When you're facing a devastating condition like mesothelioma, you need a knowledgeable and effective law firm on your side. James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., has many years of experience gathering evidence and presenting successful claims for compensation for victims and family members when asbestos exposure on the job or elsewhere has led to development of this deadly disease. From our office in Charleston, West Virginia, our lawyers represent clients across the country.
We welcome inquiries by surviving family members, even in cases where the victim was exposed to asbestos some time ago. Call 304-347-5050 or email our attorneys for a free initial consultation if your loved one died with a diagnosis of mesothelioma (asbestos lung cancer).
As your husband's or father's physician may have told your family, mesothelioma is a cancer that occurs in the lining of the lungs, abdominal cavity or heart. Its primary and usual cause is direct exposure to asbestos.
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- Pleural mesothelioma: Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of the cancer. It occurs when asbestos fibers attach themselves to the tissue lining the outside of the lungs and the inside of the rib cage.
- Peritoneal mesothelioma: Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second most common form of mesothelioma. It affects the membranes of the abdominal cavity, exerting pressure on organs as tumors develop in the peritoneum.
- Pericardial mesothelioma: This is a rare form of mesothelioma in which the asbestos fibers become lodged in the tissue surrounding the heart, resulting in the hardening of the pericardium, a membrane that surrounds the heart.
- Testicular mesothelioma: Testicular mesothelioma is an extremely rare form of mesothelioma that affects males. This cancer forms in the tunica vaginalis, which is the lining of the testes.
Many of our clients acquired mesothelioma as a result of exposure 40 to 50 years ago. This is where our database of information about different workplaces in West Virginia and other states often puts new clients at an advantage. Often, our attorneys can prove that employers knew of the dangers of asbestos and chose to withhold that information from employees.
James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., has successfully resolved many cases for people harmed by asbestos exposure caused by someone else's negligence. Our lawyers know how to get results in cases involving asbestosis, malignant mesothelioma and other asbestos-related injuries and illnesses.
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Do not assume that it is too late to bring a claim for compensation for your loved one's injury in the form of asbestos-related lung disease developed through railroad jobs, in factories or in the construction business. To schedule a free consultation, please call 304-347-5050, or contact us online. We will explain them to you straight up after you have told us about your loved one's mesothelioma diagnosis and work history.