Sadly, working men and women were exposed to deadly asbestos-containing products in industrial and construction sites throughout the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Service men and shipyard workers working on and aboard ships and vehicle mechanics were also exposed.
We have witnessed the devastating effect a mesothelioma diagnosis can have on a patient and their loved ones.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, a naturally-occurring toxic mineral that has been used for decades in a number of industries such as shipping, mining, construction, and automobile manufacturing.
Asbestos, a known carcinogen, enters the body through inhalation of its fine particles, but can also be transferred to family members through contact before showering or changing clothes. Asbestos exposure is a primary cause of mesothelioma, asbestosis and pleural disorders.
Reports indicate that, as early as the 1920s, medical evidence linked asbestos exposure to mesothelioma and other similar illnesses. However, many manufacturers and employers disregarded this information and continued to manufacture and use asbestos.
Companies were able to hide the harmful side effects of asbestos because mesothelioma patients typically experience a latency period of 25 to 50 years after their initial exposure to asbestos. It was not until the government placed restrictions and bans on the use of asbestos that workers became protected from this toxic substance. For those that developed a serious illness from exposure to asbestos, legal recourse may be available.
We are selective on what cases we take and we place them in courts all over the country. Cases are being filed in IL, NYC, Baltimore, Oakland, Philadelphia and DC. The law and the ability to move cases in those jurisdictions are often much better locations than Florida or Georgia.
We have experience representing victims of Asbestos-related cancers in jurisdictions all over the country.
We understand that filing a lawsuit may not be a top priority for mesothelioma patients, and strive to simplify the legal process for those who elect to file claims.
Our attorneys will handle each step of the legal process, which may involve accessing medical and work documents, and allow our clients to decide on their level of involvement in the case.
We understand that many of our mesothelioma clients have more important matters, such as medical treatments, on which to focus, and we respect their decision to separate themselves from the filing process. Our goal is to provide support to mesothelioma victims and their families from the initial consultation to the resolution of their case, while working to ensure negligent asbestos manufacturers and companies are held accountable for their actions.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s important to contact a mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible. There is a time limit for filing all mesothelioma claims and failure to take action within this window may bar you from seeking compensation for your illness.
Our initial consultation is always free.
We are willing to travel to meet our potential clients, so do not hesitate to contact us today.
Please contact us for a free consultation about your rights and compensation claims.
SPIVA LAW GROUP
Howard E. Spiva
Law Practice Limited to Catastrophic Injuries:
- Asbestos and Mesothelioma
- Brain & Spinal Injuries
- Car Wrecks
- Children’s Injuries
- Industrial site Injuries
- Trucking Cases
- Workers Compensation
- Wrongful Death
48 W. Montgomery Crossroads, Suite 202,
Savannah, Georgia 31406
(800) 920-2076 (Georgia Only) or
(800) 644-2001 (National)
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