Our Asbestos Lawyers Have Helped Countless Families Devastated by a Loved One’s Diagnosis with an Asbestos-Related Disease.
Residents of the U.S. and Canada may seek legal remedies with our firm for an asbestos-related cancer, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer by completing the form on this page.
“My grandfather was a member of an electricians union, and worked at jobs all over the state for more than 40 years. He was diagnosed with asbestos lung cancer last year. Is there anything your lawyers can do to help them, or is it too late?”
“My husband has been sick and they told us he has mesothelioma cancer and he got it from working with asbestos when he was in the Navy back in the 1960s. One of our friends told us we need a lawyer. Can you help us?”
“My Dad retired last year from a company in upstate New York and used to work with asbestos all the time. And now my Mom is sick with asbestosis, and her doctors tell us it was caused by the asbestos on Dad’s work clothes that Mom used to shake the dust off of before she did the laundry. Can people who didn’t work with asbestos sue if they got sick this way?”
Almost every day, families facing the devastating news that a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious asbestos disease reach out to us with questions just like these. Like your family, they are worried about their loved one’s medical treatment and the costs associated with their medical care. They also want justice against the companies that caused their loved one to be exposed to asbestos so many years ago.
Since 1986, our asbestos lawyers have been fighting to help thousands of families just like yours to seek compensation for their loved one’s asbestos disease, their pain and suffering and to help offset the costs of expensive medical care.
A Dangerous Carcinogen with a Decades-Long Latency Period
For decades, tens of thousands of men and women were exposed to asbestos on the job, and countless others were put at risk for serious asbestos diseases caused by secondary exposure to the cancer causing mineral.
Asbestos is one of the more dangerous carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) for a number of reasons. Asbestos-containing materials (ACM) were used extensively in the construction, auto, energy and other industries because of its fire retardant properties and the mineral’s ability to hold in heat in boilers, in cements and plasters used on walls and ceilings in office buildings and homes, and to insulate heating pipes in schools, stores and apartment complexes, and in car, truck and railroad brakes. Asbestos is still found today in a number of consumer products.
Because of the time between exposure and when symptoms of an asbestos-related disease are first discovered (the latency period) is 30-40+ years long, the men and women who worked with asbestos or were exposed in another way will not know the serious consequences their exposure until many years later.
Microscopic sized asbestos dust has sharp, jagged edges. When someone breathes in asbestos, those tiny dusts attach to the lungs, and they are not expelled by coughing, breathing or blowing one's nose.
Instead, asbestos remains and lays dormant for decades. Eventually it can case lung tissue to scar, which results in chronic conditions like pleural plaques disease or asbestosis. In more serious cases, the asbestos will cause the lungs to produce abnormal cells which form tumors (which causes asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma).
Highly Skilled Lawyers on Your Side
The asbestos lawyers at our firm have succeeded in securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. While not every case can secure a large settlement or verdict, our lawyers fight vigilantly to obtain the best outcome possible for you. Our lawyers have even obtained financial awards from asbestos companies that were in bankruptcy.
Your Time is Limited to File a Lawsuit
Even though we are able to help clients exposed to asbestos many decades ago, once your loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, the clock begins to tick on the time you and your family have to seek compensation.
This time limit, known as the Statute of Limitations, varies from state to state. Therefore, it is vital that you seek legal advice early.
Get a Free Case Review from Weitz & Luxenberg
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos illness, contact our lawyers today for a free review of your potential lawsuit. You may also request a free copy of our sourcebook, "Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Asbestos Litigation and Your Rights."
A Weitz & Luxenberg representative will contact you as soon as possible.