Tools For Vets In RI
Vets of the United States armed forces are entitled to a number of facilities specifically created in recognition of their personal needs. Look here for an updated list of the help centers in Rhode Island.
Weitz & Luxenberg is known for taking the lead in the prosecution of asbestos cases, having won a noteworthy consolidated trial in 1991 involving employees of the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s.
Our firm dealt with 36 clients in that case and received $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 who had developed mesothelioma (docket No. 12658-00). The firm has recovered hundreds of millions more for its clients, many of whom formed the basis of the successful Allied war effort in World War II.
Comprised of oxygen, hydrogen, silicon, and assorted metals, asbestos is classified as a mineral. Its fibers are strong, flexible and flame retardant. Asbestos also insulates very well and doesn't break down easily. Other asbestos uses include older plastics, paper products and floor tiles. Generally, asbestos fibers are mixed with a substance that holds them together, producing asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. Countless industrial products are created with ACM, like sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Large amounts of Americans fulfilled their duty to the armed forces and lived alongside asbestos for many years without knowing that this could one day cause the fatal disease: lung cancer.
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