Libby Asbestos Exposure
McGarvey Law has long been committed to fighting for justice on behalf of the people of Libby, thousands of whom have been killed or sickened by asbestos exposure. From 1923 to 1990, asbestos-contaminated vermiculite was extracted from a large mine in Libby’s Rainy Creek drainage, which was operated first by the Zonolite Company and later by W.R. Grace. Employees of W.R Grace and Libby residents alike were exposed to asbestos fibers in dust that rose from the vermiculite as it was mined just outside of town and transported in uncovered chutes and on rail cars through downtown Libby. The toxic dust permeated the air and sank so deeply into the soil that asbestos fibers were found six feet deep in the heart of town decades later.
Over the last several decades, our team of attorneys has pioneered the asbestos litigation strategy for those exposed to Libby asbestos, and have handled hundreds of lawsuits against various defendants who played a role in exposing those in Libby to asbestos.
We have recovered over $100,000,000 on behalf of those sickened by asbestos in Lincoln County, including those with mesothelioma, pleural scarring, asbestosis, lung cancer, and respiratory or digestive tract cancers. These recoveries have been the result of decades of work to establish that various entities had a role in exposing individuals to asbestos, including opinions from the Montana Supreme Court regarding the State of Montana, BNSF Railway and Maryland Casualty Company. Our firm has the unique tools, experience, and knowledge to pursue these claims and maximize recoveries on behalf of Libby asbestos victims and their families. If you have been diagnosed with any asbestos-related diseases and have spent significant time in Libby or had exposure to vermiculite products from Libby, we may be able to obtain a recovery on your behalf.