TX: Helpful Services For Vets
Members of the American armed forces are entitled to a number of services specifically created in recognition of their personal needs. An up to date list of the facilities in Texas can be found here.
Weitz & Luxenberg is known for pioneering asbestos cases, having won a noteworthy consolidated trial in 1991 concerning men who had worked at 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 decision in New York for a brake mechanic suffering with mesothelioma (docket No. 12658-00). The firm has recovered hundreds of millions more for its clients, many of whom formed the basis of the victorious Allied war effort in the second World War.
Formed out of oxygen, hydrogen, silicon, and various metals, asbestos is classified as a mineral. Its fibers are durable, 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. Usually, asbestos fibers are blended with a material that bonds them together, constructing an asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. Lots of industrial products are made of ACM, including sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Large amounts of individuals fulfilled their duty to the armed forces and were exposed to asbestos for many years unaware of the fact that this could one day bring about the deadly disease: mesothelioma.
Being exposed to asbestos can significantly affect your health. Weitz & Luxenberg understands this and can provide assistance. For a free consultation, fill out the form below.
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