Nevada Mesothelioma Lawyer
Each year, asbestos injures and kills thousands of people in the United States. Mesotheliomaa cancer usually affecting the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heartis perhaps the most closely associated with asbestos, because the only known cause is asbestos exposure. However, many other cancers including lung, stomach, colon, larynx, and throat can also be caused by asbestos.
While many know asbestos causes cancer today, for the last century, companies profiting from the use and sale of asbestos hid the truth from the workers who handled their products. Nevada laborers who worked in Building Trades unions such as plumbers, pipefitters, electricians, carpenters, and sheet metal workers were left at risk from what was once called the "miracle mineral."
Three decades ago, the first asbestos cases were brought to the courts. At first, companies denied knowing anything about risks posed by asbestos. However, pioneering law firms like Goldberg, Persky & White, P.C. began to accumulate testimonies and actual documentation that proved these companies knew and ignored the danger to their employees.
While Nevada is often known as a state with lively metropolitan areas and beautiful lakes and mountains, the mining and industrial economies have long played an important role in the "Silver State." Kennecott Copper in Ely, TIMET workers from Henderson, and many other Nevada residents injured by asbestos have benefitted from the partnership between local Nevada attorneys Dempsey, Roberts & Smith, LTD and nationally-known asbestos attorneys Goldberg, Persky, & White, P.C.
If you have been injured by asbestos, contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation.