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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
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
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
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,
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,
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,
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.