For Michigan veterans
There are a number of Michigan VA facilities where veterans can obtain free testing for asbestos exposure. Look here for an updated list of the help centers in Michigan.
Recognized for spearheading asbestos cases, Weitz & Luxenberg won a landmark consolidated
trial in 1991 concerning men who had worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the
1940s and 1950s.
We have 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 verdict in New York for a brake mechanic stricken by mesothelioma
(docket No. 12658-00). The firm has recovered hundreds of millions more for its
clients, many of whom formed the core of the triumphant Allied war effort in
World War II.
Asbestos is a mineral. It is composed of silicon, oxygen,
hydrogen and other metals. Its fibers are tough, flexible and not flammable.
Asbestos also insulates very well and won't break down easily. Other asbestos
uses include older plastics, paper products and floor tiles. Sometimes, asbestos
fibers are mixed with a material that binds them together, leading to the
creation of asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. Lots of
industrial products are made of ACM, including sealants, cement pipe and
Those individuals served in the armed services and were
exposed to asbestos for a long time without knowing that this could one day
bring about the terminal disease: lung cancer.
Dealing with mesothelioma can be daunting. Weitz & Luxenberg can help
relieve some of the burden by providing you with a free case evaluation. Your
first step is to fill out the form below.
your next step . .