Asbestos Disease Can Be Deadly

Asbestos is a deadly chemical fiber that causes debilitating diseases and conditions that shorten a victim's life span, impact their quality of life and cause families enormous emotional suffering. Asbestos was widely used throughout the 19th and 20th centuries in the U.S. and generations of individuals were exposed — even after the dangers were known.

At Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, we have been representing asbestos victims for over 40 years. Our firm has litigated some of the most important asbestos cases in history. We are known as aggressive and dedicated advocates who do everything in our power to help asbestos victims and their families obtain justice and compensation.

Asbestos Is Dangerous To Human Health — And Manufacturers Knew Of The Dangers

Asbestos exposure can take a toll on the human body in several significant ways. In addition to causing deadly cancers such as mesothelioma, asbestos can cause other diseases such as asbestosis and pleural disease.

  • Asbestosis is scarring of the lung tissue that can lead to permanent respiratory problems.
  • Pleural disease develops when asbestos particles become lodged in the lining of the lungs, causing scarring along the chest wall and difficulty breathing. In advanced cases, pleural disease can develop into even more serious medical conditions.

The dangers of asbestos have been known to the medical, scientific and industrial communities for most of the 20th century. Until federal laws were passed, however, manufacturers and employers continued to profit from and expose workers and the public to asbestos. The result has been hundreds of thousands of cancer and asbestos disease diagnoses that could have been prevented.

We Will Help You Make The Asbestos Industry Pay

You may have been betrayed by those who should have safeguarded your health, but you can trust Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman. We will do everything in our power to hold the responsible parties liable for the harms they've caused and get your family compensation for your suffering.

Because mesothelioma takes time to manifest and may be caused by years of asbestos exposure, pinpointing the responsible parties can be difficult. Determining the employer or business that used asbestos products and the manufacturers that produced those products requires in-depth research.

Our firm has more than four decades of experience building asbestos cases. We have a wide network of investigators, scientists and medical professionals we work with to identify exposure and the harm it caused. Let us help you get the benefits and justice you deserve.

Contact Us For Help

From our three South Carolina offices — Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Barnwell — as well as one in Edwardsville, Illinois, we represent individuals and families throughout the U.S. in their fight for rightful compensation.

Call us today at 866-594-8765 or contact us online. Consultations are free and we will not charge you anything unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.