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When Should You Contact a Virginia Asbestos Attorney?

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Each year, there are 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed in this country. Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers and conditions are caused by decades of on-the-job asbestos exposure. For years, asbestos was used in all kinds of building materials, as well as equipment commonly used by railroad workers.

Our Virginia personal injury law firm has successfully represented many victims and their families against companies who knew of the potential death sentences asbestos placed on employees, yet hid these dangers in order to continue to reap in profits. Many of our clients worked in the railroad and construction industries.

Our Va. mesothelioma attorneys have also written extensively about these cancers in an effort to help get the information out there to potential victims about the deadly time-bomb that could be ticking inside them. But more and more, we are learning about the other potential sources of asbestos exposure and the other types of cancers this exposure could cause.

Over the past few years, there has been much attention on the use of talcum powder – and shocking evidence that it may have been adulterated with asbestos.

Just like the construction and railroad industries, who knew how deadly the asbestos they were using was to their employees, manufacturers of talcum powder have also been aware for decades of the link between their products and ovarian cancer. But again, it appears profits were put over human life. That decision has cost powder manufacturers hundreds of millions of dollars, but the real tragedy is the cost to so many families who have lost their mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and sisters.

Asbestos-Related Diseases

If you have been diagnosed with any of the following conditions that may be asbestos-related, you should contact a Virginia asbestos attorney to discuss what legal recourse you may have:

  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Ovarian Cancer

It is critical that you do not delay in contacting an attorney because there is a statute of limitations in filing asbestos-related cancer claims. The countdown usually begins the day you are diagnosed, so the earlier you act, the better your opportunity for justice against those responsible for your condition. Our personal injury firm has written a free, downloadable in-depth legal guide exploring the connection between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma that you may find helpful.

If you would like to meet with one of our Virginia asbestos attorneys, contact our office to set up a free consultation.

Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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