Mesothelioma FAQ In West Virginia

Answers From A Knowledgeable West Virginia Asbestos Law Firm

It is easy to feel overwhelmed if you or someone you care for has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis or another medical condition caused by asbestos. At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., our goal is to ease your worries by demystifying the legal process and answering any questions you may have about your lawsuit. Clients often ask us:

Contact Our Team To Work With A Skilled Mesothelioma Law Firm In West Virginia

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., is a law firm with the knowledge needed to help clients reach positive resolutions in asbestos-related litigation. Contact our firm online or call us at 304-347-5050 for a free consultation. In addition to our mesothelioma practice, we also serve clients with personal injury lawsuits involving product liability, wrongful death, defective drugs and other personal injury matters.

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Why should I choose your law firm over another?

Our firm has handled asbestos claims in West Virginia for more than 20 years. There are many West Virginia mesothelioma law firms, but our firm provides a high level of service tailored to meet your needs. Our attorney has extensive experience helping clients reach positive solutions in mesothelioma cases, both at the negotiation table and in court.

Learn more about our firm's services here.

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Does West Virginia have any legislation specifically concerning asbestos?

There are several articles in the West Virginia Code concerning asbestos. For example, Chapter 16, Article 32 of the West Virginia Code finds that asbestos is a "dangerous toxic substance and harmful to the citizens of this state" and declares that anyone who handles asbestos removal must be specially licensed to do so.

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What does the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) have to do with asbestos?

The OSHA requires employers to provide a workplace environment "free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm." As such, exposing workers to asbestos violates their rights and can be used against an employer in a lawsuit.

Learn more about the OSHA and your rights as an employee through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)'s website.

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What can I seek compensation for?

You may be able to collect damages for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Medical expenses — past and future
  • Punitive damages
  • Mental anguish and grief

If you have lost a loved one due to mesothelioma, you may also be able to obtain compensation for economic and intangible losses caused by his or her demise.

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How much does filing a lawsuit cost?

Nothing. James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., takes mesothelioma cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay us unless we win your case and help you collect damages from responsible parties. Our fees come out of your settlement or judgment so you can focus on your health, not legal bills.

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Is there a cure for mesothelioma?

Unfortunately, doctors and scientists have not yet found a cure for mesothelioma. However, more clinical trials take place every day, and progress has been made in recent years in treatment programs.

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