National Asbestos Trust
Weitz & Luxenberg would like to explain National Asbestos Trust in this letter to our clients:To our clients,
Recently, in several major newspapers, there have been reports about the formation of a national asbestos trust. This national asbestos trust would potentially put an end to all asbestos lawsuits by creating a fund from which all claimants are paid. According to the New York Times , a national asbestos trust would reduce funds for mesothelioma and lung cancer cases and limit recoveries on non-cancer cases. While this concerns us greatly, at this point, the national asbestos trust is simply a proposal. Much legislation still has to happen before any new asbestos tort law could affect our clients.
In the same New York Times article, senior partner Perry Weitz is quoted as saying, “This [national asbestos trust] is just another avenue to compensate our clients…We represent these people, and our goal is to get them fair and adequate compensation as soon as possible.” If the national asbestos trust does become law, your asbestos claim may still qualify you for compensation, but it will be for a predetermined amount of money, not one determined by a lawsuit. At Weitz & Luxenberg, providing our clients with the finest legal representation is our primary objective. Rest assured that we are following the national asbestos trust proposal very closely, and we will fight hard for what is best for you.
Please feel free to check back with us frequently on the matter of the National Asbestos Trust. We will post updates as we get them, and do our best to keep our clients informed on the progress of the National Asbestos Trust.
If you are concerned about the national asbestos trust and how it could affect you, we urge you to contact your Senator and tell them to vote against any measures that would put the National Asbestos Trust into law. You can identify your Senator and obtain their mailing address by visiting www.senate.gov. Together, we can work to defeat the National Asbestos Trust.
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.
Exposure to asbestos is known to cause serious illnesses such as mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer or asbestosis.If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos illness, contact our lawyers today for a free review of your case. A Weitz & Luxenberg representative will contact you as soon as possible.