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Members of the American armed forces are entitled to a number of benefits specifically created in recognition of their personal needs. Search for a current list of the facilities in Virginia.
Weitz & Luxenberg is known for spearheading asbestos cases, having won a noteworthy consolidated trial in 1991 in regards to employees of the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s.
Our firm handled 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 verdict 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 basis of the victorious Allied war effort in WWII.
Made up of oxygen, hydrogen, silicon, and various metals, asbestos is classified as a mineral. Asbestos fibers are strong, flexible and will not burn. Asbestos also insulates very well and won't break down easily. Other asbestos uses include older plastics, paper products and floor tiles. In most cases, asbestos fibers are combined with a substance that keeps them together, constructing an asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. Several industrial products are created with ACM, for example sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Countless people worked in the armed forces and were exposed to asbestos for much of their lives not realizing that this could one day cause the lethal disease: lung cancer.
Did you know there is no time limit for filing an asbestos lawsuit? Weitz & Luxenberg can help you receive compensation regardless of when you were exposed. Simply fill out the form below to start the process.
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