PA: Helpful Services For Vets
Veterans of the United States armed forces are entitled to a number of services specifically created in recognition of their personal needs. Search for a current list of the help centers in Pennsylvania.
Known for taking the lead in the prosecution of asbestos cases, Weitz & Luxenberg won a landmark consolidated trial in 1991 involving employees of the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s.
Our firm managed 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 stricken by mesothelioma (docket No. 12658-00). Weitz & Luxenberg has recovered hundreds of millions more for its clients, many of whom formed the hub of the victorious Allied war effort in World War II.
Made up of oxygen, hydrogen, silicon, and various metals, asbestos is classified as a mineral. Asbestos fibers are strong, flexible and not flammable. Asbestos also insulates very well and doesn't break down easily. Asbestos has been used in older plastics, paper products and floor tiles. Usually, asbestos fibers are blended with a material that keeps them together, leading to the creation of asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. Several industrial products are made of ACM, for example sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Numerous people were part of the armed services and were exposed to asbestos for much of their lives without knowing that this could one day bring about the lethal disease: mesothelioma.
If you or someone you love has developed mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos, we can help. It's never too late for a free case evaluation. The form below initiates the process.
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