NEW YORK ASBESTOS LAWYER
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Established in 1986, the New York asbestos-litigation law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg has grown into a national legal force with a staff of top-notch lawyers recognized coast to coast for obtaining multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for industrial workers diagnosed with occupational asbestos diseases, including such lethal illnesses as mesothelioma, asbestosis and asbestos-linked lung cancer.
October 25, 2010 – According to a leading New York asbestos lawyer with our firm, every year approximately 3,000 retirement-aged workers are caught off guard when doctors tell them the work they did decades ago has resulted today in the diagnosis of a lethal asbestos-related disease like malignant mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is known the world over as the signature asbestos-related cancer. As an occupational disease, it is a preventable cancer, which makes it all the more tragic. Mesothelioma is caused by the negligence of employers and asbestos product manufacturers who knew of the toxic dangers of their products, but kept that information from employees to avoid the overhead expenses of providing a safe working environment.
Industrial asbestos exposure
A New York asbestos lawyer with Weitz & Luxenberg disclosed that the workers who are most plagued by asbestos exposure are those who have spent years in the Navy, shipyard repair, the construction and automobile industries, and heating systems repair. Approximately 10,000 individuals die in this country every year from asbestos-related diseases.
Yet despite these mortal statistics, the United States is one of the few industrialized nations on Earth that has not banned the use of asbestos. While it is no longer mined in the United States, asbestos is still imported and used in construction and automobile products.
Congress passed laws in the 1980s limiting and controlling its use, but large quantities of asbestos-containing materials still remain in public buildings in New York and other U.S. cities that will eventually have to be removed.
New York asbestos lawyer
Every asbestos lawyer working for New York-based Weitz & Luxenberg is proud of the firm’s reputation for providing effective mesothelioma legal support for workers diagnosed with job-related asbestos disease. We are the largest mass tort plaintiffs’ law firm in New York specializing in asbestos-injury litigation.
If you worked professionally with asbestos-based products any time in the past and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, you may be eligible for financial compensation under the law. For a free legal consultation with no obligations, please use the convenient communication form on this page and a representative from our firm will be in touch shortly.