Our attorneys can help you receive compensation if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a rare asbestos-related cancer that is diagnosed in 3,000 individuals every year in the United States. It occurs more often in men than in women, and the risk increases with age.
Working with asbestos materials without protective clothing or respirators is the major cause of mesothelioma cancer.
The asbestos factor
Asbestos is the name of a group of minerals that occur naturally as masses of strong, flexible fibers that can be separated into thin threads and woven.
It has been widely used in many industrial products, including cement, brake linings, roof shingles, flooring products, textiles, and insulation.
If tiny asbestos particles float in the air, especially during the manufacturing process, they may be inhaled or swallowed, and can cause serious health problems such as the asbestos cancer mesothelioma.
In addition to mesothelioma cancer, exposure to asbestos increases the risk of lung cancer, asbestosis (a noncancerous, chronic lung ailment), and other cancers, such as those of the larynx and kidney.
Unfortunately, the makers of asbestos and asbestos-containing products and the companies that marketed them to the public, knew all too well of the dangers to a person's health as a result of asbestos exposure.
Our law firm has ample documentation of employers who allowed their workers to toil unprotected with asbestos, even after learning of the hazards.
Since 1986, our lawyers have dedicated themselves to helping those with mesothelioma cancer and their families seek compensation for the illness.
About Weitz & Luxenberg
You may be wondering to yourself, among all the law firms available, why should I choose Weitz & Luxenberg? The answer is our track record.
For over two decades, our firm has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking litigation.
Such intricate cases have often involved people who developed the asbestos cancer mesothelioma from second-hand asbestos exposure.
This includes those who came in contact with asbestos fibers while washing the clothes of someone who worked with it.
Such very specialized lawsuits can be immensely difficult to prove, yet Weitz & Luxenberg consistently prevails despite many obstacles.
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