Asbestos manufacturers knew about the dangers of their product as early as the 1940s, but they chose to do nothing to warn the general public, or even their own workers. Only after the federal government initiated an investigation in the late 1970s did these corporations admit that asbestos caused cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and think you may have a case, call Allen & Allen today for a free consultation at 866-388-1307.
History of Mesothelioma Cases
The personal injury law firm of Allen & Allen handled one of the first asbestos cases in the Virginia over three decades ago. Asbestos makers argued that the 2 year statute of limitations barred our client from bringing a claim since his last exposure to asbestos occurred in 1972. Our client was not diagnosed with mesothelioma until 1978, and brought his claim shortly thereafter. Asbestos manufacturers won this argument at the trial court level, but the firm fought all the way to the Virginia Supreme Court to rectify this injustice, ultimately winning an excellent result for our client and paving the way for other asbestos victims to pursue claims.
Mesothelioma can take years and even decades to appear after asbestos exposure, so these cases can pose unique challenges. By the time most claims are brought, many asbestos companies have changed their names, gone out of business entirely, or have been swallowed by larger corporations. Simply locating the party responsible for your injuries can be a lengthy and expensive process.
Your Mesothelioma Case
In order to recover from the responsible party once they are located, you must establish when and where you were exposed to asbestos. This requires us to locate witnesses to give testimony about events that occurred decades ago. You will also need medical experts to trace your exposure to asbestos to the onset of mesothelioma.
The lawyers of Allen & Allen have experience in mesothelioma litigation in Virginia and we can help you navigate these complex legal issues and maximize your recovery. We also understand that it is important to minimize the stress to you and your family after you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. We will handle your case with compassion and dedication.
Initial consultations are free of charge, and you do not owe us a fee unless we win your case.
For a free consultation and to talk about your mesothelioma case, call us at 866-388-1307.
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