Wisconsin: Useful Services For Our VAs
There are a number of services that have been created for vets of the American armed forces. Look here for an updated list of the facilities in Wisconsin.
Known for taking the lead in the prosecution of asbestos cases, Weitz & Luxenberg won a historic consolidated trial in 1991 in regards to employees of the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s.
Our firm represented 36 clients in that case and won $75 million. Another case yielded a $64.65 million award for four asbestos plaintiffs in 1996 (NY, docket # 10893/95), and, in 2002, the firm won a $53 million verdict in New York for a brake mechanic stricken by mesothelioma (docket No. 12658-00). The Asbestos team has recovered hundreds of millions more for its clients, many of whom formed the foundation of the triumphant Allied war effort in World War II.
Made up of oxygen, hydrogen, silicon, and assorted metals, asbestos is classified as a mineral. Asbestos fibers are durable, flexible and flame retardant. Asbestos also insulates very well and won't break down easily. Asbestos has been used in older plastics, paper products and floor tiles. Often, asbestos fibers are blended with a material that joins them together, leading to the creation of asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. A range of industrial products are comprised of ACM, for example sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Lots of individuals worked in the armed forces and had contact with asbestos for a long time not realizing that this could one day cause the life-threatening disease: mesothelioma.
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