Tools For Vets In Vermont
Vets of the American armed forces are entitled to a number of benefits specifically created in recognition of their personal needs. Search for an updated list of the help centers in Vermont.
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.
Weitz & Luxenberg dealt with 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). Weitz & Luxenberg has recovered hundreds of millions more for its clients, many of whom formed the core of the triumphant Allied war effort in WWII.
Asbestos is a mineral. It is composed of silicon, oxygen, hydrogen and other metals. Its fibers are strong, flexible and not flammable. Asbestos also insulates very well and does not break down easily. Other asbestos uses include older plastics, paper products and floor tiles. Often, asbestos fibers are mixed with a substance that keeps them together, leading to the creation of asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. Assorted industrial products are made of ACM, for example sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Many Americans served in the armed forces and were exposed to asbestos for quite a while not realizing that this could one day cause the life-threatening disease: mesothelioma.
Being exposed to asbestos can negatively impact your health. Weitz & Luxenberg understands this and wants to help. For a free consultation, fill out the form below.
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