Asbestos & Silica Defense
Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC has been providing successful asbestos claim defense and silica claim defense representation to regional and nationally-based manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of asbestos and silica products for more than 18 years. Our attorneys handle cases throughout the state of West Virginia and in the adjoining areas of Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and eastern Ohio, and are available to serve as national, lead, and local counsel.
Our firm's silica and asbestos claim defense practice includes all issues surrounding asbestos, asbestosis, mesothelioma, crystalline silica exposure, and silicosis claims, including personal injury defense, products liability defense, and complex class action and mass tort cases in state, federal, and appellate courts. Further enhancing our lawyers' background in this area, our firm also has a nurse paralegal on staff and several on-site medical consultants who assist our attorneys in analyzing the complex medical issues associated with these claims as well as the records and qualifications of plaintiffs' supporting physicians.
Because our lawyers have been involved with silica and asbestos claim defense since the first asbestos case was filed in West Virginia around two decades ago, clients can feel confident knowing that our lawyers have the skills required to quickly and accurately assess claims and determine the approximate exposure facing them. Once this thorough, initial evaluation has been completed, we then work closely with our clients and their insurers to develop an effective silica or asbestos claim defense strategy - one designed to produce a satisfactory result through either trial or settlement according to the facts of each case and the clients' wishes.