October 2007 - News Archive (2 Posts)


Judge: Wife of Engineer Exposed to Asbestos Can Bring Claim for Injuries

Monday, October 15, 2007

A member of the household of an employee exposed to asbestos can sue for injuries from an employer’s alleged failure to warn of the danger of exposure. A Charlottesville circuit judge has...

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly Profiles Hatten as “Leader in the Law"

Monday, October 1, 2007

In 2007, the Supreme Court of Virginia upheld a $3.4 million award to the family of a Newport News shipyard  worker who died from malignant mesothelioma, a disease caused by exposure to asbestos....

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THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT REQUIRE ALL ATTORNEYS TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT AND DISCLAIMER TO THEIR CASE RESULTS. SETTLEMENT AND VERDICT IN ALL CASES DEPEND ON VARIOUS FACTORS AND CIRCUMSTANCES, WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. THEREFORE, PAST RESULTS IN CASES ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION OF SIMILAR RESULTS IN FUTURE CASES WHICH PATTEN, WORNOM, HATTEN & DIAMONSTEIN AND ITS LAWYERS MAY UNDERTAKE.

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