Information For Vets In AK
Vets of the United States armed forces are entitled to a number of services specifically created in recognition of their personal needs. Look here for a contemporary list of the facilities in Alaska.
Known for taking the lead in the prosecution of asbestos cases, Weitz & Luxenberg won a noteworthy consolidated trial in 1991 involving Brooklyn Navy Yard workers in the 1940s and 1950s.
Our firm handled 36 clients in that case and secured $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). Weitz & Luxenberg has recovered hundreds of millions more for its clients, many of whom formed the foundation of the victorious Allied war effort in the second World War.
Asbestos is a mineral. It is composed of silicon, oxygen, hydrogen and other metals. Its fibers are strong, flexible and will not burn. Asbestos also insulates very well and doesn't break down easily. Asbestos has been used in older plastics, paper products and floor tiles. Generally, asbestos fibers are blended with a matter that holds them together, producing asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. An assortment of industrial products are comprised of ACM, for instance sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Numerous Americans were part of the armed services and were exposed to asbestos for many years unaware of the fact that this could one day cause the terminal disease: lung cancer.
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