Hampton Roads Mesothelioma Lawyers
The shipyard building industry has been a boon to Virginia's Hampton Roads community for decades. Unfortunately, the U.S. Navy required extensive use of asbestos products in all of its ships until the late 1970s. Asbestos is a dangerous mineral that has been linked to a variety of deadly diseases including the cancer mesothelioma.
It has been estimated that at least 100,000 shipyard workers and their family members will ultimately die of asbestos-related diseases in Virginia. During the height of World War II, shipyard-worker asbestos death kept pace with deaths in the battlefield.
Mesothelioma takes a long time to develop in workers so shipyard workers will continue to develop mesothelioma and die for decades to come.
The national law firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain is experienced in asbestos litigation and can help shipyard workers receive compensation for their asbestos-related industries.
To set up a free consultation with a mesothelioma attorney at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, contact us online or call 888-353-0491.
Asbestos Abatement in Virginia
In addition to shipyards, asbestos was also commonly used in building and insulation materials throughout Virginia. Many buildings still contain asbestos ceiling and floor tiles, as well as insulation and furnaces. The removal of asbestos materials from buildings is called "abatement" and must be done by a licensed professional to avoid asbestos contamination in the building.
Asbestos abatement issues in Virginia are generally covered under the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) regulations and federal safety standards. Typically homeowners and businesses must notify state authorities when they engage in any asbestos abatement project that is greater than 100 square feet. Notification is also required when a residential or commercial project involves demolition work.
Experienced Virginia Asbestos Trial Lawyers
The legal team at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain is nationally recognized for our ability to successfully bring complex toxic injury cases. We have obtained many significant asbestos injury verdicts and settlements on behalf of mesothelioma sufferers and the owners of buildings that have become contaminated with asbestos.
Our firm handles asbestos cases throughout Virginia, including:
- Newport News
- Virginia Beach
Many law firms claim that they handle mesothelioma cases but lack the skills and resources to do so. The law firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain is a recognized leader in toxic tort litigation and has a reputation devoting exceptional resources and time to every one of its mesothelioma cases.
We are not a mesothelioma lawsuit mill and never pressure our clients to settle for anything less than full and fair compensation for their mesothelioma injuries. Set up a free consultation with one of our Virginia mesothelioma trial lawyers today by emailing us or calling 888-353-0491.