Despite decades knowing asbestos exposure dangers, companies withheld, downplayed, and ignored the issue. Not until a series of lawsuits in the early 1970s were companies forced to admit their awareness and responsibility. Those first mesothelioma lawsuits paved the way for modern asbestos litigation. It's a journey toward compensating those injured by asbestos that the Goldberg, Persky & White law firm has been a part of since the beginning.
Finding an asbestos law firm with the experience and knowledge to represent you can be challenging. Much like finding mesothelioma medical specialists, it's important that you find a law firm experienced specifically in asbestos litigation.
Over the last 30 years, GPW has built a reputation as a leading asbestos law firm, not only in the states in which we have offices (Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Michigan), but throughout the country. We have grown into the largest law firm in Pennsylvania representing injured workers, specifically those injured by asbestos.
We have been involved in asbestos lawsuits since the 1970s, when cases were first coming to trial. Because of GPW's involvement in asbestos litigation from the beginning, we have a clear understanding of what is required to succeed in asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits.
As pioneers in asbestos litigation, many of the documents and depositions used around the country by all asbestos lawyers were first obtained by us. Built over three decades of researching and trying cases, our large arsenal of corporate documents, depositions, and medical articles allows our asbestos attorneys to hit the ground running once we accept your case.
The asbestos attorneys at GPW have represented thousands of mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestos disease victims. In addition to outstanding trial experience, our asbestos attorneys are supported by a large and dedicated staff, many of whom have been with GPW for 15 or more years. Our asbestos bantrupcy department knows the ins and outs of asbestos trust filing, getting maximum claim payments and doing so quickly and efficiently.
When selecting a mesothelioma law firm, all these things are crucial to consider. GPW's combination of evidence, experience, and expertise culminate in the aggressive representation of our clients. Contact us today for a free case review.
Find answers to common questions our asbestos attorneys are asked, read about our experienced mesothelioma lawyers, or feel free to contact our mesothelioma attorneys directly with questions. One of our lawyers will be happy to answer any questions you might have about persuing litigation with no obligation to file suit.
Using a strong, angled light, clouds of dust are revealed around a demonstrator dumping asbestos cement into a container.
On the left, a demonstrator dumps asbestos cement into a bag.In the regular lighting in the scene on the left, only a small amount of airborne dust is shown. However, the same scene illuminated differently reveals the amount of particulate matter in the air surrounding the demonstrator.
Even in conditions that seemed only slightly dusty, the amount of asbestos fibers in the air could be considerable. Lightweight and readily airborne, asbestos exposure was inevitable for many workers.
The scattering of light by dust was discovered by Irish physicist John Tyndall in 1869. The "Tyndall Effect" is described as "the phenomenon in which light is scattered by particles of matter in its path."1 It is this effect that enables a beam of light to become visible to the naked eye as a result of the light bouncing off of dust particles.
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