Oklahoma: Supportive Services For Our VAs
Vets of the U.S. armed forces are entitled to a number of services specifically created in recognition of their personal needs. A current list of the help centers in Oklahoma is located here.
Known for taking the lead in the prosecution of asbestos cases, Weitz & Luxenberg won a noteworthy consolidated trial in 1991 in regards to men who had worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s.
We have dealt with 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 suffering from mesothelioma (docket No. 12658-00). The firm has recovered hundreds of millions more for its clients, many of whom formed the hub of the victorious Allied war effort in the second World War.
Formed out of oxygen, hydrogen, silicon, and other metals, asbestos is classified as a mineral. Asbestos fibers are powerful, flexible and will not burn. 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 binds them together, producing asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. Several industrial products are created with ACM, for example sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Countless Americans were part of the armed services and were exposed to asbestos for decades unaware of the fact that this could one day bring about the mortal disease: mesothelioma.
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