Man with Mesothelioma Settled Lawsuit in Scott Depot, West Virginia, Against Manufacturer of Asbestos Products
A former power plant worker who was diagnosed with mesothelioma settled a
lawsuit in Scott Depot.
According to the Charleston Daily Mail newspaper, Phil Lakes, 47, was a millwright, a job involving the installation, repair and maintenance of machinery and heavy equipment. Such equipment is often insulated with asbestos.
Lake has become an advocate for those living with illnesses related to asbestos. He recently traveled to Washington to push for medical research money.
He is also advocating for legislation to eliminate asbestos in America.
Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. Weitz & Luxenberg represents numerous individuals who have serious injuries related to asbestos. These injuries include mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis (a noncancerous, chronic lung ailment), and other cancers.
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