Pennsylvania and West Virginia mesothelioma lawyer, Lee W. Davis has 30 years experience in the specifics of lawsuits that involve individuals who have been injured by companies and employment specific to the regions in which he practices. These companies include steel mills, mines, power plants, and oil refineries, which – for decades – negligently exposed their workers to dangerous asbestos.
Though each asbestos case is unique, Lee’s quarter-century of commitment to the legal needs of the residents of Pennsylvania and West Virginia has allowed him to truly become an expert in asbestos-caused cancer. He is adept at gathering all the pertinent information needed to forge ahead with a viable case; exposing negligent companies and individuals, locating and choosing reputable witnesses, and dedicating his time to insure that each case is handled as it should be.
While no one can truly predict the outcome of any particular lawsuit, Pennsylvania and West Virginia Mesothelioma Lawyer Lee Davis works diligently to secure for the plaintiff and his/her family the compensation they deserve for their asbestos-related suffering.
About Asbestos and Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos was long-considered a miracle mineral, used for centuries for fire-resistant purposes. But where that miracle ended, trouble began. Even as long ago as during the time of the Holy Roman Empire, records show that citizens were warned of the risks of asbestos exposure, yet its use continued well into the 20th century.
While asbestos use is now banned in more than 50 countries worldwide (though not in the U.S.), this toxic mineral has already done its damage. For decades, mostly during the 1940s to 1970s, thousands upon thousands of individuals were exposed daily to either raw asbestos or products containing the dangerous mineral. Many became sick.
Most of the time, asbestos exposure occurred on the job, and in many cases, it has been proven that employers knew of asbestos’ dangers but continued its use anyway, even when a safer alternative was available. This is largely because asbestos was inexpensive and readily available, allowing companies to save money while compromising the health of their employees.
Sometimes, asbestos exposure occurred elsewhere, such as during DIY home projects. In other instances, some victims – especially women – suffered secondhand exposure, breathing in fibers brought home on the clothing of a family member who toiled in steel mills, shipyards, refineries, power plants, or other industries that made regular use of the mineral.
Asbestos exposure doesn’t always cause disease, but many individuals who worked with or around asbestos-containing materials day-in and day-out have now been diagnosed with asbestosis or mesothelioma. As a matter of fact, there are about 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed in the U.S. each year, nearly all of them linked to asbestos exposure.
Individuals who are prime candidates for mesothelioma include men and women who have worked as pipefitters, insulators, mechanics, construction workers, contractors, electricians, shipbuilders, and firefighters, though workers in other industries may have been exposed to asbestos as well.
Mesothelioma is a difficult cancer to treat. Standard treatments have sometimes slowed the progress of the disease and researchers work diligently to produce new drugs and other therapies for combating mesothelioma, but the prognosis for most victims remains grim.
Sadly, many mesothelioma diagnoses could have been avoided had employers opted to listen to the warnings about asbestos and halted its use. This is why many individuals who were harmed by this negligence choose to file mesothelioma-related lawsuits in hopes of gaining compensation for themselves or their families.