Weitz & Luxenberg’s mesothelioma attorneys always seek for their clients the maximum compensation they are entitled to
November 8, 2010 - The mesothelioma attorneys practicing at Weitz & Luxenberg have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients who have been diagnosed with asbestos cancers such as malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Our attorneys have helped clients and their families secure badly needed financial assistance to pay for the high costs of asbestos cancer care. Weitz & Luxenberg has represented former mechanics, construction workers, plumbers, sheet metal workers, electricians and others suffering from mesothelioma disease and asbestos-related lung cancer.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos disease, a Weitz & Luxenberg mesothelioma attorney will review your case for free if you complete the form on this page.
Mesothelioma attorneys: How to choose
There are many mesothelioma attorneys to choose from, but how do you know which lawyer is likely to provide the best legal services? Here are some questions to consider:
Will the mesothelioma attorney be working on the case or simply refer your case to another mesothelioma attorney? Learning the answer to this question is important because there are many lawyers who advertise themselves as mesothelioma attorneys but refer cases to other attorneys for a fee after accepting them. Every Weitz & Luxenberg mesothelioma attorney works exclusively on your asbestos claim and has a strong track record of success in this practice area.
How much experience does the mesothelioma attorney have with mesothelioma cases? Attorneys can offer legal services in many different practice areas and accept mesothelioma cases, even though the firm’s experience in that area is limited. . Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys have been working on mesothelioma cases and asbestos cancer cases since 1986. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or an asbestos-related cancer like asbestosis, you can turn confidently to the law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg.
How much has the attorney won in mesothelioma verdicts and settlements? It is in your interest to select a mesothelioma attorney who has obtained substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients . Weitz & Luxenberg mesothelioma attorneys have won millions of dollars in mesothelioma verdicts and settlements.
How do mesothelioma attorneys charge for legal services? Many mesothelioma attorneys charge for legal services on a contingency fee basis. In a contingency fee system, the client is not responsible for expenses associated with the case while the case is ongoing. If the case resolves in a settlement or a verdict, the mesothelioma attorney deducts case expenses from the amount recovered. The mesothelioma attorney then takes a fraction of the remaining amount as a legal fee. The remainder is sent to the client. If the attorney fails to procure a settlement or a favorable verdict for the client, the client is not obligated to pay anything to the attorney. Please know, Weitz & Luxenberg works on a contingency fee basis.
Weitz & Luxenberg mesothelioma attorney success story
The mesothelioma attorneys at Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. achieved a $16.25 million verdict in an asbestos lawsuit on behalf of a 71-year-old man diagnosed with asbestos-related mesothelioma cancer.
The jury attributed 20 percent of the liability to the sole defendant at trial, Kerr Corp., a dental tape supply company. The case, which clears a new path to justice in asbestos litigation, for it is believed to be the first successful asbestos verdict against that type of defendant.
Douglas D. von Oiste, Weitz & Luxenberg mesothelioma attorney and lead counsel in that case said, “The jury believed Mr. Penn and did not believe Kerr’s defense that the product it distributed did not release harmful asbestos dust, and that Kerr could not have known at the time that it was dangerous.”
Our 71-year-old client was a mail carrier from 1963 to 1999, though, in considering a career change, attended dental technician school in the late 1960s. It was there that he was exposed to asbestos while making castings by carving wax replicas of teeth using asbestos-containing dental tape.
Sadly, this case is one of thousands our mesothelioma attorneys have had to bring on behalf of those whose lives have been upended by mesothelioma.
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If you would like a free consultation or more information about your legal options, please complete the form on this page and a mesothelioma attorney at our law firm will contact you as soon as possible.