Virginia Mesothelioma Lawyer
Virginia has a rich history of shipbuilding and manufacturing—industries that heavily used asbestos. Although these businesses knew for decades that asbestos exposure could cause lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma, they failed to warn workers. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, contact a Virginia mesothelioma lawyer at the Lanier Law Firm immediately to learn how you could recover significant compensation.
Mesothelioma is a devastating illness with an average life expectancy of less than a year. These tragic cases could have been prevented if the companies that mined, processed, and used asbestos had warned workers, provided workers with adequate protection while handling asbestos, or used alternative materials. Unfortunately, these companies routinely prioritized profits over worker safety.
As a result, thousands of Virginians have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, with 442 new cases and 350 deaths from 2016 to 2020 alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is in addition to the thousands of cases of asbestosis and lung cancer diagnosed during the same period.
The conduct of these businesses is inexcusable. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness or your loved one has passed away from one of these devastating diseases, you may have grounds to file a mesothelioma claim. A Virginia mesothelioma attorney at the Lanier Law Firm can help.
Why Should You Choose a Virginia Mesothelioma Attorney at the Lanier Law Firm?
The Lanier Law Firm has been helping people diagnosed with mesothelioma and their families recover substantial compensation for more than 25 years, making us one of the world’s most experienced mesothelioma law firms. Through the passionate and skilled representation of our nationally recognized mesothelioma lawyers, we have helped clients recover more than $20 billion in compensation.
Our attorneys are among the top trial lawyers in the world, and it shows in the successful case results we consistently achieve for our clients, which include the following:
- $4.5 million for a man exposed to asbestos through joint compound
- $3.7 million for an 82-year-old man exposed to asbestos in the Navy
- $2.3 million settlement for a former electrician who was exposed to asbestos while working in a Navy shipyard
- $2 million settlement for a former shipyard worker who contracted pleural mesothelioma
- $1.5 million settlement for the family of a dredge boat mechanic who died of mesothelioma