South Carolina Mesothelioma Lawyer
From the late 19th century through much of the 20th century, South Carolina’s economy relied heavily on industries that used asbestos. Numerous companies that profited from asbestos knew it was dangerous but failed to protect workers, and thousands of South Carolinians have prematurely died from asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma. If you or one of your family members has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact the South Carolina Mesothelioma lawyers at The Lanier Law Firm.
South Carolinians experienced 44 deaths from mesothelioma in 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This reflects a death rate of 0.6 deaths per 100,000 residents. Asbestos Nation observed 663 mesothelioma deaths from 1999 to 2017 and 3,801 deaths from all asbestos-related illnesses. The highest concentration of deaths occurred in Charleston County.
These deaths are inexcusable and could have been prevented if the companies that profited from asbestos had warned workers and the public about the dangers of asbestos exposure. The South Carolina mesothelioma lawyers at The Lanier Law Firm can help you hold them accountable.