Exposed To Asbestos?
Mesothelioma Attorneys In Washington, D.C., Virginia And Maryland Assisting Victims And Their Families
Asbestos is a general term for six naturally occurring fiber bundles first used for insulation because of their ability to resist heat and pressure. However, when the fibers become airborne and are inhaled, the fibers put those exposed at risk of developing:
- Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that can affect the lining of the lungs, abdomen and heart
- Asbestosis, a nonmalignant progressive disease
- Lung cancer
The only known cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. Many companies and manufacturers knew of the dangers for decades but chose not to make their employees or the public aware. Each year, thousands of individuals in the United States are diagnosed with mesothelioma because these employers acted without regard for the safety of their workers or consumers.
The mesothelioma lawyers at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P. law firm have more than 30 years of experience pursuing alternative avenues of compensation for mesothelioma victims, even if the past employer responsible for the exposure is now out of business. Recognized among the Best Lawyers in America, our experienced Greenbelt, DC and Fairfax asbestos lawyer teams have experience successfully filing mesothelioma claims and handling asbestos litigation in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and nationwide courts.
What are the Laws for Asbestos Exposure?
The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration now seek better regulations to prevent asbestos exposure, but these regulations cannot fix the past. Companies were silent about the health issues of asbestos exposure for decades. It finally took a governmental investigation in the 1970s to bring this information to light. Sadly, for many workers and their families, it was too late.
Our Experience Providing Legal Help to Asbestos Exposure Victims
The asbestos attorneys at our firm have a significant history working on behalf of mesothelioma victims. Fairfax asbestos lawyer Peter DePaolis set legal precedence in Wilson v. Johns-Manville that granted the right for victims of asbestos-related diseases to file more than one claim in connection with their diagnoses. This means that victims who are first diagnosed with nonmalignant diseases, but were later diagnosed with a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure, have the ability to file separate asbestos lawsuits for each diagnosis.
The successes of our Washington, D.C. mesothelioma lawyers have allowed thousands to gain the compensation for asbestos exposure needed to cover their medical expenses and lost wages. More importantly, it provides some financial security to families struggling after losing their loved ones to asbestos diseases.
Find a Mesothelioma Lawyer Near Me in Fairfax VA, Greenbelt MD or DC
By gaining the support of one of the Best Law Firms, you not only benefit from our personalized attention but also from working with a team of asbestos attorneys who have the knowledge and skills it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.
Worried about the costs of hiring a mesothelioma attorney? You can seek justice with no financial risk to you. With our contingency fee agreement, you pay no fees if your asbestos lawsuit is not successful. Call the law office nearest you in Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia today.