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
May 19, 2010 – Mesothelioma is known the
world over as the signature asbestos-related cancer and is almost always caused
by occupational asbestos exposure,
says many an experienced Alabama lawyer.
Based on federal and state mortality figures, workers in specific industries
run the greatest risk of contracting an asbestos-related disease like
High-risk job titles include: construction workers, U.S. Navy veterans,
shipyard workers, automobile mechanics, boilermakers, and many other occupations
that utilize asbestos
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
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.
Protect you family’s financial future today.