MS: Supportive Services For VAs
Vets of the U.S. armed forces are entitled to a number of benefits specifically created in recognition of their personal needs. Look here for a contemporary list of the facilities in Mississippi.
Weitz & Luxenberg is known for spearheading asbestos cases, having won a noteworthy consolidated trial in 1991 involving men who had worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s.
Our firm represented 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 who had developed mesothelioma (docket No. 12658-00). The trial team has recovered hundreds of millions more for its clients, many of whom formed the base of the successful Allied war effort in World War II.
Asbestos is a mineral. It is composed of silicon, oxygen, hydrogen and other metals. Fibers made of asbestos are tough, flexible and will not burn. Asbestos also insulates very well and will not break down easily. Other asbestos uses include older plastics, paper products and floor tiles. Usually, asbestos fibers are mixed with a matter that holds them together, creating asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. Various industrial products are made of ACM, for example sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Those people fulfilled their duty to the armed forces and were exposed to asbestos for many years without knowing that this could one day bring about the mortal disease: lung cancer.
If you or someone you love has developed lung cancer after having contact with asbestos, we want to help. It's never too late for a free case evaluation. The form below initiates the process.
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