The Devastating Impact Of Mesothelioma

A diagnosis of mesothelioma is almost always a death sentence. An aggressive form of cancer, mesothelioma typically attacks the lungs and the abdominal membranes (called the mesothelium). There is no cure for it. There are no effective long-term treatments. Once it takes hold, mesothelioma leads to a downward decline that ultimately impacts the entire body.

It's all the more tragic that this terminal disease is preventable. It primarily results from exposure to asbestos. In the vast majority of cases, the patient had a work history involving asbestos. The risk is especially high for several prominent industries in West Virginia, such as:

  • Coal mining
  • Railroad construction and maintenance
  • Automotive work
  • Heavy equipment maintenance

What To Do Next: Explore Your Rights

After a mesothelioma diagnosis, you and your loved ones may feel like life has spun out of control. You cannot undo the years or decades of asbestos exposure that gave the disease a foothold. What you can do, however, is provide for your loved ones and gain the peace of mind that comes with pursuing accountability and closure.

There are several legal steps you can take to accomplish those objectives. First, you may need to file for appropriate government benefits. You may also have civil personal injury claims against various parties responsible for your exposure — for example, manufacturers and employers. Over the long term, financial vehicles such as trusts and structured settlements can continue to provide for your family.

Get Compassionate, Experienced Legal Help

Swift action is essential in these situations. Time is of the essence, and the sooner you get started by exploring your legal options, the better.

You will find proactive, compassionate and experienced legal guidance at the Law Office of Stephen P. New. Based in Beckley, we help families navigate the legal aspects of these tragic cases. Our goal is to be your advocate and voice. Our lawyers and staff will work tirelessly to help you recover fair compensation.

Please call 304-250-3280 or reach out to us online to schedule your free initial consultation. We offer contingency fee representation, so you won't owe any attorney fees unless we are successful.

Office Location

Stephen P. New, Attorney at Law
114 Main Street
Beckley, WV 25801

Phone: 304-250-3280
Toll Free: 888-692-8084
Fax: 304-250-6012

Located Near the Courthouse