Helping Asbestos Exposure Victims in Harrisburg, Lancaster, Carlisle, Hanover, & York
Approximately 11 million people were exposed to asbestos between 1940 and 1978, according to the National Institutes of Health. Sadly, Pennsylvania's industrial history means many of those 11 million people were right here in our communities and neighborhoods. Asbestos exposure isn't limited to workers either—spouses and children may have been exposed as a result of fibers attaching to work clothes or outerwear. If you've been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lost a loved one, Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP wants to help. We have been fighting for injury victims since 1922. We're ready to fight for you.
Do not hesitate to contact our Pennsylvania mesothelioma lawyers at (888) 498-3023.
Harrisburg's Legacy of Asbestos Exposure
As one of the centers of Pennsylvania's industrial growth, Harrisburg sadly has a history of exposing countless thousands to asbestos. Workers and their families breathed in asbestos fibers in factories and plants throughout the city, leaving entire generations vulnerable to mesothelioma. In addition, asbestos exposure increases the likelihood of getting lung cancer—a diagnosis that impacts more than 200,000 people a year. Another 1,600 to 2,100 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma from asbestos exposure every year.
Just a few of the sites known for asbestos exposure in Harrisburg include:
- Harrisburg Automotive
- Dauphin County Steel
- General Electric
- Harrisburg Steel
- Harrisburg Light and Power
- Paxtang Electric Company
- Atlantic Refinery Plant
- Harrisburg Steel Mill
Companies are required by law to notify their employees of the dangers of the workplace. Because millions of workers were never notified about the danger of asbestos exposure until it was too late, employers are legally at fault for the aggressive, fatal cancer that developed as a result. Our firm has been holding companies accountable for decades. fighting for justice on behalf of victims and families.
The Silent Killer Waits for Decades
It can take anywhere from 20 to 40 years before a person exhibits the symptoms of mesothelioma. Asbestos fibers embed themselves deep into the tissues of the lungs or torso, slowly causing abnormal tissue growth for decades until a routine check-up reveals tumors. About 90 percent of mesothelioma patients die within 5 years of their diagnosis because once it's discovered, it's often too late.
There is no known cure for mesothelioma. So, due to the severe medical costs and need for justice caused by mesothelioma, about $20 billion in trusts has been ordered to be set aside for victims and their families, paid for by at-fault companies. Every person who was wrongfully exposed to asbestos by an employer or a loved one's employer is entitled to a portion of the trust.
ATTENTION: Pennsylvania has a strict statute of limitations. You have precisely 2 years from the date of diagnosis or the date of death to pursue compensation for asbestos exposure.
What Our Personal Injury Law Firm Can Do for You
- Investigate, obtain evidence, and review all medical materials
- Determine which party is responsible for your exposure and damages
- Fight for you to receive a settlement or jury award
- File a claim with an asbestos trust and file a lawsuit if necessary
- Negotiate with companies on your behalf
- Litigate your claim if it does not settle out of court.
Get Trusted Guidance for Your Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Case
If you have been exposed to asbestos—whether at work or in your household—let us help you. Our Pennsylvania asbestos exposure lawyers are part of a team of legal professionals that handle all aspects of mesothelioma cases. We know how difficult this time can be, especially if you have already lost a loved one to mesothelioma. If asbestos exposure caused you and your family pain and suffering, contact Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP today. We want to make sure your family has everything they need to heal.