Asbestos Awareness Day 2010April 1st, 2010
Our attorneys recognize the significance of national awareness week in April 2010 to help the countless men and women who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer and asbestosis.
Those affected by asbestos disease can obtain important information from our attorneys about your legal rights and options.
Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. would like to highlight a sobering statistic: In 2009, over 219,000 people were diagnosed with lung cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. For over 13,000 of those people, their cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos or another pollutant. In response to the ongoing danger of asbestos exposure, Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Louis Capps (D-CA), Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Betty Sutton (D-OH) have sponsored a Congressional proclamation declaring the first week of April 2010 National Asbestos Awareness Week.
“There is great need for continued research, education and assistance for people with asbestos diseases,” said Joseph Patrick Williams, an attorney in the firm’s Asbestos Litigation Unit. Williams applauded the ongoing efforts of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which holds its sixth annual conference this month.
“We hear from Navy veterans, construction workers, boiler tenders, and many others who are now facing serious asbestos-related illness many years after they were exposed,” Williams said. He pointed to the death of former Variety columnist Army Archerd in September 2009 and the passing of National Football League Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen in March 2010. Both men succumbed to mesothelioma, a cancer which as yet has no cure, though medical treatments have been improving.
How We Can Help
Weitz & Luxenberg has been helping people to recover monetary compensation for asbestos related illnesses for over 20 years. Last year, the firm obtained a $2.16-million settlement for the family of a New York City construction worker who died of mesothelioma; in 2008, our attorneys secured $16.25 million in a case involving the first successful asbestos verdict against a dental supply company, and in 2007, Weitz & Luxenberg achieved a $37 million asbestos verdict in two lung cancer cases in a reverse bifurcated trial.
Get More Information About Your Legal Rights
Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer may be entitled to significant financial compensation from the companies responsible for their disease. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, we may be able to help you to seek justice for your illness and file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Please complete the form for a free and confidential review of your potential asbestos lawsuit or request a free copy of our asbestos sourcebook. A Weitz & Luxenberg representative will contact you as soon as possible.