People who are exposed to asbestos, either through direct or second-hand exposure, are at risk for inhaling harmful mesothelioma-causing fibers, which is the leading cause of lung disease in the United States. Asbestosis and mesothelioma are developed by breathing in loose asbestos particles from the air, which results in scar tissue formation inside the lungs. Often, the symptoms of the disease may not develop for more than twenty years after the initial asbestos exposure. Due to the symptoms occurring years or even decades after exposure, it is important for victims to turn to an experienced asbestos personal injury attorney expert here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide them through the complicated litigation process inherent in these cases.
A wrongful death lawsuit filed nearly five years ago by a woman on her late husband’s behalf came to a close Thursday in St. Lawrence County, New York Supreme Court with a confidential settlement. The lawsuit was filed by Patricia A. Langevin, following the September 21, 2013 death of her 80 year-old husband, Frank P. Langevin. The suit was brought against foreign and domestic companies, including R.T. Vanderbilt Co. Inc., which has a mineral division manufacturing facility, and Newton Falls LLC.
Mr. Langevin had worked at Jones & Laughlin Steel Co. in Star Lake, New York. According to the complaint filed with the St. Lawrence County Court Clerk’s office, the asbestos victim died from mesothelioma as a result of his exposure to products that contained asbestos and asbestiform fiber which were distributed through the named parties.
If you or a loved one have been subjected to asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for the physical and emotional injuries you have endured. Our Boston law firm has an exceptional reputation for recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our Massachusetts clients. Call our Boston asbestos lawyer experts or wrongful death attorneys at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help. Your needs are our top priority!