Interview Conducted On: August 20, 2017
Page Last Updated: August 25, 2018
We caught up with Birmingham's Leading Attorney Patrick Keahey about dangers
of asbestos exposure and what people with lung cancer or mesothelioma can do to
receive cash settlements.
Birmingham Lights: Mr. Keahey, thank you for taking time to speak with us. Can you briefly tell our readers about the Keahey Law Firm?
Patrick Keahey: The Keahey Law Firm is an asbestos litigation firm with offices in Birmingham and Mobile. For 25 years, we have helped asbestos victims and their families receive cash settlements available through asbestos trust funds. Although we have clients across the United States, most are located in Alabama and other Southeastern states.
BL: Are people still diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases?
PK: Asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma and lung cancer are unusual. Patients may have no symptoms for decades following exposure. It is typical for us to help cancer patients today who were exposed to asbestos even 40 or 50 years ago.
BL: What are some of the signs or symptoms associated with Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a rare and serious form of cancer typically located in the lining of the lungs. It is so uncommon that some physicians may practice medicine their entire careers and never diagnose a patient with mesothelioma. For that reason, it is often misdiagnosed. Symptoms usually don't appear until the disease has reached advanced stages. More information about mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestos may be found on our website, www.mesohelp.com.
BL: What areas of Alabama do you practice law?
PK: Asbestos was widely used across our state for much of the 20th Century. It was found on construction sites, steel mills, refineries, textile mills, shipyards, railroads, paper mills, automotive factories and auto repair shops, and in many factories and industrial plants. For that reason, we have represented clients from the Tennessee line to the Gulf Coast.
BL: Thank you very much