Help For Veterans In Iowa
Servicemen & Servicewomen of the United States armed forces are entitled to a number of services specifically created in recognition of their personal needs. Look here for an up to date list of the help centers in Iowa.
Weitz & Luxenberg is known for taking the lead in the prosecution of asbestos cases, having won a landmark consolidated trial in 1991 concerning men who had worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s.
The law firm of Weitz and Luxenberg had 36 clients in that case and was awarded $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 hub of the successful Allied war effort in World War II.
Asbestos is a mineral. It is composed of silicon, oxygen, hydrogen and other metals. Its fibers are durable, flexible and will not burn. Asbestos also insulates very well and will not break down easily. Asbestos has been used in older plastics, paper products and floor tiles. In most cases, asbestos fibers are joined with a material that keeps them together, creating asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. Assorted industrial products are made of ACM, like sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Countless people worked in the armed services and lived alongside asbestos for decades not realizing that this could one day lead to the dangerous disease: lung cancer.
Exposure to asbestos can negatively impact your health. Weitz & Luxenberg understands this and is here to help. For a free consultation, fill out the form below.
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