Thousands of Western Pennsylvanians worked at Steel Mills, Power Plants and Chemical Plants like these. Men and women work hard everyday trusting they were not working in dangerous conditions. Companies were aware of the dangers of asbestos.
Toxic asbestos products were installed at worksites of steelworkers, boilermakers, electricians, pipe fitters, insulators and others throughout Western PA. For 25 years, I’ve personally investigated Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lung Cancer.
Though the face of Pittsburgh – Pennsylvania’s second-largest city – has changed over the years, the city still has a strong historic connection to the country’s steel industry. For decades, steel was at the center of Pittsburgh’s economy and many of her residents worked in the steel mills in and around the city. As a matter of fact, in many local families, generations of individuals were employed by this industry, which flourished until the late 1970s.
Today, while Pittsburgh’s economy no longer depends on steel, the industry has left a legacy. Some of that legacy is to be treasured. Unfortunately, the steel industry also had a dark side. Accidents happened and illnesses occurred among steel workers. Asbestos, in many cases, was a big part of the problem.
Other local Western Pennsylvania industries also made use of this toxic mineral on a regular basis, including refineries, power plants, chemical companies, breweries, shipyards, railroads, textile manufacturers, and many others. The result has been a plethora of cases of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases diagnosed among workers – especially older, retired workers – in the Pittsburgh area.
Another result of decades of asbestos use in steel and other industries has been the filing of large numbers of lawsuits by victims who are in search of compensation for injuries caused by asbestos exposure. When it’s time to consider such a suit, finding an experienced Pittsburgh mesothelioma lawyer is essential.
Hiring a lawyer who’s familiar with the region and its industries is of the utmost importance. Lee W. Davis brings more than a quarter-century of mesothelioma lawsuit experience to his practice. He is well-versed in the specifics of suits forged against local companies and manufacturers, but can also reach far beyond the borders of Pittsburgh to establish a case that will – in the end – benefit those who have been harmed by negligent asbestos exposure.
Lee has spent countless hours working with Western Pennsylvanians who worked for such employers as USX, Carnegie Steel, J&L Specialty Steel, ARMCO Inc., Sunoco, Gulf Oil, Westinghouse, and a variety of other corporations. As a long-time Pittsburgh mesothelioma lawyer, he has established essential contacts in various industries, can provide credible witnesses, is familiar with local oncologists, and will work hard to craft a viable lawsuit that can help mesothelioma victims and their families reestablish their lives after this devastating diagnosis.
It you’re a Western Pennsylvanian who’s been harmed by on-the-job asbestos exposure, get in touch.
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Contact the offices of Lee W. Davis Esquire, LLC at (855) 397-6640 for a free initial consultation