Though Alabama is not among the states that have been hit hardest by the impact of asbestos, there have still been hundreds of people who have lost their lives to malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other asbestos-related diseases.
The state has been home to many workplaces and industries that made use of the carcinogenic material, including government buildings, Army bases, steel plants, and factories. Alabama was home to an exfoliation facility that received tons of asbestos-contaminated vermiculite from the notorious W.R. Grace mines in Libby, Montana, as well as an in industrial insulation manufacturer and a cement manufacturer that was the target of over 140,000 asbestos lawsuits.
Alabama ranks 24th in the nation for asbestos-related deaths, with 524 deaths attributed to mesothelioma in the years between 1999 and 2013 and another 247 from asbestosis. There is a good chance that the actual number of victims is much higher, as asbestos-related diseases often remain undiagnosed.
Those whose symptoms have been correctly identified have the right to pursue justice in the form of monetary compensation from those who exposed them to the toxic material, and though there’s no question that money cannot replace their good health or make up for a life that’s been lost, it can provide the peace of mind of knowing that their families will be economically secure.
Alabamians who have been victims of asbestos exposure have local access to one of the country’s most noted mesothelioma advocates in the person of attorney Lawrence Holcomb of the Flint Law Firm. The Flint Law Firm has earned a national reputation for its unique emphasis on listening to its clients. They believe that they are best able to get just results for their clients by truly understanding them.
Though Mr. Holcomb began representing victims of asbestos exposure after he graduated from law school in 2012, his understanding of the material’s dangers began much earlier, when he was involved in his family’s asbestos abatement company.
4000 Eagle Point Corporate Drive
Birmingham, AL 35242
In addition to having worked as a licensed Renovation, Repair and Painting instructor, a NIOSH 582 microscopist and a licensed asbestos abatement supervisor, he holds a degree in Small Business Administration and managed large-scale environmental remediation projects all over the country before deciding to take his passion for protecting people from asbestos to the legal realm.
He is a graduate of the Cumberland School of Law and has been admitted to the state bar of Alabama, as well as the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Alabama, the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Alabama and the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Alabama.