Update on Mesothelioma

Written by on May 25, 2017 in Asbestos, Mesothelioma

On March 3, 2017, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), issued a new report on the rate of malignant mesothelioma deaths from exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, the results are not good, especially for West Virginia. Prior Projections Previously, the CDC estimated that the number of […]

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Asbestos Hurts Industrial Workers and Families

Written by on October 18, 2016 in Asbestos, Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos. Workers exposed at construction jobs or other industrial settings have become sick and so have their children and spouses.  They are exposed to dusts carried home on contaminated clothes. Corporations knowingly produced asbestos-containing materials used at industrial sites.  Workers became sick after decades of exposure to the toxic dust.  Workers also […]

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City of Charleston Commended for Recognizing Risks of Asbestos – Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Written by on December 7, 2015 in Asbestos, Mesothelioma with 0 Comments

Attorney Bill Schwartz commended the efforts of Mayor Danny Jones and the Charleston City Council for proclaiming September 26, 2015 as Mesothelioma Awareness Day in Charleston, WV. Mesothelioma, often referred to as meso, is a terrible form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Recently, the Charleston Gazette-Mail published a Letter to the Editor, written by […]

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Mesothelioma Awareness Proclamation

Written by on October 1, 2015 in Asbestos, Mesothelioma

Harvit & Schwartz, L.C., attorney, Bill Schwartz was proud to accept a proclamation issued by Charleston, WV, Mayor, Danny Jones,  announcing Mesothelioma Awareness Day as Saturday, September 26, 2015. The proclamation states that “heavy use of asbestos in manufacturing industry and construction has been recognized as the worst occupational disaster in U.S. history.”  The proclamation […]

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WV Asbestos Victims – Protect Your Rights – Garlock Bankruptcy Settlement

Written by on June 23, 2015 in Asbestos, blogs, Mesothelioma

There have been a number of recent TV ads regarding Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC and The Anchor Packing Company about a “settlement” of their bankruptcy involving asbestos claims.  The Bankruptcy Court appointed the Asbestos Claimants Committee early in this case to protect the rights of all persons with current asbestos claims against Garlock or Anchor.  […]

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New West Virginia Law Designed to Help Patients After Hospitalization

Written by on April 10, 2015 in Asbestos, Mesothelioma

For decades, the attorneys here at Harvit & Schwartz have represented people who have contracted mesothelioma (meso) from exposure to asbestos as well as people who have suffered serious on-the-job injuries. These diseases and injuries often require hospitalization followed by medical treatment for extended periods of time. Now, thanks to West Virginia lawmakers, a new […]

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Harvit & Schwartz Helps Improve West Virginia Asbestos (Mesothelioma) Law

Written by on April 7, 2015 in Asbestos, Mesothelioma

As a firm that represents victims of asbestos related cancers and mesothelioma (meso), we were honored to be a part of the process to help improve SB411 so that current and future victims can retain their right to fight for compensation for their injuries. And we’re glad to say that the improved bill has become […]

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Caution West Virginia Mesothelioma (Asbestos) Victims – Revised Workers’ Compensation Law More Complicated than You Think

Written by on March 4, 2015 in Asbestos, Mesothelioma

The West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee passed a revision to laws allowing settlements of workers’ compensation cases. Until now, a worker could settle his/her claim, but he/she was not able to settle the claim for medical benefits. There was for a good reason for this. Previously, if you had been allowed to settle your claim […]

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New Legislature Attempts to Suppress Rights of West Virginian Workers and Families

Written by on February 12, 2015 in Mesothelioma

Thousands of West Virginians have faced the terrible fate of contracting lung cancer or mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos. The average person who gets a mesothelioma diagnosis has less than two years to live. Thankfully, those folks were at least able to exercise their right to fight for compensation from the companies that knowingly […]

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