothelioma Verdicts and Settlements
A Mesothelioma claim is a lawsuit filed on behalf of a victim or surviving family members because of hazardous exposure to asbestos. Here is a list of some noteworthy West Virginia Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts.
List of West Virginia Mesothelioma settlements and verdicts listed in asbestos lawsuits, court documents, and news sources.
- $6.6 Million was awarded to a 53-year-old West Virginia Navy worker and machinist diagnosed with mesothelioma.
- $5.2 Million was awarded to a 49-year-old West Virginia nurse aide unknowingly exposed to asbestos who was diagnosed with mesothelioma.
- $3.2 Million was awarded to a 52-year-old construction and factory worker diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer.
- $3.4 Million was awarded to a West Virginia navy Veteran diagnosed with mesothelioma.
- $3.9 Million was awarded to a West Virginia Air Force Veteran who died from mesothelioma from military asbestos exposure.
- $1.7 Million was awarded to a 58-year-old West Virginia warehouse worker diagnosed with mesothelioma.
West Virginia workers, military veterans, and residents have the right to sue asbestos manufacturers and companies that exposed them to Asbestos. There is more than 30 billion in 60+ asbestos trust funds for people diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.
Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
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Asbestos Exposure in West Virginia
Asbestos was used heavily in U. S. building trades between 1930-1980. More than 3,000 commonly used products in West Virginia contained toxic asbestos fibers and materials.
West Virginia Workers and Residents that were exposed to asbestos are at higher risk (7 times) than the general population for being diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
It can take 10-50 years after initial asbestos exposure before symptoms of Mesothelioma may appear. People that were exposed to asbestos in West Virginia decades ago are walking time bombs. There is no clear way of knowing if a person will develop Mesothelioma, but most people diagnosed are around 70 years of age.
If you worked in an industry in West Virginia that exposed you to deadly asbestos fibers a Mesothelioma lawyer can help you seek compensation for medical expenses resulting from a Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis.
When asbestos is disturbed, broken apart, cut, decayed, or damaged, it releases tiny asbestos microscopic fibrous particles that can cling to the skin, hair and clothing. These asbestos fibers are easily transferred to others where they can accumulate in the lining of lungs that cause Mesothelioma lung cancer.
Asbestos Exposure in West Virginia Neighborhoods Pre-1980
We Connect You with Mesothelioma Lawyers in all West Virginia Counties
|Barbour County, WV
|Kanawha County, WV
|Preston County, WV
|Berkeley County, WV
|Lewis County, WV
|Putnam County, WV
|Boone County, WV
|Lincoln County, WV
|Raleigh County, WV
|Braxton County, WV
|Logan County, WV
|Randolph County, WV
|Brooke County, WV
|Marion County, WV
|Ritchie County, WV
|Cabell County, WV
|Marshall County, WV
|Roane County, WV
|Calhoun County, WV
|Mason County, WV
|Summers County, WV
|Clay County, WV
|McDowell County, WV
|Taylor County, WV
|Doddridge County, WV
|Mercer County, WV
|Tucker County, WV
|Fayette County, WV
|Mineral County, WV
|Tyler County, WV
|Gilmer County, WV
|Mingo County, WV
|Upshur County, WV
|Grant County, WV
|Wayne County, WV
|Greenbrier County, WV
|Monroe County, WV
|Webster County, WV
|Hampshire County, WV
|Morgan County, WV
|Wetzel County, WV
|Hancock County, WV
|Nicholas County, WV
|Wirt County, WV
|Hardy County, WV
|Ohio County, WV
|Wood County, WV
|Harrison County, WV
|Pendleton County, WV
|Wyoming County, WV
|Jackson County, WV
|Pleasants County, WV
|Jefferson County, WV
|Pocahontas County, WV
We Connect You with Mesothelioma Lawyers in all West Virginia Cities
|South Charleston, WV
|St. Albans, WV
|Charles Town, WV
|Teays Valley, WV
|Cheat Lake, WV
|New Martinsville, WV
|Cross Lanes, WV
|Oak Hill, WV
|Pea Ridge, WV
|Point Pleasant, WV
Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer
Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.
Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.
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Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?
If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.
We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.
West Virginia Mesothelioma Lawsuit Damages
Mesothelioma Latency Period
Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.
There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
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