Allentown Asbestos Lawyer

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For over 30 years Allentown PA asbestos lawyer David Halpern has been actively representing the rights of victims of asbestos exposure.

Halpern has investigated, litigated, and settled hundreds of mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer cases. The Halpern Law Firm is dedicated to helping Allentown asbestos exposure victims and their families get the compensation they deserve.

Allentown Asbestos and Mesothelioma Attorney

If you live in Allentown, PA, you know how unique and vibrant the city is. 

However, you may be unaware of Allentown’s history with asbestos, a fibrous silicate mineral that is dangerous when inhaled. 

Unfortunately, several companies and manufacturing facilities in Allentown have exposed workers to asbestos. Knowing about asbestos exposure in Allentown can help you understand whether you may be experiencing adverse effects from asbestos. If you are, you may be able to obtain compensation with the help of a personal injury attorney. 

Contact the Allentown, PA, office of The Halpern Law Firm today to learn more about asbestos and mesothelioma in Allentown. 



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Allentown, Pennsylvania 

Allentown is one of the fastest-growing major cities in Pennsylvania, with a 2020 population of over 125,000. The city is located along the Lehigh River and is sometimes known by nicknames such as “The A,” “The Queen City,” and “A-Town.” 

Allentown is well-known for its history with industrialization. The city is home to several manufacturing facilities, first dating back to 1782, when the city’s first shopkeeper opened a sawmill. Notably, the Allentown Iron Core Company opened in 1846, followed by the opening of the Allentown Rolling Mill Company in 1860. 

Allentown has roots in the following industries:

  • Steel
  • Electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Trucks
  • Mineral processing equipment
  • Clothing and textiles
  • Industrial equipment

Asbestos Exposure in Allentown

Allentown’s industrial roots brought wealth and prosperity to the city during the 20th century. Unfortunately, many of the city’s manufacturing facilities, storefronts, and organizations have also exposed residents to asbestos. 

According to, the following Allentown companies have exposed workers to asbestos: 

  • AT&T
  • Allentown Hospital
  • Bethlehem Steel Company
  • Central Catholic High School
  • First National Bank
  • General Electric Company
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Mack Truck
  • Sacred Heart Hospital
  • Sears Roebuck Company
  • Western Electric Company

Many companies, such as those above, utilize asbestos in their insulation products. Historically, asbestos was also used to produce building materials like cement, drywall, ceiling tiles, joint compounds, and roofing materials, all of which may be present in the above facilities. 

Unfortunately, the presence of asbestos in these products often leads workers to inhale dangerous asbestos dust while completing their work duties each shift. Even though companies have reduced their levels of asbestos contamination over time, the damage has already been done for many employees. 

According to Asbestos Nation, nearly 500 Lehigh County residents have died from asbestos-related illnesses since 1999. The county averages 25 asbestos deaths each year. 


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Have You Experienced Asbestos Exposure in Allentown? 

Many Allentown residents do not realize how significantly asbestos exposure has impacted their lives. Unfortunately, prolonged asbestos exposure can lead to severe illnesses and death in many cases. 

Mesothelioma is one of the most common illnesses resulting from asbestos exposure. This aggressive, incurable cancer is considered fatal in all cases and can produce symptoms such as:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Painful coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unexplained weight loss

Asbestos exposure can also lead to the following illnesses:

  • Asbestosis
  • Kidney, throat, and gastrointestinal cancers
  • Lung cancer
  • Pleural effusions
  • Scarring of the lung linings

The physical symptoms of asbestos exposure often do not arise until 20 to 50 years after exposure incidents. As a result, some asbestos victims do not know to attribute their illnesses to asbestos exposure. 

About Lawyer David Halpern – Your Allentown Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawyer

David Halpern has a commitment to leaving no stone unturned. He is involved in every case meeting and preparing clients, sending out a discovery to defendants, and taking corporate depositions. His discovery often involves site inspections and document inspections at the worksites clients have worked at. This type of commitment and dedication ensures the companies at fault are held responsible for their actions and has resulted in many millions of dollars recovered for Pennsylvania and New Jersey asbestos cancer victims.

Dave Halpern is an expert in asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits. He has represented and fought for hundreds of clients throughout his career, with a sole focus on helping victims of corporate negligence. He is still working on behalf of clients and their families, ensuring they get justice and can hold those responsible accountable for the harm they caused. 

Prior to starting his own firm, David Halpern worked for a nationally recognized asbestos plaintiff’s firm in Philadelphia. His legal achievements include being part of a team that obtained a verdict on behalf of two mesothelioma victims for over $18 million. 

David B. Halpern is a graduate of Temple University in 1984 and Delaware Law School in 1987. Following graduation in 1987, he clerked for one year for the Honorable Michael R. Stiles in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. David Halperin is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

How Our Law Firm Can Help 

If you previously worked or currently work in any of the above companies or industries in Allentown, you may have become ill from asbestos exposure. Attorney David Halpern at the Halpern Law Firm can guide you through the appropriate steps to seek compensation for your illness. 

David Halpern has represented numerous Pennsylvania and Allentown residents throughout complex asbestos lawsuits and settlements. We’re confident we can provide effective representation, legal advice, and guidance for you as well. 

If you believe you or a loved one may be a victim of lung cancer or mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, contact the Halpern Law Firm for a consultation.


Allentown office is located at:

860 Broad Street

Emmaus, PA 18049  

(610) 778-2025


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