Hartley Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm is donating $500,000 to the West Virginia University Cancer Institute towards the purchase of a mobile lung cancer screening unit. Known as the “Lung Bus,” the mobile unit’s goal is to provide screenings for lung cancer throughout West Virginia and help decrease lung cancer mortality and improve early diagnosis of lung cancer.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of deaths in West Virginia; approximately 2,003 people are diagnosed and 1,507 die each year because of it. As a whole, the state has a higher rate of lung cancer than the nation, due to a combination of lifestyle, economic, social, and environmental factors. While pollution from strip mining and underground coal mining is known to cause cancer, experts argue that the biggest issue is lack of access to care—whether it’s preventative screening or cancer treatment.
We hope to make a difference with the Lung Bus against the battle for cancer in the region.
About Hartley Law Group, PLLC
At Hartley Law Group, PLLC, we have over 30 years of experience representing victims who have developed occupational illnesses such as mesothelioma, blood cancer, and lung cancer. Our West Virginia personal injury attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients, thanks to superior service and personalized attention to each case. If you want to learn how we can help, call (888) 653-6457 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.