Asbestos Litigation Lawyers in North Carolina and Nationwide
Holding Manufacturers and Employers Accountable for Asbestos Disease
The North Carolina law firm of Wallace & Graham has fought for and won compensation for hundreds of victims of mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and other cancers from asbestos exposure. We have secured substantial settlements and jury verdicts across the United States in litigation against asbestos companies, product manufacturers and employers.
Due to the fatal nature of most asbestos-related diseases, they are a devastating diagnosis for the individual and heartbreaking for his or her family. Contact our Charlotte, North Carolina, attorneys to discuss your possible personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. We offer a free consultation at 1-888-698-9975.
"(Our competitors) are a bunch of fools for notifying employees who had asbestosis."
"Do you mean to tell me you would let them work until they dropped dead?"
"Yes. We save a lot of money that way."
— A 1943 conversation with the president of an asbestos company, as quoted in the testimony of attorney Charles H. Roemer, in his 1984 deposition in a civil lawsuit. (Johns-Manville Corp., et al v. the United States of America, U.S. Claims Court Civ. No. 465-83C)
Asbestos Health Risks: They Knew. And They Should Pay.
The dangers of asbestos exposure were well known for decades before the toxic substance was eventually banned for most uses. Paying off diseased workers became a business expense. Investing in protective gear or safer processes was out of the question. Keeping millions of working men and women in the dark was a high priority.
Asbestos was prevalent in seemingly everything for much of the 20th century. Not only were asbestos miners exposed, but millions of Americans in manufacturing, industrial plants, construction and aboard U.S. Navy ships had close contact with high concentrations of friable asbestos. Millions more were exposed from workplace machines and consumer products that contained asbestos.
Asbestos and Mesothelioma: Making the Connection
The link between asbestos and mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) is no longer disputed. Asbestosis and lung cancer are also caused by asbestos exposure. But the time lag from exposure to symptoms is 10, 20, even 50 years.
Our challenge is tracing the source of exposure to determine which corporations are liable for damages (most clients were exposed at multiple jobs) and to get clients qualified for benefits such as workers' compensation. Partners Bill Graham and Mona Lisa Wallace have nearly 40 combined years in asbestos litigation, supported by a dedicated team of experienced lawyers, paralegals and support staff.
We have worked on cases against some of the largest corporations in the U.S. We have tried cases in almost every one of the 50 states, and even represented citizens of other countries in international litigation over U.S.-manufactured products.
Our No. 1 concern is ensuring that clients get proper diagnosis and timely medical treatment.
Call 1-888-698-9975 or contact us online for your free case evaluation.