ALABAMA LAWYER FOR MESOTHELIOMA PATIENTS
Mesothelioma plagues nearly every state in the country, says New York asbestos lawyer for Alabama residents
ALABAMA LAWYER FOR STATE RESIDENTS DIAGNOSED WITH MESOTHELIOMA
Based on federal and state mortality figures, workers in specific industries run the greatest risk of contracting an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma.
High-risk job titles include: construction workers, U.S. Navy veterans, shipyard workers, automobile mechanics, boilermakers, and many other occupations that utilize asbestos containing materials.
Alabama lawyer for mesothelioma patients
The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit public information organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., reviewed state death certificates reported to the federal government between 1979 to 2001, and found that Alabama ranks No. 19 compared with other states in the country.
At least 741 Alabama residents were killed by asbestos exposure during that time period, with twice as many people dying from asbestosis (507 deaths) than from mesothelioma (248 to 410 deaths).
According to the often-quoted report, these figures underestimate deaths from mesothelioma because mesothelioma was not tracked by the federal government as a cause of death until 1999. Notably, federal mortality figures more than doubled, from 935 in 1998, to 2,343 in 1999.
Track record of success
Weitz & Luxenberg is recognized on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line for obtaining record-setting verdicts and settlements for clients and their families.
The firm has been helping asbestos-injured workers recover monetary compensation for 25 years. Recently, the firm obtained a $2.16-million settlement for the family of a New York City construction worker who died of mesothelioma.
In 2007, Weitz & Luxenberg obtained a $37-million asbestos verdict in two related cases. In 2008, our attorneys secured $16.25 million in a case involving the first successful asbestos verdict against a dental supply company.
If you live in Alabama and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness we urge you to obtain a free and private legal consultation with Weitz & Luxenberg, via the form at left.
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