ASBESTOS LAW FIRM
Mesothelioma. Lung cancer. Asbestosis. Each is an asbestos-related disease. If you think you have one, see a doctor immediately.
Then see a lawyer.
But not just any lawyer. Make sure the one you go to has handled many, many cases involving mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. Experience with these types of cases – and a long, solid history of winning and settling them – is vitally important because of what it means to have an asbestos-related disease.
Asbestos at one time was hailed by industry as a miracle material. It allowed steel mills to fully fire their massive furnaces and, in so doing, shape molten iron ore into mighty girders for a nation of ever-rising skylines. It allowed factories to contain the withering heat of assembly-line machinery involved in producing automobiles, washing machines and countless other goods sought in homes enjoying continually improving standards of living. It allowed industry to thrive because the mineral was easy to dig up from the earth, inexpensive to turn into useful products, and seemingly impossible to wear out.
But overshadowing those advantages was a dark side of asbestos: its proven capacity to cause mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
The nature of asbestos is such that -- if it is sawed or drilled or pounded or rubbed or simply disturbed in some way – it will release into the air a cloud of tiny fibers that can be easily inhaled and become forever trapped deep in the lungs. Decades later, an asbestos disease bursts forth.
However, mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis devastate more than just health. They can – and very often do – severely damage family finances. Nest-eggs can be wiped out in a blink, so expensive are these disease to treat. Making money matters worse, these diseases also carry costs for related care and medical supplies, plus the costs of travel to and from a hospital where asbestos-disease treatment is offered (there are only a handful of them in the entire U.S.)
The financial impact doesn’t end there. Working-age patients find that mesothelioma, for example, can be so debilitating that they lose their ability to earn a paycheck. With no income to apply against rising debts, such patients soon find themselves in a deep, deep financial hole from which escape seems beyond the realm of possibility.
It’s because of this financial destruction that many who suffer from mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis take steps to force asbestos manufacturers and sellers to pay those medical costs and to compensate for lost wages – as well as for lost wage-earning potential. Companies can even be compelled to pay for a related injury known as loss of consortium, which is a polite way of saying the disease has caused the patient and his spouse to be deprived of the pleasure of intimate relations with one another. And, of course, should death enter the picture, the surviving spouse can sue for the wrongful loss of her spouse, and all that such a loss entails.
But the asbestos companies can’t be forced to pay so much as a penny unless they first are taken to court.
And going to court means retaining an asbestos law firm.
The attorneys of Weitz & Luxenberg Weitz & Luxenberg are recognized champions of the rights of mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis victims. Atop the firm are leadership attorneys who have been designated by their peers as “Best Lawyers,” “Super Lawyers” or both. They oversee the work of a huge number of other attorneys (many of whom are themselves “Best Lawyers,” “Super Lawyers” or both) and hundreds upon hundreds of paralegals, law researchers, field investigators, communications specialists, records managers, technology experts, and others crucially important to achieving victory.
In short, Weitz & Luxenberg is large enough to take on the biggest corporate giants, yet personal enough to gladly make house calls when illness prevents clients from coming to the firm’s offices.
Moreover, this trailblazing law firm owns an astonishing record of success -- $7.3 billion in verdicts and settlements obtained in little more than the two decades since its founding. In the late 1980s, for example, in its very first major case, the firm won $75 million for a group of asbestos-exposed shipyard workers.
It’s why, last year, 81 percent of all asbestos trials in New York City began with a lawsuit brought by Weitz & Luxenberg.
Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys want to hear about what happened to you. They want to know about the medical problems you’re experiencing and they want to know about the financial burden you’re struggling beneath. They want to know because they may be able to fully solve those problems for you.
Start the conversation by completing the brief form on this page. After you click the button to submit it, the form will be sent to the firm’s front-line coordinators, who will presently arrange for you to receive a no-cost, no-obligation discussion with a Weitz & Luxenberg asbestos attorney about your rights under the law and your options for suing.
Meanwhile, get instant answers to your basic questions by requesting a free copy of the Weitz & Luxenberg sourcebook, Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Asbestos Litigation and Your Rights.