Carbon Nanotubes: The New Asbestos?

     James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. has represented thousands of people with asbestos related diseases. The history of asbestos exposure and illness in this country is a tragedy that should not be repeated with other substances, especially materials which have physical or chemical properties similar to asbestos. One new material which industry needs …

South Carolina Trial Against Johnson & Johnson for Baby Powder Related Mesothelioma Ends in Mistrial

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C.  has represented victims of asbestos exposure and their estates for over 30 years. Asbestos causes a number of serious and often fatal diseases, including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. In recent trials, plaintiffs have argued that they or a loved one developed mesothelioma after using products that contain talcum …

Asbestos in Cosmetics

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. represents people who have been injured by exposure to asbestos. This mineral was deliberately used to make many products such as insulation, gaskets and packing material, but it has also appeared as a contaminant in products such as baby powder and cosmetics. Recently, asbestos was reported in children’s cosmetics …

Women and Mesothelioma

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. has represented many victims of mesothelioma, a fatal cancer almost always caused by asbestos exposure. The most common type of mesothelioma is pleural mesothelioma which develops on the lining of the lungs (about 75% of all cases), followed by peritoneal mesothelioma (about 20% of all cases), which develops in …

Asbestos & the Movies

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. has represented victims of asbestos exposure for almost 30 years.   At one time, asbestos was considered a magic mineral because it was cheap, a good insulator, and resistant to fire and chemicals. Because of these useful properties, it was used in an amazing array of products and industries, …

Asbestos in the Home

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. has extensive experience representing people who have been injured by exposure to asbestos. Many of our clients have been exposed to asbestos at work, but people can be exposed to asbestos outside the workplace as well, even at home.   Asbestos was widely used in house construction between the …

Asbestos Disease in West Virginia

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. has successfully represented thousands of  clients  who were killed or injured by asbestos. Many of these people worked at job sites in West Virginia and its neighboring states, including railroads, chemical plants, steel mills, aluminum plants, glass works and power plants. Widespread exposure to asbestos at such facilities has …