This month is lung cancer awareness month. Asbestos is one of the causes for lung cancer, next to smoking, radon gas exposure, air pollution, and genetics. A large number of people have developed lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos. It was once commonly used in construction and consumer products.

Many Americans have been exposed to asbestos at some point in their lives. Since exposure is normally limited, the majority of people will not become ill as a result. The chances of developing lung cancer or other asbestos-related diseases are much higher in people who were exposed in the workplace or during military service. It’s also common for there to be no symptoms or warning signs until decades after exposure.

Lung cancer is the most common illness related to asbestos and is also the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos at some point in their life and experience the following symptoms, they may have developed lung cancer as a result.

Symptoms to look for:

· Coughing

· Chronic cough (smoker’s cough)

· Shortness of breath

· Chest pain

· Wheezing

· Hoarseness

· Unexplained weight loss

· Bone pain

· Headache

Although exposure to asbestos is significantly lower today, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continue to work to protect workers from asbestos related illnesses. Workers are now protected through regulating workplace practices, protective tools, medical exams, and air monitoring.

If you or someone you know was exposed to asbestos for any period of time, send details of your situation to one of our attorneys to see if you have a legal claim. You can email us anytime at

Attorney Timothy Manchin established the Manchin Injury Law Group in 2011 after his law partner of more than 25 years became a West Virginia circuit court judge. His focus is on helping individual clients and entire families victimized by negligent acts.

  • Taylor Downs was easy to talk to (I do not speak the legal language well!) and was very upfront and honest about the entire process of my case. He kept me updated as the case progressed, and answered my relentless questions. The end result was a favorable settlement that I’m not sure could have been any better with anyone else. In short, go see Taylor if you have a case. Don’t be intimidated to go seek his help, he won’t blow your brains out with “legal speak”.


  • Being referred to Taylor was the best thing I could have asked for. Taylor and staff are very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend them to anyone.


  • If I ever have to go through it again I would definetly call Taylor right away. The group was so helpful through my situation and handled everything that needed to be done. They made a stressful situation a stress free situation. With Taylor you dont have to worry about one thing. Definietly would recomend to anyone.

    - TAYLOR G.

  • Efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly.


  • Taylor and Tim helped make a difficult moment in life, a little more bearable. Easy to communicate with and informative. I will absolutely recommend them to everyone.


  • Manchin Injury Law Group, Took care of me when I got into a car accident while I was pregnant. Very scary moment for a first time mom but thankfully Manchin Injury Law Group had my back and treated me great. They made me feel as if I was part of their family. My son is now 7 Months Old and very happy and healthy. I’m very thankful for them for helping me through everything and getting me what we deserved. I 100% would recommend them to anyone. If I ever have an accident again they will be my number 1 phone call!


  • The support given helped me to feel like I was included in my personal injury case every step of the way. I was informed about the entire process throughout. It was amazing how quick the turn around time was and I would definitely recommend Attorney Timothy J. Manchin to anyone!


  • Taylor and Kelly worked hard on my case so I didn’t have to. Thanks guys!


  • Excellent experience dealing with Manchin Injury Law. They were very responsive, professional and easy to talk to. I did my homework before I hired a lawyer after my accident and I am so glad I found Manchin Injury Law Group. If you are injured, give them a call!


  • Taylor and Tim helped make a difficult moment in life, a little more bearable. Easy to communicate with and informative. I will absolutely recommend them to everyone.


  • Kelly and Taylor did all the hard work so that I didn’t have to. They both cared about my circumstance and got me a nice settlement. Taylor knows what he is doing and I felt comfortable with my case in his hands.


  • Great lawyers. They helped me with a West Virginia case.


  • Such a great experience with Taylor and this firm. Thankful for their diligence and their work on our case. Thank you to all!


  • Had a easy and smooth experience with a great attorney so when you go there make sure you ask for Taylor.


  • My experience at the Manchin Injury Law Group was extremely positive, and I would recommend them to anyone who needs a compassionate and experienced lawyer on their side.


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