Kentucky: Helpful Services For Veterans
Veterans of the U.S. armed forces are entitled to a number of benefits specifically created in recognition of their personal needs. An up to date list of the facilities in Kentucky can be found here.
Weitz & Luxenberg is known for taking the lead in the prosecution of asbestos cases, having won a notable consolidated trial in 1991 concerning men who had worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s.
We have represented 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 decision in New York for a brake mechanic suffering with mesothelioma (docket No. 12658-00). The trial team has recovered hundreds of millions more for its clients, many of whom formed the hub of the victorious Allied war effort in WWII.
Comprised of oxygen, hydrogen, silicon, and assorted metals, asbestos is classified as a mineral. Fibers made of asbestos are powerful, flexible and flame retardant. Asbestos also insulates very well and won't break down easily. Asbestos has been used in older plastics, paper products and floor tiles. Sometimes, asbestos fibers are blended with a substance that binds them together, producing asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. An assortment of industrial products are composed of ACM, like sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Large amounts of individuals worked in the armed services and had contact with asbestos for many years not realizing that this could one day lead to the fatal disease: mesothelioma.
Surviving with mesothelioma can be strenuous. Weitz & Luxenberg can help reduce hardship by providing you with a free case evaluation. Your first step is to fill out the form below.
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