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Top Rated South Carolina Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure Law Firm

American laborers and veterans are at risk of deadly illnesses from asbestos exposure. If you or a loved one developed mesothelioma or other asbestos disease, let Kassel McVey help you get compensated.

Consult for free with an experienced asbestos lawyer. Call Kassel McVey at (803) 256-4242.

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     Kassel McVey has won on behalf of working people and families suffering from mesothelioma

    Industrial Pump

    38 Million


    Won for a mill maintenance worker and his wife after we sued multiple companies for his asbestos-related cancer.

    Polyester Fiber Manufacturing

    14 Million


    Won for a manufacturing maintenance man’s family after he died of mesothelioma.


    5.1 Million


    Won for the wife of an industrial technician who succumbed to mesothelioma.

    Why Choose Kassel McVey To Handle Your Mesothelioma Case? In two words: Theile McVey

    Thele McVey

    For the last 17 years Theile McVey has devoted the majority of her legal practice to representing individuals and families hit hard by asbestos exposure causing mesothelioma.

    1. Since 2006 Theile has been involved in almost every significant mesothelioma case brought in the state and federal courts in South Carolina. 
    2. She has appeared before every judge who has been specially appointed to hear mesothelioma cases in South Carolina.
    3. She has represented over 100 families working to resolve their cases.

    Leader in developing discovery to be used in trial against asbestos component part manufacturers

    Theile McVey  has been a leader in developing discovery to be used in trial against asbestos component part manufacturers using asbestos products as well industrial plant owners allowing their own workers to be exposed to asbestos insulation and equipment. Through the hard work of digging through documents, meeting with expert and lay witnesses, learning the science of asbestos exposure, Theile has been able to help expose companies by showing their knowledge of the health hazards of asbestos exposure and their hiding of the problem.

    Not Taking No For an Answer

    Theile McVey was instrumental in finding insurance coverage to help pay claims to those ravaged by mesothelioma. When many lawyers took no for an answer when inquiring about insurance coverage, Theile looked further. She actually took companies who claimed they had no insurance nor assets to pay claims and put them into court supervised receiverships. This process has led to special insurance funds that are being used for the first time to pay asbestos claims. The court appointment of receiverships in asbestos claims in South Carolina has been reported in industry publications and legal media outlets across the county.

    Hard Work Pays Off With Results & Respect

    Theile’s hard work pays off. Her diligent preparation has led to numerous significant verdicts at trial across the state such as:

    • A case filed on behalf of a Duke employee in Anderson, South Carolina resulted in a $5.2 million dollar verdict.  
    • A case filed in Spartanburg, South Carolina on behalf of a man working in industrial plants, resulted in a $300,000 trial verdict. The defense appealed the verdict which was upheld by the South Carolina Court of Appeals in a 47 page opinion which laid out the law on virtually every major legal issue to be raised in a mesothelioma trial.  
    • Another South Carolina jury returned a $14 million dollar verdict  on behalf of a worker in a Celanese plant. Despite appeals, the verdict was affirmed by the South Carolina Court of Appeals and by the South Carolina Supreme Court. Justice John Few of the South Carolina Supreme Court used Theile’s case to write the seminal judicial opinion on the legal concept of statutory employer, an issue that arises frequently during asbestos litigation. The opinion was extremely favorable to working men and women. 
    • A Greenville jury returned a $700,000 verdict in a mesothelioma case. 
    • A Richland county jury returned a $38 million dollar verdict in a case on behalf of a worker exposed to asbestos at the Carolina Eastman plant outside of Columbia. In addition to trial verdicts, Theile has helped secure millions of dollars in settlements for deserving families torn apart by asbestos exposure. 
    • And more!

    Lawyers From Other States Seek Her Out

    It is no accident that when lawyers from other states represent South Carolina residents, they overwhelmingly seek out Theile McVey to help with their prosecution of claims in this state. What they know is that Theile is experienced. She knows the lawyers, judges, experts and defendants that regularly appear in these cases. The insights she brings on trial strategy is recognized as invaluable.

