Experienced West Virginia mesothelioma lawyers seeking justice for working families

Asbestos in the workplace left a toxic legacy of death, disability and devastated families. The West Virginia mesothelioma lawyers at Harvit & Schwartz are dedicated to finding justice for you and your loved ones.

Asbestos-containing insulation in pipe and block form was used extensively in the chemical and other industries in West Virginia. The sawing, chopping and dropping of such materials during maintenance or construction created clouds of dust that workers describe in court as “snowstorms”.

While some may have used a hanky or some other temporary measure in such conditions, little was done by workers who knew it as no more than a nuisance dust.

Many workers even took the contaminated clothes home, repeating the exposures to themselves and, tragically, their families.

Other trades such as pipefitters, boilermakers, insulators, construction workers and brake mechanics were also exposed.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, call Harvit & Schwartz now at (304) 343-4100, or use the contact form on this page. Get the compensation you deserve.

Mesothelioma symptoms may not appear for many years

The release of asbestos fibers, by cutting or other manipulation as described above, causes various diseases. It can cause asbestosis or scarring of the lungs. The exposure also causes lung cancer and an incurable cancer found in the thin lining (membrane) of the lung, chest, abdomen and heart called mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a marker disease indicative of asbestos exposure and in nearly all cases in the United States linked to asbestos exposure. These diseases may not show up until many years after exposure.

This is known as latency and each exposure contributes to the disease.

If your family has been devastated by mesothelioma, call the West Virginia mesothelioma lawyers at Harvit & Schwartz now at (304) 343-4100. We can help you fight for justice.

Harvit & Schwartz has represented West Virginians hurt by mesothelioma for years

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals created a Mass Litigation Panel to develop a Case Management Order (“CMO”) regarding all asbestos cases in West Virginia. The CMO essentially sets up a system to prioritize cases. Mesothelioma and asbestos related lung cancer cases receive priority. Several hundred seriously injured and dying claimants have been compensated as a result of the CMO over the years.

Our office has been involved for years in representing many of the victims compensated under the CMO.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, call us at (304) 343-4100 or email us for a free consultation. Our mesothelioma lawyers can help prepare and navigate your claim through the legal system quickly and successfully. We have developed a large database of documents and other evidence to help prove claims in West Virginia.