Wallace Miller attorneys work to obtain justice for individuals and communities affected by environmental pollution, which can cause significant injuries to people’s health and livelihood. We believe companies should be held responsible when they improperly dispose of their chemical waste, thereby poisoning our air, soil, and water. In addition to poisoning our environment, these chemical spills and pollution result in serious injuries to the people living in their vicinity—such as cancer, disabilities, and birth defects, as well as property damage. And the victims of chemical pollution and spills are often powerless to protect themselves against the underlying negligent conduct.
Wallace Miller attorneys have experience holding companies responsible for their negligent—and sometimes intentional—conduct and resulting harms. Although laws are in place that are meant to protect our environment, we must fight to make polluters take responsibility for the damage they cause by breaking those laws and negatively impacting neighborhoods and families across the country.
Asbestos was once one of the most commonly used industrial materials. Its resistance to the elements made it an effective insulator, and manufacturers found uses for the mineral substance in hundreds of different industries. However, asbestos is highly toxic and has been linked to numerous forms of cancer including mesothelioma, adenocarcinoma, ovarian cancer, and lung cancer. Asbestos exposure is common in the following industries: construction, mining, auto mechanics, shipyard/dock workers, military personnel, chemical/metal/power plant workers, millwrights, insulators, boilermakers, electricians, firefighters, and oil refinery workers.
Despite what we know today about asbestos, it is still the #1 cause of work-related deaths in the world. Between 12,000 and 15,000 Americans die from asbestos related diseases each year, often decades after being exposed to asbestos. The latency period for asbestos cancer like mesothelioma is typically between 15 and 50 years, so a diagnosis can occur decades after exposure to asbestos ends. If you have worked in these or related industries and have received a diagnosis of mesothelioma or a similar cancer that has been linked to asbestos, you may have an asbestos cancer lawsuit claim. If you or a loved one have been harmed due to asbestos exposure, contact Wallace Miller today to learn more about filing an asbestos cancer lawsuit.