    Let Kassel McVey Handle Everything & Get Results

    Construction workers, plant personnel, maintenance workers, military veterans, and their families count on the Kassel McVey. Here’s why hard-working South Carolinians trust their Mesothelioma case with us:


    We Handle Everything

    Whether you’re suing an asbestos company, claiming benefits, or both, our firm can carry out the entire process for you. You’ll stay updated about your case through our constant communication.

    Top Rated


    We have 50 years of combined experience obtaining big wins for the injured. Our attorneys have won even seemingly tough claims against big companies. We’re strategic at settlement negotiations and unafraid to go to state or federal court if needed.

    Contingent Fee

    No Fee Until We Win

    You don’t pay us any lawyer fees unless we obtain compensation for you. Your consultation with us is also free. You risk nothing by working with Kassel McVey.

    At Kassel McVey, we work tirelessly to obtain the maximum compensation our clients deserve. We examine all legal options available and create a robust strategy for each client. With compelling evidence and the support of experts, we put together a strong case. And we present it with tenacity, even when facing big companies that try to deny their liability.

    Start by talking to us about your mesothelioma or asbestos exposure. Call (803) 256-4242 for your free consultation.

    What Clients are Saying

    “I could not have been in better hands with this law firm. They were very attentive to my case while being concerned for my well-being… I was happy with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend them if you are looking for an injury lawyer.”

    – Darlene P.

    “Kassel McVey has been very effective with handling my mother’s case. The settlement received was more than I expected and my family is very appreciative of the caring, professional and efficient manner the staff handled and won this case.”

    – Cynthia G.S.

    “John and his team provided a very professional and somehow personal and authentic shoulder as we navigated things, ultimately leading to an outcome that exceeded our expectations. The results made a difference. The sincere personal interest moved us.  We highly recommend.”


    – Chris S.

    “Very grateful for Theile McVey and the staff. They were professional, caring, and diligent in handling my case… She always returned calls and emails in a timely manner and did an excellent job getting my case resolved. Beyond being a great lawyer she is a great person and always made me feel comfortable and made sure that I understood everything.”

    – Dawn S.

    Mesothelioma Lawsuit FAQs

    How do I know if I have mesothelioma?

    Symptoms of mesothelioma or asbestosis commonly take 20 to 60 years to appear. Look out for health issues such as painful coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, unexplained weight loss, and unusual lumps under the skin on the chest. When you notice these symptoms, see a doctor right away to get a proper diagnosis. Keep your medical records and other documentation from this point on, to help your potential claim later.

    How do I claim asbestos/mesothelioma compensation?

    You may be able to claim from a trust fund, sue for personal injury, or claim available benefits. The first step you’ll want to take is to consult an experienced asbestos attorney to determine which legal pathway is best for your situation. Your attorney can then help you with the filing process.

    Kassel McVey provides comprehensive legal service: from your initial consultation to filing all the paperwork to completing your case. We ensure that each case we handle is effective and efficient, while providing personal care to the client throughout the process.

    How much could I receive for mesothelioma or asbestos disease?

    Case outcomes depend on many factors. Some estimates say the average mesothelioma settlement is $1-2 million, but in reality, there’s a wide range of settlement and verdict amounts. Working with an attorney is a sensible way to maximize your claim. The attorneys at Kassel McVey have obtained as much as $38 million for a single case of asbestos exposure.

    My loved one died of mesothelioma. Do I have a claim?

    You may have a potential wrongful death claim if a close family member died of asbestos exposure through no fault of their own. A successful wrongful death claim may reimburse your funeral and burial expenses, as well as related medical costs from your loved one’s illness. It may also provide monetary compensation for non-economic losses such as lost companionship. Talk to us at Kassel McVey for an assessment of your possible wrongful death case.

    How much does an asbestos lawyer cost?

    At Kassel McVey, our legal services for asbestos cases cost nothing upfront. You won’t have to pay us any lawyer fees unless and until we obtain compensation for you. This means you don’t risk any money with us, and you can be assured we’ll work hard to win your case.

    Contact Kassel McVey Today

    Reach out to an asbestos injury attorney with an excellent track record and a team that truly cares. Speak to Kassel McVey Personal Injury Lawyers, a trusted mesothelioma firm based in Columbia, South Carolina. Your consultation is free. Call (803) 256-4242 today.

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