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What Is Mesothelioma and What Causes It?

Mesothelioma is a vicious form of cancer that has no cure. Unlike some other cancers that are isolated to one part of the body, mesothelioma attacks the tissue layer that covers numerous internal organs. Though typically associated

How Can a Local Attorney Help Me with an Asbestos Claim?

The devastating nature of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases has prompted numerous legal actions by victims and their families. For decades, asbestos manufacturers and sellers concealed the dangerous nature of their products, ultimately resulting in thousands of

Thousands of West Virginia Workers Injured by Exposure To Asbestos

Thousands of workers in West Virginia have been injured by exposure to asbestos fibers.  Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which was widely used for its heat retention capabilities.  From the 1950’s through the 1980’s asbestos was used in

Are Workers with Mesothelioma Limited to Workers’ Compensation?

Normally, when a worker acquires an occupational disease, such as asthma, silicosis or even lung cancer, workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy. Workers’ compensation pays for all reasonable and necessary medical expenses plus benefits for loss of income, but

West Virginia’s Startling Auto Accident Rates

We all remember how tenderly John Denver sang about West Virginia’s “Country Roads.” But if he were traveling them today, he might do so with some trepidation. According to statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, West Virginia

A Short History of Asbestos Usage

Asbestos refers to a group of naturally occurring silicate minerals, which have been mined and used as building material for more than 4,000 years. The ancients recognized several desirable properties, especially resistance to fire, but also recorded serious and

State Senate Announcement of Brian Prim

After much thought and consideration, I have decided to run for State Senate for the 4th District of West Virginia, which covers Mason and Jackson Counties along with portions of Putnam and Roane. As people close to me know,

Types of Mesothelioma Cancer and Their Warning Signs

Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer that results from asbestos exposure. The disease begins in the layer of specialized cells, known as the mesothelium, that lines certain parts of the body, such as the chest and abdomen. In these areas,

West Virginia Restores Open and Obvious Doctrine to Premises Liability Law

At times, there is a tension in personal injury law between the negligence of one individual and the personal responsibility of the other. We can look at the first person’s actions and cite carelessness that caused an accident. But,

Occupations That Put Workers at Risk of Asbestos Exposure

In the past, asbestos was mined extensively and widely used across many industries, including manufacturing, auto repair, construction, shipbuilding, and transportation. An estimated 27 million American workers were exposed to airborne asbestos fibers between 1940 and 1979.