Can I win an asbestos lawsuit even though I smoked?
“While other law firms shy away from fighting asbestos companies on behalf of lung cancer patients who smoked and were exposed to asbestos, our firm has consistently disproved the commonly held perception that only tobacco companies can be held liable for lung cancer.”--Perry Weitz, founder, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.
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Weitz & Luxenberg may be able to win your asbestos lawsuit even though you smoked cigarettes.
As recently as May 2007, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., won $37 million for two asbestos workers who smoked and had lung cancer. One of them worked as a boilermaker and the other as a steamfitter.
The jury determined that the occupational exposures to asbestos of both men were "substantial factors" in causing the lung cancers and rejected the defense that the sole cause of the cancers was smoking.
Studies have shown that the risk of lung cancer is higher for those who were exposed to asbestos and smoked. Asbestos companies may try to avoid liability by simply pointing to a smoking habit. But Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., has been successful in defeating this tactic.
Weitz & Luxenberg is a leading plaintiffs' law firm that has represented people affected by mesothelioma for over 20 years. Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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