ASBESTOS IN CANADA
Uncertain future for asbestos industry in Canada
Update: Asbestos in Quebec and Ontario, Canada.
The personal injury law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg — long recognized in the U.S. legal community for obtaining record verdicts and settlements for workers harmed by asbestos — has expanded its practice to Canada and now offers legal counsel to Canadian workers diagnosed with occupational mesothelioma.
For the first time now, residents of the United States and Canada can seek legal remedies with our firm for asbestos-related mesothelioma or lung cancer. Get a free copy of our asbestos sourcebook, "Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Asbestos Litigation and Your Rights."
Asbestos in Quebec, Canada
August 24, 2009 -- In the 1960s, when asbestos miners began to show signs of fatal lung diseases, the country’s excitement over rich asbestos deposits in Quebec began to fade.
Today, Quebec contains the majority of Canada’s asbestos mines. According to our Quebec asbestos lawyer, the province has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma in the world.
Asbestos in Ontario, Canada
Canada, like many other developed countries, has invested greatly in trying to rid homes, schools, and public office buildings of the asbestos insulation that was so freely applied in the past.
According to CBC News in Canada, hospitals are still dealing with the aftereffects of asbestos use. In 2007, a Sarnia, Ontario clinic registered a new patient almost every day with an asbestos-related cancer, such as mesothelioma.
Our Ontario asbestos lawyer reports that Sarnia, Ontario, is home to a major petrochemical complex made up of miles of oil pipelines used by Imperial Oil, Suncor, and Shell. There are thousands of pipes running through the area that were covered with asbestos insulation, and many remain.
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.
If you are a Canadian worker or resident and you have been diagnosed with occupational mesothelioma or lung cancer, obtain a free consultation to determine your eligibility to receive financial compensation.
Please notify us through the communication form on this page. We will pursue your claim with vigilance to help you pay for medical bills, lost wages, and damages. Please know, the firm works on a contingency basis so there are no legal fees until we win a verdict or settlement in your favor.