Asbestos Claims in Tidewater, Virginia

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Tidewater, Virginia is an area with a particularly high rate of asbestos exposure and, therefore, mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer cases. The reason for this is that the residents and workers in the Tidewater area have long been surrounded by industries that have historically used dangerous asbestos products as part of their trade.

The community of Tidewater is the largest shipbuilding community in the world. Asbestos, for its durable and fire-retardant properties, was a major component in the shipbuilding trade, often used in engine rooms, until the dangers of asbestos were exposed to the public. Ship workers and sailors from all around the world have come to this area and been at risk for asbestos exposure at numerous sites:

  • Norfolk, Virginia has the largest naval base in the world
  • The largest naval shipyard in the U.S. is located in Portsmouth, VA
  • The largest private shipyard in the world is in Newport News

It has been said that the national incidence rate of mesothelioma is, on average, 1 in 1,000,000. Yet, in the Tidewater, Virginia community alone, PWHD has had over 1,000 cases of this disease since the firm started working with asbestos victims.

If you or a loved one has contracted an asbestos-related illness and worked or lived in the Newport News-Norfolk-Portsmouth area, you may have been a victim of Tidewater, Virginia asbestos exposure. Our office is well-equipped and prepared to investigate these claims. We are familiar with the sites of asbestos exposure in Tidewater, and we have a track record of successfully trying these cases in court. Contact us for a case evaluation and see if an asbestos lawsuit could help you recover compensation for your losses.

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