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Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Lung Cancer

We Can Help

You may not need to file a lawsuit to receive compensation.

Over the past 45 years, PWHD has become nationally renowned for its success in representing thousands of asbestos victims in product liability litigation. We pride ourselves on providing top-level legal services with a focus on working with our clients to identify and obtain their goals.

At PWHD there are no fees to investigate your case and there are no fees until or unless we obtain compensation for you.

A National Leader in
Asbestos Litigation

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Proven Results in Court

For six consecutive years, the multi-million dollar verdicts PWHD obtained for mesothelioma clients were listed in the top 10 verdicts of the entire state of Virginia.

Disclaimer: While our lawyers give every client the attention and dedication they deserve, the outcome is always specific to his or her case. Each case is different, and the outcome of any case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case.

Who May Have Been Exposed To Asbestos?

Anyone who comes into contact with asbestos dust and fibers may be at risk. However, certain occupations have shown a higher incidence of asbestos-related disease due to their consistent and regular work with asbestos products.

Some of these occupations include (but are not limited to):

  • Shipyard Workers
  • Navy Sailors
  • Pipefitters
  • Insulators
  • Boiler Tenders
  • Steamfitters
  • Machinists
  • Maintenance Workers
  • Construction Workers
  • Automobile Mechanics
  • Factory Workers
  • Wives or Family Members of Asbestos Workers
… and other individuals that may have been exposed to asbestos dust and fibers while performing routine maintenance on motor vehicles, working on construction sites and large industrial plants.

Who Can File a Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer or Asbestosis Lawsuit?

If an individual, who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis, is unable to initiate a claim themselves, a family member can contact our law firm to start learning more about the legal options that may be available.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact our firm to start learning more about your legal options, which may include a bankruptcy trust fund claim,  product liability lawsuit or workers’ compensation claim.

Our Award-Winning Lawyers

Robert R. Hatten

Robert R. Hatten

Donald N. Patten

Donald N. Patten

Hugh B. McCormick

Hugh B. McCormick

William W. C. Harty

William W. C. Harty

Jennifer W. Stevens

Jennifer W. Stevens

Erin E. Jewell

Erin E. Jewell

Jeannette M. Dodson-O’Connell

Jeannette M. Dodson-O’Connell

Samantha P. Graham

Samantha P. Graham

Daniel R. Long

Daniel R. Long

As one of the largest local law firms in the Hampton Roads region, with award-winning attorneys and a knowledgeable support staff, our law firm provides an extensive range of services to prosecute or defend your legal rights.

Local Attorneys.
National Experience

For over 45 years, Bobby Hatten has been a pioneer and national leader in asbestos litigation, prosecuting cases across Virginia and the nation for shipyard workers, Navy veterans, industrial workers, and their families. His work has established landmark decisions relating to maritime jurisdiction, statutes of limitations, conflicts of law, monetary damages and product liability.

For 25 years, he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America. In 2010 he was chosen to be a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. VTLA, AAJ, and Lawyers Weekly have each conferred special advocacy awards for his many contributions to the law. Our jury verdicts were included in the top 10 verdicts in Virginia for six consecutive years (2006-2013) and 2016.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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