Info For Vets In West Virginia
Servicemen & Servicewomen of the American armed forces are entitled to a number of benefits specifically created in recognition of their personal needs. An updated list of the facilities in West Virginia can be found here.
Recognized for pioneering asbestos cases, Weitz & Luxenberg won a historic consolidated trial in 1991 involving men who had worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s.
The law firm of Weitz and Luxenberg dealt with 36 clients in that case and received $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 from mesothelioma (docket No. 12658-00). Weitz & Luxenberg has recovered hundreds of millions more for its clients, many of whom formed the core 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 not flammable. Asbestos also insulates very well and doesn't break down easily. Other asbestos uses include older plastics, paper products and floor tiles. In most cases, asbestos fibers are mixed with a matter that keeps them together, creating asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. Countless industrial products are comprised of ACM, for instance sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Many people were part of the armed forces and lived alongside asbestos for decades not realizing that this could one day cause the fatal disease: mesothelioma.
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