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Mesothelioma FAQ

The law firm of James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. has been successfully handling cases for mesothelioma victims for more than 40 years. The following are answers to some of the questions we frequently hear:

  • How do I know if I am at risk for mesothelioma or other asbestos-related medical conditions?
  • Is there a cure for mesothelioma?
  • What does the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSMA) have to do with asbestos?
  • Does West Virginia have any laws specifically concerning asbestos?
  • I have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. What can an attorney do for me?
  • Why should I choose your law firm over another?
  • Will a mesothelioma lawsuit cost me a lot of money?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact our office today to set up a free consultation.

How do I know if I am at risk for mesothelioma or other asbestos-related medical conditions?

People who worked with or around asbestos-containing materials are at risk for developing asbestos related disease. In addition, asbestos fibers were commonly used in building materials before the 1980s, so older homes may contain asbestos which can be released when the material is damaged or disturbed. 

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Is there a cure for mesothelioma?

Unfortunately, doctors and scientists have not yet found a cure for mesothelioma. However, current treatment methods have increased the life expectancy for some mesothelioma patients. Furthermore, clinical trials take place constantly as researchers try to find a cure.

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

Section 5(a)(1) of the OSMA 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 sometimes can be used against an employer in a lawsuit. Many regulations enacted pursuant to this statute deal with asbestos in the workplace.

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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Does West Virginia have any laws specifically regarding 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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I have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. What can an attorney do for me?

Since mesothelioma is a very serious illness, a qualified mesothelioma attorney is important to ensure you obtain proper compensation for your injury. James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. knows whom to pursue, how and when to file, which experts to call upon, and what your claim is worth. We work diligently on your behalf to secure financial compensation so you or your loved one can get the medical treatment he or she needs. We also represent families whose loved ones have already died because of mesothelioma.

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Why should I choose your law firm over another?

Our firm has handled asbestos claims in West Virginia for many years. There are other West Virginia mesothelioma law firms, but our firm provides service tailored to meet your needs. Our firm has extensive experience helping clients reach positive solutions in mesothelioma cases.

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Will a mesothelioma lawsuit cost me a lot of money?

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. operates on a contingent fee basis. This means you pay nothing for our services until we collect damages for you. This way, you can focus on getting the medical help you need. Your attorney’s fees come directly out of your settlement or verdict. If there is no recovery there is no fee.

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Toll Free: +1 (800) 763-4500

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