Tools For Our VAs In Tennessee
There are a number of facilities that have been created for veterans of the U.S. armed forces. An up to date list of the help centers in Tennessee is located here.
Weitz & Luxenberg is known for taking the lead in the prosecution of asbestos cases, having won a landmark consolidated trial in 1991 involving Brooklyn Navy Yard workers in the 1940s and 1950s.
We have managed 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 from mesothelioma (docket No. 12658-00). The Asbestos team has recovered hundreds of millions more for its clients, many of whom formed the core of the triumphant Allied war effort in WWII.
Asbestos is a mineral. It is composed of silicon, oxygen, hydrogen and other metals. Its fibers are powerful, flexible and will not burn. 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 mixed with a substance that binds them together, constructing an asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. Countless industrial products are composed of ACM, for instance sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Lots of individuals were part of the armed forces and lived alongside asbestos for quite a while without knowing that this could one day lead to the life-threatening disease: lung cancer.
If you or someone you love has developed lung cancer after having contact with asbestos, let us help. It's never too late for a free case evaluation. The form below begins the process.
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