Mesothelioma Cases Are Unique
There are many unique and critical aspects of a mesothelioma case. From the initial investigation as to where you were exposed to asbestos to understanding the multifaceted medical issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma to the preparation of the case for trial, an experienced and diverse team is needed. For over 35 years, Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman has successfully represented families suffering from mesothelioma and has the team that can successfully handle these complex cases.
Our Team Has Decades of Experience
The lawyers and paralegals at our firm have worked together on literally thousands of asbestos cases. We will bring decades of experience to help you and your family. Our founder, Gary Galiher, brought one of the first mesothelioma cases in the country and was among the first lawyers to investigate and develop the case against the asbestos companies.
In the years since, each member of the firm has developed a unique understanding of the medical and legal issues surrounding mesothelioma. As a result, we have extensive resources and experience related to all issues involved in these cases, including asbestos products, job sites, industry knowledge, asbestos hazards, and mesothelioma diagnosis and treatment, to name just a few. Our team approach will lead to the most favorable outcome of your case.
Our Trial Team
The Galiher law firm has tried over 50 jury trials to verdict in asbestos litigation. Our two most recent verdicts were awards of $5.3 million and $9.8 million to our clients. While every case is unique and the outcome depends on the specific facts, our attorneys know how to investigate and develop mesothelioma cases to ensure that they obtain the maximum recovery for their clients. The fact that the defendants know that Galiher law firm is prepared to walk into the courtroom leads to the most favorable settlements for our clients.
Our trial team works with our medical experts that include pulmonologists, pathologists, surgeons and oncologists. They also work with industrial hygienists, marine experts, economists, life care planners, and other experts who play a critical role in the development of our clients’ cases. They travel throughout the country meeting with our clients and these expert witnesses. Their analysis of the legal and medical issues in each case is essential to building our winning strategies.
Our Team on Appeal
After obtaining verdicts for clients at trial, the defendants have many times appealed these cases. Our lawyers understand the legal issues and have successfully argued appeals before state and federal courts of appeal.
Our Unique Medical Team
Our Team has a unique understanding of the complex medical issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma. Over the past 35 years, we have worked with leading doctors around the country who specialize in mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases. We have read and compiled an extensive library of medical texts, articles, journals, and books concerning mesothelioma – from its causes to diagnostic techniques to treatment protocols and clinical trials. Attending conferences around the country keeps us abreast of the latest medical advances, and connected with the most prominent doctors and researchers in the field.
Cynthia Davis is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of experience at the Galiher law firm evaluating the medical/legal issues in mesothelioma cases. There is no medical paralegal in the country with Cynthia’s depth of knowledge and experience. She plays a key role in assessing the medical evidence in our cases and in working with the medical experts whose opinions and testimony are an integral part of your case.
Our Database of Job Sites and Asbestos Products
The clients we have represented over the years were exposed to asbestos at hundreds of difference job sites around the country. We know the types of asbestos products used at various job sites, and we understand how people were exposed to asbestos. Our unique database helps us work with you to identify the companies at fault in your case. We know a great deal about the asbestos content of thousands of products and how this asbestos was released. Our database includes photographs, trade magazines, product advertisements, product brochures, specifications, samples, and videotapes related to the use of asbestos products. As we prepare your case, we will also work with industrial hygienists who will explain how the asbestos dust became airborne and how you inhaled it.
James Shiroma has more than 20 years of paralegal experience in asbestos cases. He was educated as a geologist at Princeton University and has a Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado. He brings a unique perspective and understanding of asbestos and its properties. He is a brilliant researcher who locates and investigates unique private and public sources of documents that support our clients’ cases.
Our Archive of Navy Records
Hundreds of our clients were exposed to asbestos on Navy ships and submarines. In representing these veterans and shipyard workers, we have researched hundreds of vessels to identify the specific asbestos products used in the construction, overhaul, maintenance, and repair of each of our clients’ ships. We research and collect documents from the National Archives, the Washington Navy Yard Library, regional archives, and in the private collections of Navy veterans. As a result, we have our own unique library of historical ship-related documents showing the use of asbestos on Navy ships. We are proud to have this valuable resource at our disposal to effectively represent Navy veterans and shipyard workers in asbestos cases.
Our Collection of Company Documents
We also have hundreds of thousands of documents related to the conduct of the asbestos manufacturers, and their failure to warn workers and others about the hazards of asbestos. As asbestos litigation was beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s, our firm was one of the first to take the depositions of asbestos company witnesses. We traveled around the country to uncover what these companies knew about the dangers of asbestos. Gary Galiher and his attorneys felt that the conduct of the manufacturers in concealing the hazards of asbestos was criminal, and we resolved to continue pursuing these cases on behalf of people who were harmed. As a result of 35 years of hard work, our firm now has one of the largest collections of company documents.
We Thoroughly Prepare Each Case to Maximize Your Recovery
We can get the best results for you because we thoroughly prepare our cases and we have a proven track record. Our opponents know that our firm has taken over 50 cases to verdict and has obtained multi-million dollar recoveries. Because of this, we are able to obtain the maximum compensation.
We Handle Your Case Individually and Are Always Available to You
We handle all cases individually and give our clients our personal attention. If you think you have a claim, contact us. An attorney will meet with you as soon as possible to learn about your circumstances and answer your questions. Our team will begin working on your case immediately and aggressively to obtain the best result for you. We are always available to respond to your questions and concerns, and we listen with care.