Information For Veterans In CA
Vets of the American armed forces are entitled to a number of services specifically created in recognition of their personal needs. Look here for an updated list of the help centers in California.
Lauded for spearheading asbestos cases, Weitz & Luxenberg won a landmark consolidated trial in 1991 involving Brooklyn Navy Yard workers in the 1940s and 1950s.
Our firm dealt with 36 clients in that case and collected $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 decision in New York for a brake mechanic suffering with mesothelioma (docket No. 12658-00). The Asbestos team has recovered hundreds of millions more for its clients, many of whom formed the base of the successful Allied war effort in the second World War.
Made up of oxygen, hydrogen, silicon, and various metals, asbestos is classified as a mineral. Fibers made of asbestos are powerful, flexible and flame retardant. Asbestos also insulates very well and won't break down easily. Other asbestos uses include older plastics, paper products and floor tiles. Usually, asbestos fibers are combined with a substance that binds them together, creating asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. Assorted industrial products are created with ACM, like sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Lots of Americans worked in the armed forces and lived alongside asbestos for decades unaware of the fact that this could one day bring about the terminal disease: lung cancer.
Did you know there is no time limit for filing an asbestos lawsuit? Weitz & Luxenberg can help you receive compensation no matter when you were exposed. Simply fill out the form below to begin the process.
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