Covington is an independent city in Alleghany County in the state of Virginia. It is one of three cities located in the Roanoke Region. The population was 6,303 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Alleghany County. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Covington with Alleghany county for statistical purposes. Covington is located at the confluence of Jackson River and Dunlap Creek. The current mayor of Covington is Stephanie Ross Clark, who is the first African-American mayor of Covington as well as the first female mayor. Its media and news needs are served by The Virginian Review newspaper, which has been continuously serving the Alleghany Highlands since August 10, 1914. Fire protection is provided by the Covington Fire Department, which was chartered on March 4, 1902. The Covington Rescue Squad provides emergency medical services to the city of Covington. The squad was organized in 1933 and is the third oldest volunteer rescue squad in the commonwealth of Virginia.

Asbestos And Mesothelioma Litigation Lawyers In Covington Virginia

What is asbestos and mesothelioma litigation?

Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos, once regarded as a miracle mineral, was popular due its lightweight but tough characteristics as well as for its heat-resistant properties. This naturally occurring mineral was used in many commercial and consumer products, from construction materials such as cement, roofing shingles and insulation, to consumer and industrial applications such as hair dryers, automobile brake pads and pipe insulation.

Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer which forms in the lining of the chest or abdominal cavities on the mesothelium - the sac lining the internal body cavities. Mesothelioma cases involve those who have suffered adverse health effects from exposure to asbestos on the job, in consumer products, or in the environment.

Asbestos and mesothelioma litigation are a type of toxic tort litigation.

Answers to asbestos and mesothelioma litigation issues in Virginia

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that typically affects the lining of the lungs, heart and abdomen....

In certain kinds of cases, lawyers charge what is called a contingency fee. Instead of billing by the hour, the...

Property owners may be liable for tenant health problems caused by exposure to environmental hazards, such as...

Catastrophic injuries are those that require significant medical treatment, and which usually have a long-term or...