Our comprehensive database can help prove your illness came from asbestos
Weitz & Luxenberg will file claims for residents of the United
States and Canada harmed by
asbestos exposure from American-made asbestos products. Get a free copy of our sourcebook,
"Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Asbestos Litigation And Your Rights."
Weitz & Luxenberg has decades of experience in obtaining large
verdicts and settlements on behalf of thousands of plaintiffs. In that
time, we developed a state-of-the-art Asbestos
Your memory doesn’t have to be perfect. Our Exposure Database stores
information taken from thousands of witnesses about job sites, the working
conditions at those sites, names and locations of buildings (including new
construction, renovation and demolition sites), co-workers at job sites, the
companies that made or distributed asbestos products and the brand and trade
names of asbestos products.
Learn answers to commonly asked questions about asbestos exposure, below:
Can my doctor tell me if my diagnosis came from being exposed to
Virtually everyone who is diagnosed with mesothelioma got sick because of
their exposure to asbestos. The only way to contract asbestosis or mesothelioma
is from inhaling asbestos dust and fibers over a long period of time. For
asbestos-related lung cancer, your doctor will carefully review your job history
and perform medical tests to confirm that your asbestos exposure caused you to
develop lung cancer. Your smoking history is not a factor in proving that a
diagnosis of mesothelioma or asbestosis came from asbestos exposure.
I worked with asbestos all my life and I know I’m sick. I don’t have
the money to be tested. Can you help?
Part of our work in evaluating your case is to review all of your medical
records. We often send clients for a medical examination and testing performed
by a doctor who specializes in pulmonary medicine, and your x-rays will be
reviewed by a specially qualified radiologist. These exams and tests are
performed at no cost to you.
My husband worked with asbestos and now I’m sick. How did this
happen?“This risk from limited exposure was recognized many
decades ago when reports of mesothelioma, from household exposures of spouses
and children and neighborhood exposures from proximity to industrial plants,
appeared in the medical and scientific literature. We have represented many such
asbestos victims and the current findings bear out the extent of the continuing
asbestos disaster.” -- Jerry Kristal, Weitz & Luxenberg asbestos trial
Our asbestos attorneys are committed to helping those diagnosed with
mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis because of secondary or limited exposure
In such cases, they were exposed by their husband, father, or other family
member. Our clients often tell us that their family members would come home
“covered in dust” or had dust inside their cars. Family members breathed in the
dangerous asbestos dust brought into their homes when washing work clothes, or
even riding in the car. For secondary or limited exposure cases, there can be
even more concern about proving your case.
We know you weren’t present at those job sites, but with the testimony of
countless witnesses in our Exposure Database, we can help you prove what
asbestos products were used at the job sites where your loved one worked.
What do I do now?
Weitz & Luxenberg is a leading plaintiffs' law firm that has represented
people affected by mesothelioma for over 20
years. Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure may be entitled to
compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
If you would like a free consultation or more information about your legal
options, please complete the form on this page, and a representative of our law
firm will contact you as soon as possible.