MESOTHELIOMA CLASS ACTION
Weitz & Luxenberg specializes in obtaining mesothelioma class action lawsuit compensation
July 13, 2010 – Lawsuit information: A mesothelioma class action lawsuit is a legal claim filed by a group of plaintiffs diagnosed with mesothelioma, a fatal asbestos-related cancer usually contracted by occupational asbestos exposure.
According to the latest medical information, most cases of mesothelioma and asbestosis are diagnosed 30 years or more after work-site exposure.
The long latency period associated with asbestos diseases is a contributing factor to the disturbing upswing in diagnosed cases today. The number of mesothelioma cases are expected to peak this year in the United States, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control.
Mesothelioma class action lawsuits are filed against defendant companies that knew about the dangers of occupational asbestos exposure, but failed to inform or protect their employees, usually in the interests of reducing overhead expenses and boosting profits.
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The firm’s impressive track record is rooted in a landmark mesothelioma class action claim that involved 36 retired Brooklyn Navy Yard workers in New York City who were diagnosed with mesothelioma and other fatal asbestos-related diseases linked to asbestos.
Weitz & Luxenberg obtained $75 million for the naval shipyard veterans, most of whom died from their illnesses. In those cases, surviving family members received the awards.
Class action lawsuit information
A mesothelioma class action lawsuit may be attractive to patients who wish to avoid a trial, since an out-of-court settlement is likely when a lot of claimants are involved.
Your Weitz & Luxenberg mesothelioma lawyer will give you the best class action lawsuit information advice available.
If you and any of your work associates have been diagnosed with asbestos-related illnesses like mesothelioma or asbestosis and seek free information on a class action lawsuit, please contact the firm by using the communication form at left.