ASBESTOS MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUIT
A mesothelioma lawsuit seeks financial compensation for occupational asbestos exposure and disease.
October 20, 2010 – Mesothelioma is caused almost exclusively by occupational asbestos exposure, and frequently results in a personal injury lawsuit filed by the injured worker against the responsible parties, usually a former employer or an asbestos product manufacturer.
According to the National Cancer Institute, a history of asbestos exposure at work is reported in up to 80 percent of all mesothelioma cases. Asbestos exposure can also result in asbestosis and asbestos-linked lung cancer.
Mesothelioma is a preventable disease when precautions against asbestos exposure are taken. But obvious precautions are not always taken.
Some 3,000 cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed every year in the United States. The mesothelioma prognosis is usually dire, with patients rarely living beyond two years of the initial diagnosis.
With mounting medical bills and the ultimate loss of the head of the household, families impacted by mesothelioma are often left financially destitute.
How can a mesothelioma lawsuit help?
If reasonable precautions were taken by certain asbestos companies, thousands of U.S. workers would not have been subjected to the horrors of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases that together kill 10,000 people every year in this country.
Mesothelioma results from the negligence of employers and asbestos product manufacturers who knew of the health dangers of their products, but deliberately chose corporate profits over the expense of maintaining a safe working environment. This injustice has been recognized in U.S. courts and compensated for in countless asbestos-related mesothelioma lawsuit cases that ended in favor of the injured worker.
Many of these awards were achieved with professional representation from the lawyers at Weitz & Luxenberg, New York’s preeminent personal injury law firm specializing in providing mesothelioma legal support for asbestos-injured workers.
Weitz & Luxenberg for your mesothelioma lawsuit
Weitz & Luxenberg is recognized nationally for its successes in the area of asbestos litigation, and has secured record-setting verdicts and settlements for clients since 1986.
Last year our lawyers obtained a $2.16-million settlement for the family of a New York City construction worker who died of mesothelioma. And in 2008, our lawyers achieved a $16.25 million verdict for a client in a complaint against a dental supply company that marketed asbestos-based dental tape.
If you worked professionally with asbestos-based products at any time in your career and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you may be eligible for financial compensation under the law. For a free case review, please use the communication form on this page and a representative from our firm will respond shortly.