Holding Manufacturers of Asbestos Products Accountable for a Deadly Disease
From boiler rooms to living rooms, asbestos was a part of life for much of the 20th century. Workplace machinery, construction materials, automobile brakes and even household products contained the toxic mineral. Asbestos-containing products were gradually pulled from the marketplace once the dangers were widely known. But the asbestos companies and secondary manufacturers of asbestos products had ample evidence of the health hazard for decades before that.
Wallace & Graham, P.A. has 20 years of demonstrated results in holding those corporations accountable for putting profits above people. We have secured many millions of dollars in product liability lawsuits against (a) asbestos companies, (b) companies that had asbestos as an integral or component part of their products and (c) employers who subjected workers to asbestos products.*
Product Liability in Mesothelioma and Asbestosis Litigation
Treatment of mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases is expensive. Product liability claims are one way that the lawyers at Wallace & Graham, P.A. work to compensate victims for the costs of care, and to hold manufacturers accountable to survivors for a wrongful death.
Tracing the source of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) is the key challenge, a task made more difficult because mesothelioma develops 20, 30 or 40 years after exposure. In spite of these challenges, our attorneys have successfully sued major manufacturers and industrial employers throughout the United States for product liability.
We are familiar with the hundreds of asbestos products known to have caused illness and the occupations or second-hand exposures closely associated with asbestos disease. Working with clients and their families, we work backward to discover where they were employed and what they may have been exposed to.
Common Product Exposures
- Industrial jobs — Steel mills, paper mills, shipyards, power plants, refineries
- Construction and remodeling — Taping and mudding, electrical, plumbing, concrete, insulation
- Navy and merchant vessels — Engine rooms and piping
- Mechanics — brakes and firewalls
- Power plants and maintenance — boilers, turbines, pumps, valves and pipes
- Consumer products — Paint, wallboard, ceiling tiles, flooring
- Asbestos mining and processing
Product Liability Litigation Across the Nation
Our clients worked and lived in many places, and all asbestos exposures contribute to illness. In some states, we work with local counsel to pursue claims against multiple defendants. In other jurisdictions, we can help with a single lawsuit against the manufacturer responsible for the heaviest or most recent exposure. We are familiar with state, federal and maritime laws and work with local counsel to help clients throughout the United States.
We want our clients to focus on timely diagnosis and aggressive treatment. Wallace & Graham, P.A. takes on the full burden of litigation. Therefore, you will not pay attorney’s fees unless and until we have received compensation. Contact us online or call our North Carolina headquarters at 888-698-9975 for a free consultation.
*No specific results are implied. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer’s or a law firm’s past results.