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Virginia Mesothelioma and Asbestos Diseases

Being diagnosed with an asbestos disease such as mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer is frightening and often creates overwhelming uncertainty in most victims’ lives. An asbestos claim can help relieve some of that uncertainty by providing you with the compensation needed to cover medical bills and expenses associated with your disease.

The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl’s asbestos lawyers in Virginia have decades of experience representing patients and their families in asbestos claims. Throughout our 30 years as accomplished personal injury lawyers, we have aggressively pursued large corporations and their insurance companies to help our clients recover the compensation they deserved. We understand the devastation that a disease caused by asbestos exposure can cause and are committed to helping those who have suffered from these diseases.

We will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your asbestos claim and determine if you have a case against the at-fault party. All of our services are provided on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not owe any upfront fees or costs. The only time you will have any fees or costs is if we recover compensation for your claim. There is no risk in contacting us to find out if you have a case.

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Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare, incurable and fatal type of cancer that forms in the thin lining of tissue that covers several of the body’s major organs, including the lungs.

The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Symptoms of mesothelioma are similar to other medical conditions, which makes the disease difficult for health care providers to diagnose. Additionally, mesothelioma is a slow-progressing disease and symptoms often do not appear for several decades after asbestos exposure.

Because mesothelioma victims often find out about their diagnosis decades after they developed the disease, mesothelioma lawsuits can be difficult. These types of claims often require the help a seasoned mesothelioma lawyer in Virginia who has in-depth knowledge of Virginia law and a strong understanding of the asbestos industry. An attorney will work on your behalf to build a case that supports your claim, while representing your best interests to help you recover the compensation you and your family deserve.

Call 410-244-7005 if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestosis

Asbestosis is a rare chronic lung disease developed by inhaling asbestos fibers that cause scarring of the lungs. In turn, the scarring caused by asbestos affects the body’s ability to absorb oxygen into the blood stream.

Similar to mesothelioma, asbestosis is only caused by direct or secondary exposure to asbestos. Typically, this life-threatening disease take 10 to 40 years before signs and symptoms begin to show. Once you have been diagnosed with asbestosis, the disease has likely damaged and scarred tissue in your lungs until they become so stiff they cannot contract or expand normally when you breathe.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with asbestosis, you may have legal rights to pursue justice and compensation. A Virginia asbestosis lawyer will work to help you hold the party that exposed you to asbestos liable for causing you or your loved one to develop asbestosis.

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Lung Cancer

When microscopic asbestos fibers are inhaled, they become lodged in the lung tissue of the lung. Because of this, many people who were exposed to asbestos and inhaled the mineral’s toxic fibers may be at risk of developing lung cancer. Typically, the symptoms of asbestos lung cancer include shortness of breath, chest pain and coughing up blood. These symptoms often develop 15 to 35 years after asbestos exposure.

In 1986, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration declared lung cancer as the greatest risk to U.S. workers who are regularly exposed to asbestos. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with lung cancer that developed due to asbestos exposure, our trusted lung cancer lawyers in Virginia will aggressively pursue your claim to help you recover compensation for your pain and suffering.

Call 410-244-7005 if you believe your lung cancer diagnoses is asbestos related.

Other Cancers Caused by Asbestos 

The following cancers are also linked to asbestos exposure:

  • Larynx (throat) cancer
  • Esophagus cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer

It is well recognized that asbestos is a human carcinogen and is one of the most hazardous substances to which humans are exposed in both occupational and non-occupational settings. As the Occupational Safety and Health Administration concluded in 1989: “OSHA is aware of no instance in which exposure to a toxic substance has more clearly demonstrated detrimental health effects on humans than asbestos exposure.”

Because it is so highly carcinogenic, asbestos has been shown to be a risk for cancer not only of the lung, but in the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, and gut after inhalation or ingestion of this toxic substance. Because the inhaled and swallowed asbestos fibers enter these regions of the body and impact on these organs, there has been increased levels of cancers of these organs. Occupational medicine studies have confirmed the increase in respiratory and gastrointestinal system cancers. Asbestos exposure has been found to play a causal role in the occurrence of pharyngeal, laryngeal, esophageal, stomach, and colorectal cancer. There is a broad array of scientific evidence from observational and experimental research as well as epidemiologic studies which has confirmed the increased risk of these cancers to individuals with significant exposure to asbestos.

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Our Results for Mesothelioma and Asbestosis Cases

The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl’s asbestos attorneys has obtained billions in compensation throughout more than 30 years of experience representing victims of asbestos exposure.

Our experience has provided us with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively bring a mesothelioma or asbestosis claim against an asbestos manufacturer or company that knowingly exposed its employees and others to the toxic material.

As dedicated Virginia asbestos lawyers, we are committed to helping you obtain the full amount of compensation you may be entitled. Some of our most successful asbestos-related cases have resulted in millions in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including:

Mesothelioma Cases

Our attorney have successfully reached favorable outcomes in several mesothelioma case, including:

  • $7.720 million verdict
  • $7.071 million verdict
  • $5.057 million verdict
  • $5.014 million verdict
  • $5 million verdict
  • $3 million verdict
  • $2.2 million verdict

Asbestos Lung Cancer Claims

Additionally, we have recovered millions in cases regarding asbestos lung cancer. Some of the outcomes from these cases include:

  • $3.15 million verdict
  • $2.93 million verdict
  • $2.686 million verdict
  • $2.035 million verdict
  • $2.035 million verdict
  • $2.017 million verdict
  • $1.196 million verdict
  • $1.205 million verdict

To find out if you have a case that entitles you to compensation, do not hesitate to contact our skilled team of asbestos attorneys in Virginia . We will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to review your claim and determine if you have legal options for holding the at-fault party liable for exposing you or your loved one to asbestos.

Statute of Limitations for Asbestos Claims

You must act quickly after learning you or your loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. Virginia has a two-year statute of limitations for asbestos claims, according to V.A. Code § 8.01-243(A).  

The statute of limitations deadline begins on the date you received your diagnosis and discovered you suffer from an asbestos-related disease. To make sure you meet this crucial deadline and are able to pursue compensation for your claim, do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible.

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Contact Our Asbestos Attorneys in Virginia

Mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer are deadly diseases that are only caused by asbestos exposure. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, contact The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl as soon as possible.

Our personal injury attorneys in Virginia have the knowledge, experience and determination to bring asbestos claims against large corporations and their insurance companies. We are committed to helping you recover the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.

Do not hesitate to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with one of our accomplished and trusted attorneys. We work only on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront fees or costs for our services. There will not be any fees or costs unless we recover compensation for your claim.

Call 410-244-7005 to schedule a free consultation. 

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