Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyers
Our law firm has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience as we have represented mesothelioma clients over the past 35 years. These valuable and unique resources enable Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman to provide our clients with the highest quality of legal representation leading to the most favorable results for our clients and their families.
Our Medical Library
We understand the complex medical issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma. For over 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 connects us with the most prominent doctors and researchers in the field.
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.
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 Corporate 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 founder, Gary Galiher, was one of the first lawyers to take the depositions of asbestos company witnesses. He and his attorneys traveled around the country to uncover what these companies knew about the dangers of asbestos. We 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 the Galiher law firm’s years of hard work, Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman now has one of the largest collections of corporate records.