If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you and your family are perhaps reeling with this very serious news. Your doctors most likely informed you that mesothelioma has no known cure. However, aggressive treatments can help preserve your quality of life for as long as possible. Compensation for your pain and suffering can help your family cope with the challenges of the time that you were ill as well as plan for the future. A mesothelioma verdict or settlement can provide the financial stability that you wish to leave for your spouse and/or children in light of the difficult times ahead.
The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Other risk factors, such as a person's general state of health, may have an impact on the progression of the disease, but only asbestos exposure actually causes the disease, as far as researchers have been able to determine. Therefore, after the discovery that you suffer from mesothelioma, a natural next question is, "How and why was I exposed to asbestos?" The answer to this question can make it possible for you to recover the compensation you and your family need in the face of the challenges of mesothelioma.
Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, accepts mesothelioma cases in Virginia, as well as in other states throughout the country. Our attorneys have recovered nearly $1 billion for asbestos and mesothelioma clients throughout the United States. Our experience and track record of success can be valuable assets to people who have lived or worked in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Richmond, Newport News, Alexandria, Hampton, Roanoke or elsewhere in the state. If we represent you, we will begin by reviewing your and your spouse's work histories. (Many mesothelioma sufferers were exposed to asbestos fibers through a spouse's clothing or hair.)
We will compare your employment backgrounds with lists of known hazardous job sites in Virginia industries such as shipbuilding, transportation equipment manufacturing, tobacco processing, paper production facilities, clothing manufacturing facilities, food processing plants and furniture processing plants. Your exposure to asbestos may have occurred in an office, hospital or school that was built with asbestos-riddled ceiling tiles or pipes.
For specific information about asbestos, mesothelioma and help for sufferers of mesothelioma in Virginia and elsewhere, see the following:
- Mesothelioma and asbestos FAQ
- Information for asbestos victims
- The history and consequences of asbestos
Contact Us To Consult With One Of Our Virginia Mesothelioma Attorneys
Our plaintiffs' law firm represents people injured on the job in Virginia and in other states, including:
We offer free initial in-person or phone consultations to mesothelioma victims in the Commonwealth of Virginia and nationwide. We also file wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of surviving family members of individuals who have already died of mesothelioma. Please call our Cleveland, Ohio, law offices at 800-398-1795 or send an email to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer.